“The Retreats”— AGNI Online, December 10, 2018. A personal history about the disasters and distractions that sometimes accompany the bright idea of going away to write, or just trying to find a place to work.
“Blaenavon”—The Common, October 11, 2018. A meditation on cruelty, fear, work, travel…and an inadvertent trip down into a Welsh coal mine.
"Fostered Alike By Beauty and By Fear: Wordsworth, Montale and the Landscapes of Childhood"—The AGNI Blog: Conversations, January 29, 2018. This is an essay about the influence of these poets on my poem "Peconic," which you can also read by clicking HERE.
"The Legible Element: On Hopkins, Surfers and the Selves of Waves" —AGNI Online June 6, 2016. AND, reprinted in issue 26.1, February/March, 2017 of The Surfer's Journal
"Looking for Ice"— The Common Issue No. 12, November 2016
"The Cooperative Wave" included in the book— A Classroom Revolution: Reflections on Harkness Learning and Teaching Phillips Exeter Academy, 2015
"Stepping Off: Confessions from the Littoral Zone" The Common Issue No. 08, October 2014. Also, check out the podcast about this essay: a conversation with writer Terese Svoboda, whose story “Dutch Joe” is in the same issue.
"Django: Elegies and Improvisations with Small Boats" The Common Online (Long Reads) August 1, 2014
"The Classroom as Big Sur: Notes on the Liaison Between Evaluation and Professional Growth" Independent School Magazine Fall 2013
"Live Free and Surf: My Coastal Slice of New Hampshire is Primary Indeed" Zócalo Public Square January 8, 2012
"Dispatches from the New Life" ( Left-Handed, poems by Jonathan Galassi) The Exeter Bulletin Summer 2012
"The Large World Everywhere" (Walking to Cootehill: New and Selected Poems, by John Engels) New England Review Vol. 16, No. 2, 1994
"Mud Flats" New England Review Vol. 16, No. 2, 1994