Recent Essays and Criticism

Long Pieces (chronological):

On Thomas Bernhard’s The Loser, writers who feel jealous of musicians, and returning to my parents’ home in Chicago, published in the Winter 2019 issue of The Point  

On Dennis Cooper, Permanent Green Light, and life in an MFA program, published in the Los Angeles Review of Books on October 19, 2018

On the music of Jonathan Richman, published in The Point on July 5, 2018

On searching for Saul Bellow’s birthplace, Montreal and intergenerational relationships, published in the Los Angeles Review of Books on March 12, 2018

On Denton Welch and the literature of convalescence, published in the Los Angeles Review of Books on January 27, 2018

On Pier Paolo Pasolini’s novels, published in the Los Angeles Review of Books on December 23, 2017

Shorter Reviews (chronological):

On “Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything,” an exhibition at The Jewish Museum, published in Hyperallergic on May 10, 2019

On Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt’s “Tenemental (With Sighs Too Deep for Words),” a survey at Howl! Happening, published in Hyperallergic on November 30, 2018

On Frederick Wiseman’s Monrovia, Indiana, published in Hyperallergic on October 25, 2018

On Christine Schutt’s Pure Hollywood, published in 3:AM Magazine on April 12, 2018

On Joshua Z. Weinstein’s Menashe, published in the Village Voice on July 26, 2017

Later in 2019:

On jazz, independent cinema and the perils of making jazz movies in the studio system, forthcoming in Longreads

On Yukio Mishima’s Star, forthcoming in The Kenyon Review