Writing and Work


Named to Washington State Curator Roster, 2022-2026


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

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

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.

“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 

Selected Poems

The Colorado Review. Verse Daily 

The Crab Creek Review. Verse Daily

Kenyon Review    New Voices Selections.


The Southern Review

Other publications include 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


Can Fiction Teach us to Be Good? Hugo House Winter, 2023 Spring, 2022.

Metaphor in Theory and Practice, Hugo House Winter 2022, 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.