Writing

I am represented by Hill Nadell Literary agency.

SELECTED WORKS

FICTION

The Lightest Object in the Universe. Forthcoming, Algonquin Books.

SYNOPSIS: The Lightest Object in the Universe follows high school principal Carson Waller and fair trade activist Beatrix Banks after their burgeoning, long-distance love affair has been ruptured by an unprecedented global economic collapse and systems failure. Amidst escalating violence, Carson heads west on foot toward Beatrix along a cross-country railroad line to chronicle the event’s historical significance. On the other side of the country, Beatrix finds her radical cause mostly irrelevant. She turns to her neighbors for food, water, and solace, and writes unmailable letters to Carson in a desperate attempt to maintain connection with him. Between the two lies 3,000 miles and The Center, a site at the country’s geographic middle from which an evangelical preacher named Jonathan Blue broadcasts promises of material comfort and “ascension” to all who make the pilgrimage. Unable to shake Beatrix from his mind, Carson taps the kindness of strangers and uncovers his own resilience, as Beatrix and her neighbors work to ensure their own survival and offer an alternative to Preacher Blue’s irresistible, unfulfillable promises.

Stalk.” The Dictionary Project. Feb. 18, 2015.

 

NONFICTION

Standing with Saguaros: Radio Podcasting as Performance Research and Species Stewardship. HowlRound. Jan. 28, 2017.

Dangerous Mouths. Manifest-Station, Dec. 11, 2016.

Standing with Saguaros: Intimate Theatre and Intimate Environmentalism. HowlRound. June 10, 2016.

“How to Duet with a Saguaro.” Performing Ethos: An International Journal of Ethics in Theatre & Performance, 5: 1+2, pp. 93–104.

Listening to Yellow Cedar (radio). KCAW, Raven Radio. Sitka, AK. Oct. 25, 2015.

Big Sky Lessons: a blog about my rural teaching artist residencies), 2009-2012.

Why I Write.  Kore Press Persephone Speaks. Oct. 15, 2008.

Art Makes All Things Better. Teaching Tolerance. Spring. 2008.

Why He Went to War. Alternet.org. August 8, 2005.

Research Offers New Hope in the Search to Treat Blindness. Scripps Institute Endeavor. Winter 2004-05.

Spying on the Stars. Indiana University Research & Creative Activity. Fall 2004.

“The Flesh, the Bones, and the Beating Heart.” Cuba in Mind: An Anthology. Vintage 2004.

Poverty-Chic: Diesel’s New Line. Pacific News Service. August 20, 2003

Border Maps. FourthGenre. Spring 2003.

With Every Breath You Take, OnEarth Magazine, Winter 2002.

Arab-Affinities: the Multicultural Power of Soap Operas. Pacific News Service, Nov. 24, 2002.

“Documenting the Then and the Now,” Orion Afield. Autumn 2001.

“The Other Side of the Wires,” Orion Magazine, Spring 2000.

 

POETRY

Audio: “Hymenoptera: Tumamoc Hill.” TextSound: An Online Audio Publication. Issue 19, 2014.

Video: “Some,” a visual poem. 2013.

Moneilema gigas: Cactus longhorn beetle.” Spiral Orb, 5.