“Everyone Assumes the Animals All Know Each Other”—Colorado Review: Fall 2016
“Neck of the Woods“—Guernica: December 2016
“What I Told the Cops” & “Reverse: A Fairy Tale”—Bennington Review: Issue Two
“On the Most Terrifying Character in the Wizard of Oz“; “We Will Have Wanted To Have“—failbetter: May 10, 2016
“Orpheus & EuroDisney“—storySouth: Spring 2016
“After the Girl“—Gulf Coast: Winter 2016
“Echolalia“—Tupelo Quarterly: Fall 2015
“How To Walk Backwards Into A Black & White House”—Ploughshares: Spring 2015
“Spoiler” “Gods Gone Wild” “Leading” “Ain’t No Party”—The Brooklyn Quarterly: Issue 4, November 2014
“In Ground We Trust” — Indiana Review: Summer 2014
“Straw Man”—The Journal: Winter 2014
“After the Witch”—the Massachusetts Review: Winter 2014
“The Blueprint”—Crazyhorse: Number 84, Fall 2013
“The Wallflower”—Fence: Fall/Winter 2000-2001
“Quicksilver” (Nominated for Pushcart Prize) and “Salt Fork, Vermilion River”—Phoebe: Fall 1999
Policy & Law
“No Country For Jailed Men“—Pacific Standard: June 30, 2015
“Youth In Crisis: Why Orange Is The New Black Needs To Add A Juvenile Inmate“—Slate: June 29, 2015
“Gwyneth Paltrow Is on Food Stamps This Week. Stop Making Fun of Her.”—Slate: April 14, 2015
“The Hungry, Healthy-Free Kids Act” (with Dahlia Lithwick)—Slate: May 22, 2014
“Aging Out is Not a Graduation: Breaking Down Higher-Ed Barriers for Youth in Foster Care“—Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy: April 2014 (47 Clearinghouse Rev. 400)
“Woolard: Our duty, our children“—Virginian-Pilot: March 9, 2014
“Hunger Amid Plenty“—Richmond Times-Dispatch: September 25, 2013
“We have to keep caregivers healthy“—Richmond Times-Dispatch: July 18, 2013
“An Education: Virginia’s Implementation of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act“—Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy: January 2012
Book review || Failure to Protect: America’s Sexual Predator Laws and the Rise of the Preventive State (with Thom Hafemeister)—Law & Politics Book Review: 2007
Other Essays & Articles
“Bring It On Home“—The Rumpus: September 2014
“Compassionate Release: the Agony & the Empathy in ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK“—Press Play, Indiewire: July 2014
“Days Like Lost Dogs: In Support of Loose Ends in Procedurals“—Press Play, Indiewire: April 2014
“Evolutionary Road“—Arts & Sciences Magazine: 2010
Mentions & Things
A fun Q&A with the delightful editors of failbetter, which accompanied a couple of my poems.
The lovely folks at Indiana Review interviewed me as the winner of their 2014 Half-K Prize.
I interviewed poet & software developer TJ Jarrett for Writerhouse in December 2013. You can find a description & link to the podcast here.
I’m so pleased to have been named as one of two Finalists for the 2014 Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest.
The dazzling Win Bassett did an interview of me for a project on writers working outside of publishing/academia, and The Atlantic picked it up for their website. The full version of the interview appeared on Bull City Press.
The fabulous staff at Best New Poets did a great job of promoting the 2013 anthology I was included in—they posted interviews with each poet (here’s mine) & came up with these amazing graphics to promote each poem.
The wonderful people at Smartish Pace invited me to be a part of a reading in Baltimore in April 2013 to celebrate the release of an issue a poem of mine appeared in—you can find that here.
The equally wonderful people who run the Tumblr for The Millions blogged a piece of “Get Lost”—you can find that here.