Writing and Work


Join me for “Metaphor in Theory and Practice” at the Hugo House, co-taught with Roger Gilman. 6 Saturdays 1-3: Feb 19-Mar 26, Currently In-Person

Future teaching: “Ethical Fiction and Fictional Ethics” at the Hugo House, Spring 20212

Essays and Criticism

“Prescient: Review of The Membranes and Song for a New Day.” Orca Literary Review. June 2021.

“Jesse Ball.” The Encyclopedia of American Fiction. Wiley & Sons. Forthcoming 2021.

Descartes and Doulas.” Account MagazineWinter 2019. Pushcart Prize Nominee.

“What Jesse Ball’s ‘Census’ Is and Is Not,”  Michigan Quarterly Review. 2018

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

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


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

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

Scholarly Articles

“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 ArendtEdited by Peter Gratton. Bloomsbury Press, Forthcoming 2020.

“Between ‘The Life of the Mind’ and ‘Mind In Life’: Arendt and Merleau-Ponty on Speciation and Plurality.” Philosophy Today, Vol 55, 2011.

“Incarnate Experience and Keeping the Soul Ajar.” Religion and The Arts. 2010.

“Love is Strange: Auden, Arendt, and Anatheism.” Literary Imagination. 2009.


Genesis, Dancing Girl Press The Southern Review

Selected Poems

The Colorado Review. Verse Daily 

The Crab Creek Review. Verse Daily

Kenyon Review    New Voices Selections.


Other publications include The Southern Review, The Tar Woolf Review, The Broome Review, Knockout Review. 

Selected Fiction

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

Selected Book Reviews 

The Rumpus 

Smartish Pace

The Kenyon Review


Metaphor in Theory and Practice, Hugo House Fall 2019, 2018.  Co-taught with Roger Gilman, Class for writers who want more from metaphor.

Philosophy for Poets, Spring 2018. Hugo House.

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

Lecturer in Philosophy. Boston College.2008-2009.