Stories & Essays


Extended Stay at Flip-Flops Luxury Resort” in Barrelhouse, Issue 22 (print) (nominated for the Pushcart Prize)

Des(s)ert” in Quarterly West, Issue 103, Summer 2021

Stray” in Cream City Review, Issue 44.1, Spring 2020

Daily Routine” in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Issue 64: Magic, August 2019

-“Waiting for the Rain” in Platypus Press shorts series, July 27, 2019

-“Anyplace, Wherever” in Cosmonauts Avenue, February 28, 2018

-“Flag Girl” in Joyland, October 12, 2017

-“Floor to Ceiling” in decomP, September/October 2017 issue

-“Our Wilder Selves” in Gigantic Sequins, issue 8.2, July 2017 (nominated for the Pushcart Prize)

-“New Look” in Limestone, Summer 2017 issue, April 2017

-“We Are Still The Mountain” in Tahoma Literary Review, issue 9, April 2017 (nominated for the Pushcart Prize)

Select Essays, Articles, & Creative Nonfiction

-“Going High in the Dark: Rethinking Popular Narratives Around Climate Crisis” forthcoming in Electric Literature

-“Shattering the Ethnic Monolith Myth in ‘The Gimmicks’” in The Rumpus, August 3, 2021

-“Apples to Apples” in Essay Daily, July 13, 2021

-“Ethnic Identity” in Hobart, June 3, 2021

-“Abstraction and Legacy in Bluebeard and So Much Blue” in Ploughshares blog, April 1, 2021

-“The Promise of Werfel’s Musa Dagh: Portraying Genocide in Fiction” in The Rumpus, June 30, 2020

-“The Spatialization of Fiction” in Ploughshares blog, May 7, 2020

-“My Quarantine Obsession: Learning to Dunk” in Barrelhouse blog, April 29, 2020

Populating Fiction in the Age of Social Isolation” in Pidgeonholes, April 23, 2020

Economics of Writing Spring Symposium, in Boulevard, Volume 35, No. 2&3, Spring 2020

-“A Day’s Waste” in Hobart, March 2, 2020

-“Bearing the Weight of my Grandfathers’ Old Clothes” in Longreads, June 14, 2019

-“Heavy-Headed” in Gulf Coast online, March 11, 2019

-“Animal Kingdom” in THE BOILER, January 28, 2019 (nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize)

-“Car Crash in Reverse” in Booth, November 30, 2018

-“Writing to Avoid Erasure” in Longreads, November 30, 2018

-“How Learning to Make Pizza Helped Me Train for a Marathon” in Entropy, September 24, 2018

-“Weighing the Costs – and Occasional Benefits – of Ethnic Ambiguity” in Longreads, September 11, 2018 (Included in Entropy’s Best Essays of 2018)

-“Revisiting William Saroyan’s ‘My Name is Aram’” in The Millions, June 28, 2018

-“How to Exploit Your Ancestors” in CHEAP POP, March 6, 2018 (nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize)

-“Narrative Structures of Diasporic Armenian Trauma” in Ploughshares blog, January 15, 2018

-“Iris Murdoch and the Limits of Language” in The Millions, September 8, 2017

-“An Unfamiliar Shoreline” in The Great Lakes Book Project, 2013