“To Seize, To Grasp,” Brevity

“The R-Word,” The Sun

“My Hard, Beautiful Love,” BrainChild Magazine

Teaching My Daughter to Walk,” The Sun, January 2014

Buddhism 101,” Sweet

“Waiting to Love My Child,” Salon

“Twelve Reasons to Cry,” The Sun

Whipping Jesus In,” Prime Number Magazine

“Teach For America in the Terrordome,” Utne Reader

“Hold Everything Lightly and Nothing Will Hurt Us,” The Sun

“Forgiving the Governor of South Carolina,” Fourth Genre

“Two Mornings,” Waccamaw

“What Jaime Escalante Taught Us that Hollywood Left Out,” Education Weekly

“Something Borrowed in the Berkeley Hills,” The Southwest Review.

“Damn Teacher Films.”  Meridian: The Semi-Annual from the University of Virginia 

“The Dentist’s Girlfriend.”  The Florida Review.

“Good Firm Handshake.”  The Threepenny Review 127 (2011): 31.

“The Evildoer and the God Who Made Him.”  The Southern Review 47.1 (2011): 125-140.

“Thug-Life Sonnets.”  Prairie Schooner 83.4 (2010): 111-124.

“One Thing Considered.”  Pebble Lake Review (2008).

“A Guide to Alternative Medicine.”  The Florida Review 33.1 (2008):  7-17.

“Pictures Came and Broke Your Heart.”  Barrelhouse Magazine 6 (2008):  108-118.

“Joining the Club.”  Third Coast (2008): 67-82.

“A Rough Guide to Living in Japan.”  Hunger Mountain 11 (2007):  66-79.

“Twelve Pieces for the Hungry Ghosts.”  Colorado Review 34.1 (2007):  150-165.

“The Better Land.”  Pilgrimage 32.1 (2007):  66-75.