Non-Fiction

Holy City of the Wichitas

NEW: “Welcoming the Stranger: Faces of the Refugee Crisis,” Texas Monthly, February 2017

A series of six profiles of Syrian refugees and those who are helping them resettle in Southwest Houston.  These stories are an attempt to draw a more nuanced picture of refugees than our divisive politics so often allow for.

“Holy City of the Wichitas” appears in The Best American Travel Writing 2012, edited by William T. Vollmann.

“From the Waters Have We Learned,” TriQuarterly, Issue 144, Summer/Fall 2013.

“Demeter and Persephone in the Heartland,” Kenyon Review, Fall 2012.

“What the Desert Said,” Ploughshares, Fall 2012.  Excerpt via Project MUSE

“Holy City of the Wichitas,” Ecotone, Spring 2011, pp 57-75.

“Little Log Houses for You and Me,” Brain, Child, September 2009, pp 48-57.

“The Fountain of Youth is Within Us,” Oxford American: Best of the South 2009, Number 65, pp 98-105.

“Learning to Read the Signs,” AGNI on-line, 2008.

“Nietzsche and Me,” The Southern Review, Volume 42 Number 1, Winter 2006, pp 165—174. (Download the PDF)

“The Nuptial Flight of the Ants,” Fourth Genre, Volume 7 Number 1, Spring 2005, pp 103—111. (Download the PDF)

“Where Feeling Dwells: On Reading Marianne Moore,” The Georgia Review, Summer 2003, pp 256—265.