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Mormonism's Sci-Fi Swan Song

An essay jointly funded and published by Longreads and The Point—on Mormonism, science fiction, and the finale of the largest outdoor theater event in America. Read it here.

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Academe's Extinction Event

An essay I wrote for The Chronicle of Higher Education on the apocalypse of the humanities. Read it here.

Pilgrim at Tinder Creek

An essay I wrote for The Point about online dating and the academic job search. Read it here.

Wrestling in Paris

A piece I wrote for The Point on the 2017 World Wrestling Championships in Paris. Read it here.

The Joke's Over

An article I wrote for The Chronicle of Higher Education about the fate of academic satire—and satire more broadly—in the early twenty-first century. Read it here.

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The Woodstock of Fitness

A piece I wrote for Esquire's print magazine on the 2018 CrossFit Games.

Staring into the Soundless Dark: On the Trouble Lurking in Poets' Bedrooms

An essay I wrote for The Millions about insomniac poets and their bedroom hang-ups. A meditation on sleep, death, sex, and impermanence. Read it here.

Writing After Academe

An essay I wrote for The Chronicle of Higher Education about leaving academia to explore more popular forms of writing. Read it here.

Conspiring with the Dead: On the Power of Reading Poetry Aloud

An essay I wrote for The Millions about poetry, praise, academia, and poetic utterance as a mode of conspiring with the dead. Read it here.