Tamp, Mercer University Press, 2023

Crimes Against Birds, Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2014

Seeking Its Own Level: an anthology of writings about water, Motes Books, 2014


“Renunciation” Water~Stone Review (Vol. 23, 2020-2021)

“The Factory and the Tower” Gulf Stream Literary Magazine (Issue 21, Spring 2019)

“Father Hunger” The Chattahoochee Review (Vol. XXXIX, No. 1, Spring 2019)

“The Things We Fear Most” Iron Horse Literary Review (Vol. 20.4, 2019)

“Fiddlers” Sliver of Stone (Issue 16: April 2018)

“Friends From the Past” Pembroke (Number Forty-Nine, 2017)

“How the Mammoth’s Blood Flows” Prime Number (Issue 101, Oct – Dec 2016)

“The Mountains” Souvenir (Aug 02, 2015)

“Hatred with Wings” the museum of americana (Issue 7)

“Liars” River Styx (Issue 93, 2015)

“Treacherous” Fiction Southeast (Jan 28, 2015)

“Like the Pupil of Your Eye” The MacGuffin (Fall 2014)

“Into the Darkest Heart” Flyleaf Literary Journal (Issue #6, May 2014)

“Casting Out” Minnetonka Review (Winter 2010); reprinted in Degrees of Elevation: Stories of Contemporary Appalachia (November 2010)

“A Sorrow of Mothers” Somnambulist Quarterly (Feb 2009)


“Book People Talk to Book People: Denton Loving and Karen Salyer McElmurray” Change Seven (Summer 2020)

“Have Skateboard. Dive Deep. Interview with Anders Carlson-Wee” Critical Read (Aug 10, 2020)

“Interview with Keith Lesmeister” CutBank (Sept 6, 2017)

“Interview with Barrett Warner” Tinderbox Poetry Journal (Volume 3, Issue 1)

“Interview with Jane Hicks” Talking Writing (Winter 2016 Issue; Feb 15, 2016)

“Interview with Jon Sealy” CutBank (Oct 13, 2014)

“Interview with Charles Dodd White” [PANK] (Aug 14, 2014)


“I Am a Small Whorled Pogonia” Sheila-Na-Gig (Volume 7.2, Winter 2022)

“Feller,” “Letter to William Brewer,” “Returning,” and “Optography” Appalachian Places Magazine (Nov 21, 2022)

“Love Is Slippery,” “April Zuihitsu,” “Chimney Birds,” “The Moon Was Only a Rumor,” and “Rituals for Catching Fish” Salvation South (March 25, 2022)

“Letter to My Lover as Abraham Lincoln” Tupelo Quarterly (March 14, 2022) with an Introduction by Linda Michel-Cassidy

“Standing on the Banks of the Tuckasegee” and “Genealogy” The Adirondack Review (Vol. XXII, No. 1 Spring 2021)

“Unburied,” “Foundation,” and “On the Other Side of Wilderness” Anti-Heroin Chic (Issue 19, February 2021)

“Hag Stone, Hex Stone, Holy Stone,” “Mount Athos,” and “Letter to J.”  Harvard Divinity Bulletin (Volume 48, Numbers 1 and 2, Spring/Summer 2020)

“Maelstrom” Cider Press Review (Volume 21, Issue 3)

“The Fence Builder” The National Poetry Review (Issue 17)

“There is a barn” and “Albert Ulrey’s X-Ray Eyes” museum of americana (Issue 19)

“Lake Sagatagan Summer” The Coachella Review (August 29. 2019)

“If There’s an Angel of Lost Gloves” Maryland Literary Review (Issue 2, Spring/Summer 2019)

“South Through Kentucky,” “We are Called to Reinvent Ourselves,” and “2:00 a.m. at Three Crow Bar” Delta Poetry Review (Volume 1, Issue 1: Spring 2019)

“My Ghost” Connotation Press (Issue III, Volume X : January 2019)

“Riding Lawn Mower” Heartwood Literary Magazine (Summer 2018)

“Balefire” The Coe Review (Fall 2017)

“Violet Iris” 8-West Press (December 26, 2016)

“Blue November” (poetry) The Good Men Project (Nov 2, 2015)

“A Love Poem About an Exploding Cow” The Rappahannock Review (Issue 1.3)

“Shooting Star” Town Creek Poetry (Spring 2013)    Video on YouTube. Watch here.

“Horse Cemetery” Literal Latte (Winter 2013)

“Snakes” Fried Chicken and Coffee  (July 7, 2012)


“If You’re in Need, You’re a Foreigner Everywhere: A Review of Christos Ikonomou’s ‘Good Will Come From the Sea’” The Kenyon Review (August 2019)

“Review of Nathan Hill’s The Nix The Kenyon Review (11 May 2017)

“Review of Carrie Mullins’ Night Garden The Collagist (Issue 90, 15 Apr 2017)

“Review of J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy Meredith Sue Willis’s Books for Readers (#189, 08 Feb 2017)

“Review of Theodore Wheeler’s Bad Faith Ploughshares (November 4, 2016)

“Her Stories Were Her Liberation, a review of Hana Andronikova’s The Sound of the Sundial The Collagist (Issue Eighty-One, April 2016)

“Review of Clifford Garstang’s Everywhere Stories [PANK] (September 29, 2015)

“Review of Sheldon Lee Compton’s Where Alligators Sleep [PANK] (May 7, 2015)

“Review of Jay Shearer’s The Pulpit vs. The Hole [PANK] (Sept. 18, 2014)

“Review of Jordaan Mason’s The Skin Team [PANK] (January 23, 2014)

“Review of Mary Miller’s The Last Days of California [PANK]  (December 26, 2013)