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When people ask me what I write, I say, for simplicity's sake, that I work in both fiction and nonfiction. But the more accurate (and involved) answer is that I strive to work outside these set genres because reality is full of fiction, and fiction is full of reality, and I try to acknowledge that interrelationship in my work.

My memoir, The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet, was released last fall by the University of Nebraska Press as part of their American Lives Series (edited by Tobias Wolff).

My first book, Sock, is part of Bloomsbury's Object Lessons Series.

The Shell Game: Writers Play with Borrowed Forms is an anthology of lyric essays I edited, praised by The Millions for offering "a sense of hope about literature."

Long bio and media kit available here.