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Feb032015

Essays 

An essay for Longreads about my daughter's premature birth at 25 weeks and our subsequent stay in the hospital. 

An essay on being date-raped at 17 and the changing cultural landscape around rape for Narratively. 

A personal essay about travel and friendship for Jezebel's travel site, Flygirl. 

A personal essay for Salon about Daniel Clowes' comic Ghost World. (This essay was also featured in The Daniel Clowes Reader.) 

An essay about author Willa Cather and The Selected Letters of Willa Cather, an illuminating collection that revealed much about Cather's life and work, amidst some controversy: upon her death, Cather wished her personal letters burned. 

An essay for The Kirkus Review about Josh Hanagarne: author, 6'7 strongman, lapsed Mormon and librarian who also happens to have Tourette's Syndrome. 

Also for The Kirkus Review, an essay about Australian author Elizabeth Harrower upon the 2013 American publication of her 1966 novel The Watch Tower, a haunting story of abuse set in World War II Sydney.