“‘how to I protest? / my words march across the page: The 2021 Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry,” The Lion and the Unicorn 45.3 (September 2021)

“‘For the Undefeated: The 2020 Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry,” The Lion and the Unicorn 44.3 (September 2020)

“An Interview with Jaqueline Woodson: Black Childhood, Telling the Truth, and Writing As Activism,” Bookbird: An International Journal of Children's Literature 58.3 (2020)

“Black Girlhood, Representation, Place, and Relationships in Jacqueline Woodson's Work,” Bookbird: An International Journal of Children's Literature 58.3 (2020)

“‘Holding a Poem in the Body: The 2019 Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry,” The Lion and the Unicorn 43.3 (September 2019)

“Comics Grammar in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s Picture Book Collaborations,” in The Artistry of Neil Gaiman: Finding Light in the Shadows (University Press of Mississippi, 2019)

“Influence Poetry and Found Poetry: The Reflection of Creative Writing Pedagogy in the Verse Novel for Young Readers,” The Lion and the Unicorn 42.2 (April 2018)

Collage, Confession, and Crisis in Jacqueline WoodsonBrown Girl Dreaming, Childrens Literature Association Quarterly 42.3 (Fall 2017)

Gothic Excess and the Body in Vera Brosgols Anyas Ghost, in Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays (University Press of Mississippi, 2017)

“Reimagining the Cautionary Tale: Collage in Neil Gaiman and Dave McKeans The Wolves in the Walls, in Critical Insights: Neil Gaiman (Salem Press, 2016)

Co-authored with Daniel Clark, “The American Comic Book: A Brief History, in Critical Insights: The American Comic Book (Salem Press, 2014)


The Mouth's Stone House, American Poetry Journal (February 2017, Issue 13)

The Pure Thing” and “Haunting the Meadows, Split Lip Magazine (October 2016)

Self Portrait as an Abandoned House, Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal (Summer 2016, Issue 11)

With Both Hands Bare and With Both Hands Bare Again, Tupelo Quarterly (2014, Volume 1 Issue 4)

The Creature, 5x5 (2014, Issue 2)

A Curtain Is Drawn, Barn Owl Review (2014, Issue 7)

A Map of Your Body and Epithalamium for My Sister, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry (2013, Issue 11)

Epithalamium, The Wife's Revolver, Some Version of Paradise, Superstition Review (Spring 2012, Issue 9)

Dream of an Incomplete Body, Quarterly West (Winter 2011, Issue 73)

Dream Without Hands, PANK (December 2011, Volume 6 Issue 16)

Juniper Tree, Weave Magazine (2011, Issue 7)

sisterbone, Prism Review (2011, Issue 14)