essays & criticism


from FIGURING, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

2021 Roundup   Dec. 2021    
Interview with Miranda Mellis    |   June 2021   
On Dams   
|   Mar. 2021
               >> link to list of dams in art & literature (on-going)
Tools, Typewriters, & Madeline Gins    Feb. 2021
2020 Roundup
   |   Dec. 2020
Five Small Rocks   |   Sept. 2020
A Geometric Meditation on Renee Gladman’s One Long Black Sentence   |   Aug. 2020
Mathematics of Uncertain, Unsettled Wonder: a conversation with Mark Mayer   |   July 2020
On Fractals, Part 2   |   Apr. 2020
On Fractals, Part 1   |   Mar. 2020
Nine Nevada Depressions   |   Oct. 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

Extracted from the Narrative Lattice: The Water Statues by Fleur Jaeggy (tr. Gini Alhadeff, New Directions, 2021)   |   Newfound (forthcoming)
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)
   |   Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, 2020
Exploded View by Carrie Tiffany (Text Publishing, 2019)   |   Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, 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)   |   Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, 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