"Ghosts," (a short story) is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review.
When you fail to find yourself in books—or people like you, who live in neighborhoods like yours, who look like you and love like you—you begin to question your place in the world. You begin to question if those people who make up your neighborhood and your family are worth writing about, if you are worth writing about. Maybe no one thinks about them or you. Maybe no one sees you.
"Section 8" was reprinted in Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses, November 2012.
"Baby Lollipops" was selected as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2012.
"How to be a Juvenile Delinquent," Slice, Spring/Summer 2012.