essays & reviews

“Strange Interlude: On E.E. Cummings & The Enormous Room,” Annulet 4 (October, 2022). 

“Ideas as Aesthetics: On Michael W. Clune’s A Defense of Judgment,” Chicago Review (December, 2021). 

“Contra Polemic,” Provocations 4 (March 2021). 

“No Puzzle: James Merrill, Philosophical Poetry, and the Structure of the Self,” Literary Imagination 21:2 (July 2019), 194–211.

Review of Nikki Skillman, The Lyric in the Age of the Brain. Modern Philology.

Review of Henri Cole, Orphic Paris. PopMatters.

Review of Mark Polizzotti, Sympathy for the Traitor: A Translation Manifesto. Los Angeles Review of Books.

Review of Daniel Horowitz, Happier? The History of a Cultural Movement that Aspired to Transform America. PopMatters.

Review of François-René de Chateaubriand: Memoirs from Beyond the Grave: 1768 –1800. PopMatters.

Review of Toril Moi, Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell. Los Angeles Review of Books.

Review of Robert M. Thorson, The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years and Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Civil Disobedience. PopMatters.

Review of Michael Schumacher, First Thought: Conversations with Allen Ginsberg. PopMatters.

Review of Charles Altieri, Reckoning with the Imagination: Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Literary Experience. Modern Philology.

“Reading Historical Poetics,” Modern Language Quarterly 77:1 (March 2016) [with Joel Calahan and Michael Hansen]

“Hearing the ‘Tone of the Self’: Toward An Alternative Ethics of Translation”, nonsite #15 (2015) 

Review of Katie Degentesh, The Anger Scale, Chicago Review 54:3 (Winter 2009), 156–161.

Review of Amanda Nadelberg, Isa the Truck Named Isadore, Chicago Review 53:4 & 54:1–2 (Summer 2008), 318–321.

Review of Lee Harwood, Collected Poems, Chicago Review 53:1 (Spring 2007), 171–176.

Review of Bin Ramke, Matter, Chicago Review 51:4 & 52:1 (Winter 2006), 250–253.

Review of Denise Levertov, Selected Poems, Harvard Review 24 (Spring 2003), 157­–160.