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I’m a contributor to
The Atlantic and a staff writer at The Millions.

My writing appears widely:
Esquire, Rolling Stone, Literary Hub, The Sewanee Review, Literary Hub, Commonweal, The Kenyon Review, America, and elsewhere.

I write essays, author guides, and book lists for Google Play Editorial.

My work has been recommended by
Arts & Letters Daily, The Paris Review, Poets & Writers, ESPN: The Magazine, Real Clear Books, Longreads, Verse Daily, ABC Radio, Real Clear Religion, and Longform, and once lovingly parodied by The Los Angeles Times.

I’m also the author of seven books of fiction, poetry, and literary criticism, including
Ember Days (stories), This Darksome Burn (novella), and The Fine Delight (criticism).

I teach creative writing at The College of New Jersey, and live with my wife and twin daughters in the Garden State.