Selected Work


I had been volunteering at the ape house for four months before I was invited to meet Nathan…
Longreads, May 2023

“Son of the Gun”
I have been debating whether or not I will teach my daughter to shoot for longer than she has been alive…
Consequence Forum, Spring 2023

“In the Petrified Forest”
The argument settled into silence just as my wife and I pulled off the interstate to follow signs for Petrified Forest National Park…
Ruminate, Fall/Winter 2022

From 20 years away, your father’s war looks a lot like smoke…
New Letters, Summer 2020
— “Getting Ahold of the Heart,” New Letters Special Feature and Q&A.
— Pushcart Prize Nominated

To distract myself from the fact that my dog is dying, I check the headlines…

The Sun, January 2018

I started at the ape house during my first semester of academic probation…

The Missouri Review, Summer 2016
— Finalist, 2015 Jeffrey E. Smith Editor’s Prize for Essay
— Selected as a Notable Essay in the 2017 Best American Essays anthology


“So I said I floss”
—So I said ‘Sure, I floss.’ and immediately regretted it...
The Razor, July 2022

“No Machine”
When the sun is two trees up, the learners call Clyde to the room for work…

Electric Literature’s The Commuter (vol 33), October 2018


“Researchers seek treatments for veterans combating chronic injury”
UMSL Daily, November 2015

“MIMH certifies first deaf Mental Health First Aid instructors”
UMSL Daily, May 2015

“Ferguson Clergy Revitalization Breakfast hosted at UMSL” News, November, 2014