Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024)


▪ “Nature Under Constraint and Vexed” (forthcoming in Contrapuntos X, 2023)

“To Have Done with the Division of Moving Bodies” (published in Heavy Feather Review’s Vacancies in 2014, now archived online, 2023)

“Blues for Borinquén” (Salt Hill: 47, Winter 2022)

“When Seeing Isn’t Looking Isn’t Believing” (The Tunnel at 25, Summer 2020)

▪ “No Stranger to You and Me” (Saranac Review, Fall 2017)

“The House That Jack Built” (Conjunctions: 68, Inside Out: Architectures of Experience,  Spring 2017)

“Reflections of a Walking Ruin” (Numéro Cinq, January 2017)

▪ “You Should Have the Body” (Web Conjunctions, September 2016)

▪ “To Have Done with the Division of Moving Bodies” (Heavy Feather Review: Vacancies, Summer 2014)

“Suspension as a Unit of Experience; or, What She Remembered of the Vanishing Lines” (Conjunctions:60, In Absentia, Spring 2013)

“Spectral Confessions and Other Digressions” (The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, edited by Davis Schneiderman, Spring 2013)

▪ “Spectral Confessions and Other Digressions” published in The Official Catalog of the Library of Potential Literature (The Lit Pub, 2012)

▪ My untitled fifty-word text  appears in [ C. ] An MLP Stamp Stories Anthology (Mud Luscious Press, November 2011)

“Notes Toward the Recovery of Desiderata” (Conjunctions:56, Terra Incognita: The Voyage Issue, Spring 2011)

“The Museum of Oddities & Eccentricities,” a collaboration with Lily Hoang, published in Unfinished, Stories Finished by Lily Hoang (Jaded Ibis Press, Winter 2011)

▪ “Spectral Confessions and Other Digressions” published in The Official Catalog of the Library of Potential Literature (Cow Heavy Books, 2011)

“Some Varieties of Being and Other Non Sequiturs” (Conjunctions 55: Urban Arias, Fall 2010)

▪ “A Little Declines Outside the Flare” (Corduroy Mountain, print issue 2010)

▪ “Professor Fader Is Like a Virgin” (Sonora Review, May 2010)

▪ “How to Avoid Being a Woodpusher” (The Rumpus, April 2010)

▪ “How to Be Happy and Free” (Opium Magazine 9: The Mania Issue)

▪ “The World According to Arthur Arluck” (Underground Voices)

▪ “Was What It Was” (ArtVoice, June/July 2009)


“The Science of Storytelling” and “Two Spaces After a Period” (Contrapuntos IX, 2022)

▪ “data-dump dummy’s error messages” (Featherproof Books, September 2009)

▪ “Beside a Ruin Nests the Eccentric” (Everyday Genius, September 2009)

▪ “How Do You Scratch a Phantom Limb?” (Little White Poetry Journal, Summer 2009)

▪ “Something, Fathered In the Wastes, Wormed Within the Body” (elimae, March 2009)


Interview with Amber Sparks (The Brooklyn Rail, July-August 2016)

“Sentenced to Depth,” collected in The Ear’s Mouth Must Move — Essential Interviews of William H. Gass

Interview with Lance Olsen (Rain Taxi: Review of Books, Spring 2014: Online Edition)

“Sentenced to Depth”: Interview with William H. Gass (Rain Taxi: Review of Books,  Spring 2013: Online Edition)

“Sentenced to Depth”: Interview with William H. Gass at (Rain Taxi: Review of Books, Spring 2013: Print Edition)

Interview with Mary Caponegro (Salt Hill Journal, #28)

Interview with Alexander Theroux (Bookforum)

Interview with Thalia Field (The Believer, January 2011)

Interview with Lance Olsen (Rain Taxi: Review of Books, Summer 2010)

Interview with Brian Evenson (Rain Taxi: Review of Books, Winter 2009/2010)

Interview with Chelsea Martin (The Rumpus, November 2009)

▪ Interview with Thomas Cooper (The Chapbook Review)

▪ Interview with Tina May Hall (The Chapbook Review)

▪ Interview with Leni Zumas (Word Riot)


▪ Music review of Dälek’s Gutter Tactics (3:AM Magazine)

▪ Music review of Miniature Tigers’s Tell It to the Volcano (3:AM Magazine)

▪ Music Review of Andrew Bird’s Noble Beast (3:AM Magazine)


Review of John Domini’s Movieola! (The Brooklyn Rail, October 2016)

“What Do You Call a Text with No Arms and No Legs and No Head?” (The Literarian, September 2012)

▪ Review of Jaimy Gordon’s Lord of Misrule (The Review of Contemporary Fiction)

Review of Barry Hannah’s Long, Last, Happy: New and Selected Stories (Rain Taxi: Review of Books, Online Edition: Summer 2011)

▪  Review of Rikki Ducornet’s Netsuke (American Book Review, May/June 2011)

▪  Review of Ted Pelton’s Bartleby, the Sportscaster (Rain Taxi: Review of Books, Spring 2011 Print Edition)

▪ Review of Renee Gladman’s Event Factory (The Review of Contemporary Fiction, 2011)

Review of Bradford Morrow’s The Diviner’s Tale (The Rumpus, February 2011).

