Selected Nonfiction

BuzzFeed | "100 Words By 10 Writers On 100 Days," April 2017

Freeman's Journal | "What We Found," Fall 2016

O, The Oprah Magazine | "Bright Lights, Broke City": a review of Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers, September 2016

The Nation | "Brand Yeezy," August 2016

The New York Times | "Railroaded": a review of Charlie Smith's Ginny Call, February 2016

Spook Magazine | "Take the 10," Winter 2015

The Los Angeles Times | "Watts 1965: Riot or Revolt?" August 2015

Literary Hub | “Keyword Search: ‘Ferguson’ and ‘Mike Brown,’” August 2015

The New York Times | "Detroit's Recovery, and My Dad's Too," May 2015

Literary Hub | "When Black Neighborhoods Disappear," April 2015

Los Angeles Review of Books | "Committed": a review of Cynthia Bond's Ruby, October 2014

The Huffington Post | "On Dialect, Dialogue and Good Books," September 2011

Anthologies

Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process | "Subverting the Rule of 'Write What You Know,'" Edited by Joe Frassler, Penguin Books, Fall 2017

The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from The Paris Review | "Lelah," Edited by Lorin Stein, Penguin Books, November 2015