Published Work

New Writing

  • Story: “Christy Canyon,” Crux Magazine, Issue #2, 2018 (forthcoming)
  • Essay: “Competency vs. Incompetency“, It’s About Time Writer’s Anthology, Vol. 1, Cave Moon Press, Esther Altshul Helfgott, Katie Tynan, Peggy Sturdivant, editors, 2018
  • Story: “Lalla ChuckaChucka,” StringTown, Issue #14, 2018, (forthcoming)

Things and Stuff

Fiction

  1. “Christy Canyon,” Crux Magazine, Issue #2, 2018 (forthcoming)
  2. “Lalla ChuckaChucka,” StringTown, Issue # 14, (forthcoming)
  3. Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose the common sense,” PoetryBridge, April 2018
  4. The Fence Maker,” Necessary Fiction, Dec. 14, 2016
  5. “The Parrot,” The Raven Chronicles, the Jack Straw writers program at 20, Vol. 23, 2016
  6. The Balloon GraveyardDrunk Monkey, May 14, 2015
  7. Feeding Emma, Amarillo Bay, May 2015
  8. Jason Johnasson: Mute” (reprint) in Eunoia Review, May 2015
  9. Three Stories: Sick Time, The Count, Handwashing,” Five Willows Review, August 2014 (Pushcart Prize Nomination 2014)
  10. Mark,” Word RiotMarch 2014
  11. Indian Summer,” Stirring13:11 (November 2011)
  12. “Hunger,” MonkeyBicycle, #8, 2011
  13. A Month of Writing at Necessary Fiction, Writer in Residence, August 2010
  14. “Wart,” The Goldenhandcuffs Review, #13, Summer 2010
  15. “The Tin Nose Shop,” Chicago Review, 52:3, Spring 2010
  16. The League of Bears,” TRNSFR, #2, 2010
  17. “Delimbing” The Timber Creek Review, Spring 2010
  18. “Already Dead (and Fucked),” Opium Magazine, #9, 2009
  19. Knot,” Birkensnake, Issue 2, 2009
  20. The Bay,” So New @ Necessary Fiction, April 29, 2009
  21. “The Princess Bed,” Filter Literary Journal, No. 2, Fall 2008
  22. Trestle“, SmokeLong Quarterly, No. 20, Winter 2008 (Pushcart Prize Nomination 2008)
  23. “The Mall”, The Raven Chronicles, Vol 12, #3, Fall 2007
  24. Jason Johannson: Mute,” First Intensity, #22, Fall 2007
  25. Tony” and “Tiger in a Lifeboat(TM)“, Semantikon, November 2007 (Audio)
  26. The Ribbit-Powered Float,” Semantikon, November 2007 (Audio)
  27. The Penile Colony,” The Roethke Reading, August 2007
  28. “The Death of Charlotte Bronte,” Clackamas Literary Review, Spring 2007
  29. Showers,” Revolting Sofa, 3/21/2007
  30. “My Gruesome Death,” Steel City Review, January 2007
  31. Flag Ceremony,” The Mississippi Review, July 2006
  32. “Edgar,”Slouch Magazine, July 2006
  33. “A Plague of Fur,” The Wandering Hermit Review #2, May 2006
  34. “Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys,”Spork, Spring, 2006
  35. A Fifth of July,” Semantikon, 2005
  36. “Snoqualmie,” StringTown #8, 2005
  37. Earwig,” 5_Trope, Web Del Sol, 2005
  38. An Uncontrolled Swelling,” MonkeyBicycle.net, 2004
  39. “Sleep Dummy,” Reading Seattle: The City in Prose, UW Press, 2004
  40. “Red Breast,” The Seattle Review, Summer 2002 (Nelson Bentley Prize in Fiction 2002)
  41. “Contagion,” The Rendezvous Reader, 10th Ave East Press, 2002
  42. “Wild Animal Ears,” The Jack Straw Writer’s Program, Spring 2002
  43. “Walking Houses,” The Raven Chronicles, Fall 2001
  44. Trap,” The Mississippi Review, Spring 2001
  45. “Blue Glass,” Mississippi Mud, Spring 2001
  46. “The Bottom of the Lake,” Timber Creek Review, Summer/Fall 2000
  47. “Upstairs Crow,” Chrysanthemum, Vol IV, #2, Summer 2000
  48. “Reverse Order,” StringTown #3, Summer 2000
  49. On the Radio,” The Cortland Review, Issue 11, 2000
  50. “Inheritance,” The South Dakota Review, Winter 2000
  51. “Rehabilitation,” The Dragonfly Review, Fall 1999, Issue 3
  52. “Mirror Dress,” The Northwest Review, Fall 1999 (Pushcart Prize Nomination 1999)
  53. “Fred is Dead,” The Raven Chronicles, Summer 1999
  54. “Help Wanted,” ZYZZYVA, #54, Winter 1998
  55. “A Carpeted Room,” One Step Beyond, Zero Hour Press,1998
  56. Jolly Rancher,” The North Atlantic Review, Summer 1997
  57. “My Name’s Roy,” Asylum Monthly, March 1995
  58. “Rita,” Asylum Monthly, November 1994
  59. Old Things,” Arnazella, 1993
  60. My Father’s Orchard,” 7th Prize, STORY, Summer 1992
  61. “Bot Lik Tikkik,” The Anchovy Review, 1991

