Selected Writings

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Creative Nonfiction

Old Men Love Me” published in Waterwheel Review, March, 2023.

Finding Tango in Turkey” published in Chautauqua Literary Journal: Resilience 1, November 2021.

“Dormant” published in Issue 99 of Burningword Literary Journal, July, 2021. Nominated for a 2022 Pushcart Prize.

“Warrior’s Helmet Crab” published in Volume 13 of Delmarva Review, Nov. 2020. Republished on Chestertown Spy on May 30, 2021. Read it here. Listen to my reading of this flash non-fiction piece here:

“My Little Patch of Wild” published by Mothers Always Write, June 19, 2020.

“Who Left Us Like Orphans?” published by Riot Material on May 3, 2017.


All I Can’t Recall From My Grandmother’s Front Porch” published by Glassworks, Fall 2022.

“Grey Sweater Dress” published by Common Ground Review, Fall/Winter 2021.

“Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand” published by The Ravens Perch, May 30, 2021.

“The First Winter in a New Place” published by The Ravens Perch, May 30, 2021.

“The Cicada Killer Wasp” published by The Ravens Perch, May 30, 2021.

The Suffix to Giving Birth” published by Mothers Always Write, June 17, 2019.

“Choose Your Own Adventure: The Galapagos Mating Dance” published by Rattle, 60, Summer 2018.

The Cornice” published by Mothers Always Write, April 9, 2017.

“Harbor Mnemosyne” published by Panoply, Issue 5, January 2017.

Listen to my reading of “Their Wedding was in Two Weeks,” first published in Vol. 9 of Noctua Review (Fall 2016). Do you remember those words and phrases you misheard as a child and for years called the thing by the wrong name, in a way that gave it new meaning? There’s actually a term for such a phenomenon: mondegreen. To compose this poem, I put out a call for mondegreens from Facebook friends, and then created this poem using as many as I could.


The Power of the Persona Poem: An Interview with M. Nzadi Keita published by Broadkill Review, Sept. 2021.