WRITING PORTFOLIO

SAFETY TOWN, GUERNICA

June 2022

My mom is a civil engineer named Fionnuala Quinn and she loves good road design.

THE INFAMOUS "WORST ROOMMATE EVER" WAS MY DAD'S CHILDHOOD NEMESIS, GAWKER

April 2022

We knew the murderer/squatter Jamison Bachman as a nighttime terror named Jammie.

NORTH POLE, SPECULATIVE NONFICTION

May 2021

Get a time zone, North Pole!

NORMAL FEET, THE BOILER

October 2022

Aiyana, who had long narrow toes, hated feet even more than I did.

UNREAL HOUSEWIVES IN “TRUE STORY: WHAT REALITY TV SAYS ABOUT US,” CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS

February 2022

Refreshingly, sociologist Danielle J. Lindemann isn’t interested in asking whether or not reality TV is “really real.”

SMART PIGS, NASHVILLE REVIEW

April 2021

First we are dogs, and then we are pigs, and then we are ourselves.

FINDING ROOMMATES ONLINE REQUIRES LUCK, SKILL, AND HUMILITY, GAWKER

July 2023

Reactivating your Facebook and other terrors.

Read piece

REVIEW PARIS IS A PARTY, PARIS IS A GHOST, CLEVELAND REVIEW OF BOOKS

2021

Review of a debut novel by David Hoon Kim.

SPLITS, DIAGRAM

Forthcoming

Spending what culminates to hours, maybe days of my life trying to get one leg forward and the other backward.

SEMI-ALLIGATOR, THE JOURNAL

2022

I could afford an alligator right now if I wanted.

Read in print

MERRITT ISLAND, WHURK MAGAZINE

September 2016

The last dusky seaside sparrow disappeared three years before everyone agreed they weren’t coming back. Poem republished by the Science Museum of Virginia.