Publications

Short Stories/Flash Fiction available online:

“Why Won’t Women Just Say What They Want”, for Barrelhouse: Fall of Men 

“Happily Ever After”, for  Medium: Unruly Bodies, edited by Roxane Gay

“Boys Go to Jupiter” in The Sewanee Review, Vol 125, Issue 4

“Nobody’s Gonna Sleep Here Honey” at Buzzfeed 

“Someone Ought to Tell Her There’s Nowhere to Go” in A Public Space Issue 9 (subscription required)

“Virgins” in The Paris Review, Issue 182 (subscription required)

“A Natural History of My Earlobes”, for The Owls Magazine 

Essays:

“How do You Write From a Country that Doesn’t Exist?: After Michael Brown”, for Lit Hub 

 “Ryan Gosling: A Fantasy For the Internet Age”, for Salon Magazine

 “Looking for Black Literature”, PEN America Center Online

Reviews:

“Archive of an Unraveling Future.” Review of Funny Once, by Antonya Nelson, Virgina Quarterly Review Vol 90, No. 3, Summer 2014: 187-190.

“At and Beyond the Prism of Race”, discussion of Asali Solomon’s Get Down for All Things Considered. 

“NW.” Review of NW, by Zadie Smith, The Washington Independent Review of Books

“A Memoir of Loving and Giving.” Review of Brothers & Me by Donna Britt, The Washington Post, March 30, 2012.

“Life Without Precious.” Review of The Kid, by Sapphire, The New York Times, July 31, 2011.

“Us and Them: The Year’s Best Outsider Fiction.” NPR Books, December 10, 2010.

Work in Print:

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

Introduction to Notes From a Black Woman’s Diary: Selected Works of Kathleen Collins

 “Sick Sad World: Watching Daria in 2016”, in Little Boxes: Twelve Writers on Television

“Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain”, in  American Short Fiction, Vol 19, Issue 63 and Best American Short Stories 2017

“Travel Tips for Young Women”, in Columbia: A Journal of Art and Literature, Issue 50

“Alcatraz”, in Callaloo, Volume 32, Number 4