Selected Essays and Journalism

What Poets Know that ChatGPT Doesn’t,” The Atlantic (January 2023)
The Many Beginnings of Louise Glück,” The Atlantic (October 2020)
W.S. Merwin’s Poems of Ethical Care,” The Atlantic (March 2019)
On Not Knowing How to Dance,” Modernism/modernity Print Plus (Feb 2019)
No Cure for That,” In Memory of Stanley Cavell, ASAP/Journal (July 2018)
Remembering Donald Hall, A Poet of Love and Loss,” The Atlantic (June 2018)
When Hamlet Starts Showing Up in Federal Court,” The Atlantic (June 2018)
The Story Behind the Poem on the Statue of Liberty,The Atlantic (Jan 2018)
The New Intellectuals,” The Atlantic (May 2017)

Recorded Talks

James Merrill’s Open Houses” (Sept. 26, 2020), as the James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence


False Dawn,” The Atlantic (fall 2021)
“The Swimmers,” The Hopkins Review (spring 2021)
“Ending the Residency,” Literary Matters (spring 2021)
“Olomouc,” Literary Matters (spring 2021)
“Autumn Song,” Literary Matters (spring 2021)
“Sonnet,” Connecticut Examiner (September 2020)
“No Birds,” Literary Imagination (June 2020)
“A Letter,” Literary Imagination (June 2020)
“Holy Sonnets,” Literary Imagination (June 2020)
“August,” Literary Imagination (June 2020)
After Canto XIII of The Inferno,” The Atlantic (spring 2020)
“No Birds,” Literary Imagination (June 2020)
“A Letter,” Literary Imagination (June 2020)
“Holy Sonnets,” Literary Imagination (June 2020)
“August,” Literary Imagination (June 2020)
“Carolina Song,” Oversound (spring 2020)
Greenville,” with Lindsay Turner, The Spectacle (fall 2018)
“Named After the Sun,” South Carolina Voices: Poetry and Prose (spring 2018)
“Summer Seminar,” Oversound (spring 2018)
“Account,” Oversound (spring 2018)
“Ecosplay,” Oversound (spring 2017)
“Ecologue,” Oversound (spring 2017)
No Trees,” Prelude (fall 2016)
Distress Tolerance Handout 5,” Boston Review (April 2015)

Selected Reviews and Interviews

Same Difference: Jacob Edmond’s Copy Poetics,” Los Angeles Review of Books (Sept 2019)
“Inventing Appalachia: Meredith McCarroll’s Unwhite: Appalachia, Race, and Film,” South Carolina Review 51.2 (spring 2019): 183-186.
The History of Heroes Still to Come: An Interview with Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi,” ASAP/Journal (June 2018)
Five Questions for Frédéric Neyrat,” with Lindsay Turner, Interview for ASAP/Journal (April 2017)
Speculations: New Irish Poetry,” Jacket2 (February-May 2015)

Refereed Articles

“The American Poetic Subprime: Contemporary Poetry, Race, and Genre,” New Literary History 51.3 (Summer 2020): 615-637.
“Poetic Dimensions, Critical Vocations,” Syndicate Lit (August 2020)
“Contemporary Poetry and Capitalism,” American Literary History 31.4 (winter 2019): 860-869.
“A Global ‘We’? Poetic Exhortations in a Time of Precarious Life,” Cultural Critique 98 (winter 2018): 72-94.
“Planetary Dejection: An Ode to Finance,” symplokē 24 (January 2017): 225-239.
“For a Global Poetics,” ASAP/Journal 1.3 (September 2016): 365-377.
“Amassing Harmonies,” Essays in Criticism 66 (April 2016): 268-275.
“The No-Prospect Poem: Lyric Finality in Prynne, Awoonor, and Trethewey,” minnesota review 85 (2015): 144-152.
“Poetry and Sociality in a Global Frame,” College Literature 41.4 (2014): 129-135.
“Claude McKay’s Constabulary Aesthetics: The Social Poetics of the Jamaican Dialect Poems,” Modern Philology 111 (2014): 566-584.
“Lyric and its Discontents,” minnesota review 79 (2012): 78-90.
“Kathy Acker and the Ethics of Frivolity,” Studies in American Humor 3 (2011): 83-104.

Forthcoming Articles and Chapters in Books

“Black Poetics and South-South Movement,” Diaspora and Literary Studies, ed. Angela Naimou (Critical Concepts Series, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
“‘A Little Room in a House Set Aflame’: American Poetry and Globalization in the Twenty-first Century,” Companion to American Poetry, ed. Mary Balkun, Jeffrey Gray, and Paul Jaussen (Wiley Blackwell, forthcoming)
“Make It Now: Poetry, Precarity, and Security in Jorie Graham and Ghayath Almadhoun,” Precarity in Contemporary Literature and Culture, ed. Peter Simonsen and Emily Hogg (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming)