Selected Personal Essays
"Money, Deadlines, and Water"
An essay about finding possibilities for a story – an engine made of trouble – at a boat launch in the Adirondacks for Agni Online.
"Eye of the Beholder"
An essay about reckoning with a degenerative eye disease and how it impacts my appreciation for art – on The Paris Review blog. The essay received Special Mention in the 2021 Pushcart Prize XLV anthology.
"The Writing Daughter"
An essay about being a writer with parents who did not anticipate that kind of daughter – in the new journal, Speak.
An essay about my own visual problems and the difficulty for anyone of making unique experience clear to others.
"Drowning the Children"
A personal essay about writing despite interruptions in Issue 001 of New Haven Review.
An essay about junior high school during the McCarthy era