essays & criticism


ESSAYS & MISC.

On Dams   |   figuring, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Mar. 2021
               >> link to list of dams in art & literature (on-going)
Tools, Typewriters, & Madeline Gins   |   figuring, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Feb. 2021
2020 Roundup
   |   figuring, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Dec. 2020
Five Small Rocks   |   figuring, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Sept. 2020
A Geometric Meditation on Renee Gladman’s One Long Black Sentence   |   figuring, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Aug. 2020
Mathematics of Uncertain, Unsettled Wonder: a conversation with Mark Mayer   |   figuring, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, July 2020
On Fractals, Part 2   |   figuring, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Apr. 2020
On Fractals, Part 1   |   figuring, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Mar. 2020
Thoughts on Image Scales of the Planet   |   figuring, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Jan. 2020
Writing Prompts for a Dark Hemisphere   |   figuring, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Dec. 2019
Nine Nevada Depressions   |   Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Oct. 2019
my (small press) writing day   |   Sept. 25, 2019

LITERARY CRITICISM

On / No Measure  (video, at the 35 min. mark) —on “measurement” via Jay Wright, Gertrude Stein, Ed Roberson, & my manuscript No Measure   |   New Orleans Poetry Festival, Apr. 21, 2021
On Elizabeth Bishop’s “Vague Poem (Vaguely Love Poem)”   |   Annulet: A Journal of Poetics, issue 1, 2021 (best viewed on desktop)

Language of Measurement in Henry James’
In the Cage   |  The Explicator vol. 78, no. 1, 2020

BOOK REVIEWS

The Regal Lemon Tree by Juan José Saer (tr. Sergio Waisman, Open Letter, 2020)   |   Full Stop, 2021
Switch Wish by Willy Smart (Meekling Press, 2020)
   |   figuring, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Oct. 2020
Exploded View by Carrie Tiffany (Text Publishing, 2019)   |   figuring, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, May 2020
The Maze of Transparencies by Karen An-hwei Lee (Ellipsis Press, 2019)   |   Full Stop, 2020
The Hanky of Pippin’s Daughter by Rosmarie Waldrop (Dorothy, A Publishing Project, 2019)   |   Full Stop, 2020
A Compact of Figurations: Reading Will Alexander’s A Cannibal Explains Himself to Himself (The Elephants, 2019)   |   figuring, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Nov. 2019
Love in the New Millennium by Can Xue (tr. Annelise Finegan Wasmoen, Yale UP, 2018)   |   Full Stop, 2019
Glory Hole by Stephen Beachy (FC2, 2017)   |   Full Stop, 2018

photograph by Jennifer Ramsey