Discrete Essays

My essays focus on contemporary poetry, poetics, and pedagogy. Much of the work that I write about is situated at the juncture of lyric, experiment, and culture and I am particularly invested in foregrounding translations and experimental writing by women.

From 2009-2017 I enjoyed a standing engagement reviewing poetry books for Fence Books' poetry review site, the Constant Critic, and have written on poets such as Hao Nguyen, Alejandra Pizarnik, and Margret Ross. Reviews have also appeared in such journals as the Poetry Project Newsletter, American Book Review, Rain Taxi, and Slope. Recent reviews for Bomb Magazine focus on dance and architecture. A review of Catherine Taylor's You, Me, and the Violence was published April 2018 on the Los Angeles Review of Books blog and a review of Freiderike Mayröcker’s Scardanelli is just out on Hyperallergic.

Essays in anthologies include a piece on Mary Jo Bang for the Wesleyan University Press book Eleven More American Woman Poets in the 21st Century; a piece on Anne Carson for the University of Michigan Press volume on her work; and a piece on Barbara Guest for an anthology on the poet's novel forthcoming from Nightboat Books.