Writing

Some things I’ve had published:

River Teeth, “The Best Bar in the World,” an essay (forthcoming). Screen Shot 2018-07-18 at 10.14.51 AM

Literary Hub (LitHub)“He Was the Best We’d Ever Seen,” an essay about baseball, writing, and greatness.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency,
“Sports Talk Radio Callers Address Local Baseball Team’s  Pitching Deficiency at the Trade Deadline.” (humor)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.40.39 PM

Salon, “Porn Before Pictures,” an essay about my first dirty magazine, which contained no pictures. (memoir)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.41.18 PM

Sports Illustrated (co-produced with Roads & Kingdoms), (they seem to have cut almost all of this one) “Soccer in Solitude” about how watching soccer games is not fun for me. (nonfiction/essay)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.41.47 PM

The Morning News, “Chrissy Smoked,” about a friend dying young and about drinking far too much in one’s 20s. (memoir)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.42.12 PM

The Morning News, “The Impossible Everything That Everybody Wants,” about growing
up skinny in western Maryland. (memoir)

The Morning News, “Where the Choices Are Endless,” about my first year of college. (memoir)

The Morning News, “There Will Be Waitresses” (humor; a mock radio ad)

The Morning News, “Primera Vez,” about watching a bullfight in Spain. (travel essay)

River Teeth, “The Softball Girl,” about a girl, and about the distance between who I think I was and who I really was. (memoir)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.42.33 PM

River Teeth, “Fried Eggs,” about girls and me and memory and fried eggs and bagels. (memoir)

Fourth Genre, “That There, That’s Not Me,” about my office job. (memoir)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.42.52 PM

Fourth Genre, “Until Everything Goes Blurry,” about my grandfather and his funeral. (memoir)

Phoebe, “John’s House,” about getting chased by pigs(memoir)

The Rumpus, “To the Extreme,” about Vanilla Ice, first concerts, and kissing with braces. (memoir)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.44.12 PM

The Millions, “Baseball, Finally,” about baseball, and finally succeeding at it. (memoir)

The Millions, “Because I, Too, Am Hungry,” about my favorite food scenes in my favorite books. (nonfiction/essay)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.44.35 PM

Crab Orchard Review, “Getting Started,” about stuttering. (memoir)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.47.58 PM

Ninth Letter, “A Cheat Sheet Memoir,” read by Drew Shirley at the University of Illinois.  (And the text version of “A Cheat Sheet Memoir.”) (nonfiction/essay)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.48.25 PM

Quarterly West, “Hair Gel Halo,” about the fourth grade and how I wasn’t very cool. (memoir)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.48.50 PM

Baltimore Review, “Lettuce and Rabbits,” about rabbits that eat lettuce and that get what they deserve. (memoir)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.49.24 PM

WhiskeyPaper, “Cumberland Briefly,” about not being able to go home again. (fiction)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.49.42 PM

The Lascaux Review, “Down in the Station,” a short story, about a guy and a girl who see something bad in a New York subway station. (fiction, nominated for the Pushcart Award)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.50.18 PM

The Awl, “You Wish to Enter a Life Event Change: A Chat Session.” (humor)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.50.57 PM

Pithead Chapel, “Cleats,” about a boy so proud of his soccer cleats that he wore them to school. (memoir)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.51.22 PM

Full Grown People, “We’re All, For Now, Expanding,” about doing drugs on the beach in the winter. (memoir)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.51.55 PM

The Nervous Breakdown, “Gas,” about huffing gasoline when I was 16. (memoir)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.52.16 PM

Little Patuxent Review, “On the South Branch,” about tubing on the South Branch of the Potomac River. (memoir)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.52.39 PM

The Baltimore Sun, “Driving, with Dad,” about driving with my dad in a little Ford Escort. (memoir)

The Baltimore Sun, “Daring to Turducken,” about making a turducken. (food essay)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.45.36 PM

The Baltimore Sun, “Baltimore Doesn’t Need Me to Defend It,” about why I love Baltimore. (nonfiction/essay)

The Light Ekphrastic,A Top Ten”, (and a photo), with Gregory Gunn. (travel essay)

Quarter After Eight, “Rittenhouse,” about saying something you can’t take back. (memoir)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.53.05 PM

Fugue, “Some Kind of Apology,” an essay. (nonfiction/essay)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.53.24 PM

Tiny Lights, “My Map of Baltimore,” an essay about my map of Baltimore. (nonfiction/essay)

This Is American Soccer, “Something to Look Forward To,” about loving soccer. (nonfiction/essay)

Jabberwock Review, “Calluses,” an essay about a summer landscaping job. (memoir)Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 12.53.53 PM

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