"Keep the Lights On." Midwestern Gothic. Fall 2012, Issue 7 (nostalgia theme). Print. 

Rabbit Test.” Midwestern Gothic. Summer 2011, Issue 2. Print.

“A Good One with Her Name in It.” Grey Sparrow. Spring 2011, Issue 8. Web and Print.
       *Voted best New Literary Journal of the year by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals at the Modern Languages Association Conference in 2011.


"Ode to My Nebraska." Midwestern Gothic. Spring 2014, Issue 13. Print. Forthcoming.

"Why I Grabbed the Tire Iron." Midwestern Gothic. Winter 2012, Issue 4. Print.

"Waiting Out Winter." Yes, Poetry. December 2011. Web.

Cornhusk Theory.” A Prairie Review. Spring-Summer 2011. Web.

A Midwest Landscape.” A Prairie Review. Spring-Summer 2011. Web.

This Town is Nearly Dead.” Moonshot Magazine. Summer 2010, Issue 2. Print.

Peeping.” Red River Review. August 2010. Web.

“A Summer Evening Walk.” Verse Wisconsin. July 2011, Issue 106. Print.

“Moving Home.” Verse Wisconsin. July 2011, Issue 106. Print.

From a Sinclair Dinosaur.” Boston Literary Magazine. Winter 2010-11. Web and Print.

“Ted Kooser’s First Snow.” Riverrun. Quincy University, 2009. Print.

“With Each of My Summers.” Riverrun. Quincy University, 2009. Print.


"Best Books of the Year: Author, Reader, Editor, & Publisher Picks." The Spark. Alternating Current Press, 6 Jan. 2015. Web.

"Iowa’s Largest Frying Pan: A Town Declares It’s Still Here." Medium, 13 Dec. 2013. Web.

"The Poets Tangled in My Sheets." Go Read Your LunchAlternating Current Arts Co-Op, 8 August 2013. Web.

"Living, Loving, and Working for an Even Better Rural America." Center for Rural Affairs, 10 February 2013. Web.

"Review of Flood Song." Picayune. (now the New Mexico Review) New Mexico Highlands University, 2010. Print.

"It's D(tv) Day: Could Rural Get Its TV Back?The Blog for Rural America. Center for Rural Affairs, 12 June 2009. Web.


Truck Outside Lyons, Nebraska.”  Midwestern Gothic. February 2011. Web.

Building Near Chenoa, Illinois.”  Midwestern Gothic. February 2011. Web.

A Front Porch in Quincy, Illinois.”  Midwestern Gothic. February 2011. Web.
*Reprinted in A Woman is a Woman Until She is a Mother: Essays by Anna Prushinskaya. November 2017.


Contributor Spotlight.”  Midwestern Gothic. January 2013. Web.