Writing and Work



Teaching Metaphor in Theory and Practice at the Hugo House, Fall 2018. Co-taught with Roger Gilman, this is a class for writers who want more from metaphor. Come read and write together.

Thinking about metaphor in this book review, “What Jesse Ball’s ‘Census’ Is and Is Not,”  in Michigan Quarterly Review.

Recent Work

Quarterly West. “Essays and Work.” Samplers and essays. New Media. Fall 2017.

The Bellingham Review. Essay on Work” and “Essay on Politics.” Fall 2017.

“Attention and Expression: Prescriptive and Descriptive Philosophy in Weil and Merleau-Ponty.” Simone Weil and Continental Philosophy.” Ed. by Rebecca Rozelle-Stone. Rowan and Littlefield, 2017.

“Arendt and Phenomenology.” Bloomsbury Companion to Hannah Arendt. Edited by Peter Gratton. Bloomsbury Press, Forthcoming.

Selected Fiction

Outlook Springs. The Story about Scale.” Fall 2017, Issue 3.

Selected Poems

Verse Daily The Colorado Review

Verse DailyThe Crab Creek Review

Kenyon Review    New Voices Selections.



Genesis, Dancing Girl Press The Southern Review

Selected Book Reviews

The Rumpus 

Smartish Pace

The Kenyon Review

Edited Volumes

Phenomenologies of the StrangerCo-Editor, Fordham University Press, 2010

Merleau-Ponty At the Limits, Co-Editor, Continuum Press, 2009


Hugo House. Philosophy for Poets, Spring 2018.


Seattle University. Lecturer in Philosophy. 2009-2012, 2013-15.

Boston College. Lecturer in Philosophy. 2008-2009.