Review of Robert Steiner’s Negative Space (Rain Taxi: Review of Books, Online Edition: Winter 2010/2011)

Review of Jeremy M. Davies’s Rose Alley (The Brooklyn Rail, February 2011)

▪ Review of Norman Lock’s Shadowplay (The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Fall 2010)

▪ Review of Peter Handke’s Don Juan: His Own Version, translated by Krishna Winston (The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Summer 2010)

“The Whatness of Our Whoness: On Reading”: (The Laughing Yeti, July 2o1o)

▪ “How I Decide What to Read Next” (Guest post at the National Book Critics’ blog, July 2010)

Review of Jane Unrue’s Life of a Star (The Brooklyn Rail, July/August 2010)

▪ Review of Robert Coover’s Noir (The Brooklyn Rail, May 2010)

Review of Shane Jones’s The Failure Six (The Brooklyn Rail, April 2010)

▪ Powell’s Books “Review-a-Day” republished my review of Andrew Zornoza’s Where I Stay (originally published in Rain Taxi: Review of Books, Spring 2010).

Review of Andrew Zornoza’s Where I Stay (Rain Taxi: Review of Books, Spring 2010)

Review of Michael Kimball’s The Way the Family Got Away (The Rupture, March 2010)

Review of Leni Zumas’s Farewell Navigator (Fiction Writers Review, March 2010)

Review of Brian Evenson’s Baby Leg (The Rupture, February 2010)

Review of John Haskell’s Out of My Skin (The Rumpus, February 2010)

Review of Mary Caponegro’s All Fall Down (Open Letters Monthly, February 2010)

Review of Joseph Youngs Easter Rabbit (New Pages, February 2010)

▪ Powell’s Books “Review-a-Day” has republished my review of Joanna Howard’s On the Winding Stair (originally published in The Brooklyn Rail, December, 2009).

▪ Review of Interfictions 2: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing (New Pages, January 2010)

Review of Robert Lopez‘s Kamby Bolongo Mean River (Word Riot, January 2010)

Review of John Dermot Woods’s The Complete Collection of People, Places & Things (The Rupture, January 2010)

▪ Review of Michael Leong’s e.s.p. (Open Letters Monthly, January 2010)

▪ Review of Joanna Howard’s On the Winding Stair (The Brooklyn Rail, December 2009)

Review of Ken Sparling’s Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall (The Rupture, December 2009)

▪ Review of Michael Kimball’s Dear Everybody (Word Riot, December 2009)

▪ Review of Justin Sirois’s MLKNG SCKLS (New Pages, December 2009)

Review of Jamie Iredell’s Prose. Poem. A Novel. (The Rumpus, December 2009)

▪ A Crazy Trolley to Nowhere and Back Again: Gert Jonke’s The System of Vienna (The Millions, November 2009)

Review of Jackie Corley’s The Suburban Swindle (The Rupture, November 2009)

▪ Review of The Delicacy and Strength of Lace: Letters Between Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright (Word Riot, November 2009)

▪ Essay entitled “Now I am Ready to Tell How Bodies Are Changed Into Different Bodies: Anne Michaels’s The Winter Vault” (The Prairie Journal:  A Magazine of Canadian Literature, Issue #52, 2009)

Review of Sean Lovelace’s How Some People Like Their Eggs (Open Letters Monthly, November 2009)

▪ Review of Suzanne Jill Levine’s The Subversive Scribe (New Pages, November 2009)

Essay “Magic and Music Steer this Vessel: On Jorge Luis Borges’s This Craft of Verse (Fiction Writers Review, October 2009)

Reprint of my essay “Call Me FishOwl: Reflecting on the Novella’s neither Fish nor Fowl Status” (Flatmancrooked, October 2009)

Review of Nick Antosca’s Midnight Picnic (The Rupture, October 2009)

Review of Lily Hoang’s Changing (The Rupture, September 2009)

Review of Matthew Simmons’s A Jello Horse (Open Letters Monthly)

Review of Stephanie Johnson’s One of These Things Is Not Like the Others (New Pages)

Review of Michal Ajvaz’s The Other City (The Rupture, August 2009)

Review of Brian Evenson’s Fugue State (Open Letters Monthly)

▪ Review of Fred Marchant’s The Looking House (Word Riot, August 2009)

Review of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction: Tips from Editors, Teachers, and Writers in the Field, Edited by Tara L. Masih (New Pages)

Review of Peter Selgin’s Life Goes to the Movies (DIAGRAM)

Review of Aleksandar Hemon’s Love & Obstacles (Open Letters Monthly)

Review of Translation in Practice, edited by by Gill Paul (New Pages)

Review of by Chelsea Martin’s Everything Was Fine Until Whatever (The Rumpus, June 2009)

▪ Review of Amelia Gray’s AM/PM (Word Riot)

Review essay of Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s The Mirror in the Well (Tarpaulin Sky, June 2009)

Review essay of Stanley Crawford’s Log of the S.S. Mrs Unguentine (Tarpaulin Sky, June 2009)

“The Last Book I Loved”: Fog & Car (The Rumpus, June 2009)

▪ Review essay of Emine Sevgi Özdamar’s The Bridge of the Golden Horn (The Quarterly Conversation)

Review essay of Eugene Lim’s Fog & Car (New Pages, June 2009)

Review of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck (Open Letters Monthly

▪ Review of Waste, by Eugene Marten (Word Riot)

Review of Words Overflown by Stars, edited by David Jauss (New Pages, May 2009)

▪ Review of Partial List of People to Bleach, by Gary Lutz (Word Riot)

Review of First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process, by Robert D. Richardson (New Pages, April 2009)

▪ Review of Joseph Stroud’s Of This World: New and Selected Poems (Bookslut, February 2009)

▪ Review of Can Xue’s Five Spice Street (The Quarterly Conversation)

▪ Review of J.M.G. Le Clézio’s The Interrogation (Bookslut, January 2009)


A Community of Words

A Deep Well of Well-Linked Sentences

With the Power of Prose Everything Is Possible

Lyrical Language and Luminous Bits

Mr. Tellibly Divicult!: James Joyce and the Joy of Must-Read Books, Like Finnegans Wake

▪ Unmoored Confessions and Other Diversions: Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s The Daydreaming Boy