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.
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.
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.