The Fall After the Summer of Love - A short story published in the North American Review Open Space. If you've ever heard the great quote from Wayne Kramer of the MC5, "The Summer of Love never made it to Detroit," it's kinda like that.
My Detroit Novel Was Shelved Until the Millennials Came - An essay for Lit Hub about how The Narcissism of Small Differences went unpublished for ten years until the national conversation about Detroit changed. Despite the clickbait title, Millennials are mentioned all of once.
Nice Day - A short-short story written for a special pandemic issue of the Detroit Metro Times. Lots of talented Detroit writers, poets and artists contributed to this issue. I was thrilled to get a story in it.
A Year in Reading - An essay I wrote for The Millions website about my favorite books of 2019.
Hometown Strangers- A essay that originally appeared in The Detroit Metro Times. A chronicle of one writer's unexpected literary career in Italy.
My Literary Bully - An essay published in Medium about this horrible person who is constantly telling me what a shitty writer I am.
Boofland Babylon - A 2015 Art Installation at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit. Created by Cary Loren & Michael Zadoorian and produced by ArtX & the Kresge Foundation. The Boofland Babylon booklet that accompanied the exhibition may be read here.
Far Behind- A short story that originally appeared in The Great Lakes Review.