- Writers Should Examine Everything, Even the Supermarket. The Atlantic 27 Aug 2014: online.
- Touching Down*. Connotation Press, April 2010, Vol. 2, No. 7
- My Year of European Underwear. Ninth Letter, 2009-10, Vol. 6, No. 2
- The Reno Hotel. Salt Hill, 2008, No. 21
- Notes From an Underground*. NOÖ, 2008, No. 8
- A Literary Purge**. Swink, 2007, No. 3
* available online
** excerpt available online
All essays but “The Reno Hotel” are from the manuscript-in-progress, My Year of European Underwear: finding love, sex and confusion on the search for Ukraine’s mail-order brides.