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Short Pieces: Links



"Bad Girl in Berlin," Narrative Magazine (first-prize winner)

"The Divide," Narrative Magazine (second-place)

"A Houston Story," Tikkun

"Sheetrock," Jewish Fiction

"Hagar, or: The Handmaid's Tale," Lilith

"To Be Read Aloud, Preferably with a Stranger," Kenyon Review



uncollected nonfiction:


"The South in Texas," Modern Southern Folklore

"Celebrating Jewish Feminism...in Serbia," Lilith

"What to do with the art of men who act despicably? We can teach it," Houston Chronicle

"1917 Riot," Tikkun

"How a Chicago Priest Became an Unwitting Civil Rights Figure," Chicago Reader

"Remembering an 'Outside Agitator' Who was Killed for his Beliefs," the Progressive

"When we Marched Together in Selma," Forward

"Bar Mitzvah Boy Comes to the Aid of a Southern Synagogue in Disrepair," Tablet

"The way of all waiting," Salon

"When You Hate Your Neck" (Nora Ephron), Chicago Reader

"Dying to Try it, Trying to Diet," Chicago Reader

"What's So Funny About Cancer?" Chicago Reader

"Furniture, Rental Workers, Houston," Brevity


craft essays:


"Notes on Eternity," TriQuarterly

"The Certainty of Ambivalence (on Sallie Tisdale's 'We Do Abortions Here: A Nurse's Tale')," Michael Steinberg's Blog

"When Confession Isn't Enough: Adversity, Art, and Remembering Mike Steinberg," panel transcript, AWP 2021


interviews (Q&As):


"Freedom Rider Thomas Armstrong on segregation, progress, and the trauma of war," Chicago Reader

"The Rumpus mini-interview project: David Biespiel"

"Why the owner of a software company in Zurich gave strangers free trips to Egypt: an interview with Tarek Monib," Another Chicago Magazine




"Thou Shalt Not Be Political," Essay Daily

"Mussulmen," Michigan Quarterly Review

"In a Sympathetic Light: Doing Dishes While Listening to Albert Speer's 'Inside the Third Reich' on Tape," "The Bobolinis," "Yang," Contrary Magazine