Nonfiction

  1. Essay: “Competency vs. Incompetency“, It’s About Time Writer’s Anthology, Vol. 1, Cave Moon Press, Esther Altshul Helfgott, Katie Tynan, Peggy Sturdivant, editors, 2018
  2. Resist the Hivemind,” The Raven Chronicles, the Jack Straw writers program at 20, Vol 23, 2016
  3. The Genre of Silence,” Connotations Press, September 2016
  4. The Future is Unevenly Distributed“, The Raven Chronicles, Feb, 22, 2016
  5. “Grey Zones and White Centers,”Seattle City of Literature: Reflections from a Community of Writers, edited by Ryan Boudinot, Sasquatch Books, 2015
  6. Falling and Always Falling: Twin Peaks and the Clear-Cut Landscape,” Moss Lit #2 (2015)
  7. An Uneasy Heaven,” BULL: Men’s Fiction, February 2015
  8. Marching Backwards into the Future,” PortlandFiction.net, December 2008
  9. The Social Network of Seattle Literary Magazines (Print and Web),” Proximity Magazine, #3, 2008
  10. What we Regret: Ten Writers Look back at 2007,” The Stranger, Vol. 17, # 16, 2007
  11. Best American Strip City: Pacific Highway South,” Semantikon, November 2007
  12. Hallway,” Arcade: Architecture and Design in the Northwest, 24.3, Spring 2006
  13. The Absense of Rejection: An Elegy to Atlantic Fiction,” The Stranger, Vol. 13, #32, 2005
  14. The Body Pointless,” The Stranger, Vol. 14, #15, 2004
  15. Ressurrecting Utopia,” ReWrite, Hugo House, Fall 2004
  16. Declaration of Mindedness,” Bookmark Series, Seattle Research Institute, 2004
  17. Competency vs Incompetence,” It’s About Time, Summer 2002
  18. “Queen City Lit, Misc #118, Spring 2002
  19. Floating Bridge, Split: Stories From a Generation Raised on Divorce, Contemporary Books, ed. Ava Chin, 2002
  20. Age of Uniform,” Misc, Winter 2002
  21. Welcome to Seattle,” The Stranger, Vol. 11, #1, September 20, 2001
  22. Seattle is a Vortex,” The Raven Chronicles, Summer 2001
  23. Fiend Folio,” Misc, April 4/5 2001
  24. “Gutenberg’s Codex,” The American Book Review, Jan/Feb 2001
  25. “Shot Gun Publishing,” Washington Free Press, May/June 1999
  26. “Doing Third Eye Blind at the Puyallup,” Cyber Oasis, March 1999
  27. “Talking About My Generation,” Portlandia Review of Books #6, Fall 1997

Book Reviews

  1. “Lifeline by Doug Nufer,” The Raven Chronicles, the Jack Straw writers program at 20, Vol. 23, 2016
  2. Fobbit by David Abrams in The Billings Gazette, 9/9/2012
  3. Tinderbox Lawn by Carol Guess,” in The Raven Chronicles, Vol.14, No.2, 2009
  4. Soul of Wind by John Olson,” in The Raven Chronicles, Vol.14, No.2, 2009
  5. Father Must by Rick Rofihe,” Fictionaut Blog, 5/23/2009
  6. The Hotel of Irrevocable Acts,” The American Book Review, March/April 2009, Vol. 30, No. 3
  7. Flight by Sherman Alexie, The WaterBridge Review, October 2007
  8. Up is Up, But So Is Down: new York’s Downtown Literary Scene: 1974 – 1992 ed. by Brandon Stosuy” The American Book Review, July/August 2007, Vol. 28, No. 5
  9. Bed: Tao Lin,” The Stranger, Vol. 16, No. 44 , 2007
  10. Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey,” The WaterBridge Review, September 2006
  11. Paradiso Diaspora by John Yau,” The Stranger, Vol. 15, No. 44, 2006
  12. The Time in Between by David Bergen,” The WaterBridge Review, January 2006
  13. Denny Hill Holdouts: Madison House by Peter Donahue,” Belltown Messenger, December 2005
  14. “Rice Krispies and Soft Summer: Sharon Mesmer,” Boog City, Fall 2005
  15. Hardboiled & Hard Luck,” The WaterBridge Review, September 2005
  16. “Some of Us Have to Get Up In the Morning,”The Stranger, Vol. 11, #15, December 27, 2002
  17. “Too Much of a Good Thing,” Tablet, #54, November 2002
  18. “Somebody,” Tablet, #50, September 2002
  19. “The Pocket Press Revolution,” Tablet, #49, August 2002
  20. “The Melancholy of Anatomy,” Tablet, #47, July 2002.
  21. What Happened to the MiraclePIF Magazine, October 2001
  22. Southern Fried Fiction,”PIF Magazine, June 2001
  23. Lost Grip on Reality,” PIF Magazine, April 2001
  24. Half-Moon Scar,” The Raven Chronicles, Summer/Fall 2000
  25. Black Berry Geletin Prose,” The American Book Review, Jan/Feb 2000
  26. Oulipo,” The American Book Review, Jan/Feb 1999
  27. “If You Wanna Lie,”The Raven Chronicles, Summer/Fall 1998
  28. Machine Handwriting,” The Raven Chronicles, Summer/Fall 1998
  29. “Tenant Laws,” The Raven Chronicles, Summer/Fall 1998
  30. “Death of the Cabaret Hegel,” Portlandia Review of Books #7, Summer 1998
  31. “Non-Food,” Voltage #8, 1999
  32. “Oulipo Lab,” Voltage #8, 1999
  33. “Novel Bit Rot,” Voltage #6, 1998
  34. “Burn Your Poems & Ride the Hobby Horse,” Voltage #5, 1998
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