“I met Liz Phair once,”; “Künstlerroman, 1996”; “Lower “Broadway Wednesdays, 1997-1999,” with introduction, Oldster, September 2022.

“to the heckler at my first poetry reading, 1994,” failbetter, October 27, 2022.

“Future Days”; “Minutes Overheard from The Vagueness Society Holiday Party,” Matter Monthly, July 2022.

“Poem Beginning with 1.5 Lines from Stupid Idiot Person Joe Rogan,” Diode Poetry, Volume 15, Number 1, Fifteenth Anniversary Issue, April 7, 2022. 

“Heavy metal did not die in ’91,” The Daily Drunk, February 21, 2022.

“The death of college rock: September 5, 1995”; “On Realizing Poison’s ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’ Has the Same Chords as the Replacements’ ‘Here Comes a Regular’,” Electric Literature’s The Commuter, November 8, 2021.

“Week One Introductions, 1997,” Rejection Letters, November 4, 2021.

“Lower Broadway Wednesdays, 1997-1999”; “Künstlerroman, 1996,” Tribes, A Gathering of the Tribes, September 30, 2021.

“Poem Written at Pete’s Candy Store Ending with a Line from Madonna”; “Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used to Be”; and “Pompous Symmetry,” American Poetry Review, September/October 2021.

“Nineties Catchphrease Cento Sonnet,” Unlost, August 25, 2021.

Selections from Aphorismemes project, Word For/Word, Volume 36, July 28. 2021.

“Gethsemane,” The Good Men Project, June 29, 2021.

“Lines composed after being told by a poet I should ‘go out in nature more often and look at chipmunks'”; “Placed into The Abyss: After Pavement’s ‘Cut Your Hair,'” The Daily Drunk, December 1, 2020.

“A List of Famous People I Saw in New York City, c. 1994-2001,” The Daily Drunk (“Lists” feature), December 1, 2020.

“The Failed Saratoga Colonic Fable,” Bennington Review, Issue Eight, [Bennington College, Bennington VT], 2020.

“Eliot’s Religion and a New Way to Screw”; “Fable Written While Trying to Listen to Alternative Country Rock and Just Not Feeling It”; “It’s Raining Spiders in Brazil,” Mutiny! Issue 3, March 2020.

“[I can’t even say punk was important, even as it happened,]”; “Hello, Dolly”; “On the Meeting of Frank O’Hara and David Lee Roth”; “Debate Outside Four-Faced Liar, 2003”; “This Is Not a List Poem,” Court Green, Fall 2019, Issue 16, December 2019.

“Looks That Kill,” The Hopkins Review, Issue 12, Number 3, Summer 2019, pp. 424-425.

“The Art of Prose (With Digressions),” Unbroken, Issue 21, April 2019.

“Rig Rundown”; “That Twat with Jazz Hands Won’t Stop Dancing”; “Sentences on The Poem and Other Sentences”; “The Plan Shifted with a Ferocious Snap VI,” Word For/Word, Issue 33, Summer 2019.

“Road House Monologue,” FreezeRay Poetry, Issue #16, October 2018.

“Eavesfalls,” prose poem, Right Hand Pointing, issue 124 entitled “Shelter,” July 2018.

“The Street Giveth and The Street Taketh Away,” The Harpoon Review, Issue 41, Summer 2018.

“The Plan Shifted with a Ferocious Snap”; “Five States of the Resistance”; “Manifesto with Cheap Sight Gag from One Crazy Summer”; “To the Protest Song Industry in Crisis,” What Rough Best, Indolent Books, November 28, December 5, 12, 19, 2017.

“Gimli’s Lament,” Love’s Executive Order, September 29, 2017.

“Rescuing Bobby Brady from a Disaster Movie,” “Jack Lemmon Rewinds His Misanthropic Dialogue from a Disaster Movie,” and “Gleaning Dean Martin’s Chivalric Role in a Disaster Movie,” Barrelhouse online, April 3, 2017.

Nonfiction and Journalism

“Diane Wakoski Rides Again,” profile of poet in advance of the publication of Dancing on the Grave of a Son of a Bitch: The Complete Motorcycle Betrayal Poems, Poetry Foundation, March 7, 2022.

“Joan Didion and Aldous Huxley’s Three Poles,” craft essay, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, 8.2 Spring 2022.

“The Leap-Day Baby’s Paradox,” What it’s like having a birthday only every four years, The Atlantic, February 29, 2016.

“In Search of ‘Desiderata’: The tangled story of a most famous poem,” Poetry Foundation, October 2015.

“When You’re Strange: Should we consider Jim Morrison, rocks Bozo Dionysus, a real poet?” Poetry Foundation, October 11, 2011.

“Defenders of the Faith,” profile of Judas Priestess, all-female tribute to Judas Priest, The Morning News, July 1, 2011.

“Be True to Your School,” on the politics of the Beach Boys, New York Times, July 2, 2012.

“All My Friends,” long form memoir piece, Puerto Del Sol [University of New Mexico], 2018; named as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2019.

“An Apprentice’s Tale,” on my former professor, Philip Levine. From Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine, edited by Mari L’Esperence and Tomas Q. Morin, Prairie Lights Books, 2013.

“Behind the Sound,” essay on sound poet W. Bliem Kern, Poetry Foundation website, April 22, 2015.

“The Greed for Pure Poetry,” on the coterie of poets and poetry as seen through the work of Diane Wakoski, American Poetry Review, Volume 46, Number 6, November/December 2017; reprinted in volume of Poetry Criticism (Layman Poupard/Cengate), August 2021.

“Maple Shade,” n+1’s City by City feature, May 12, 2012.

“Commentary: Acknowledge history good and bad,” Courier-Post, June 14, 2014.

“Total Consciousness: How Watching Caddyshack Helps Me Stave Off Depression,” Electric Literature, April 16, 2018.

“The Sound of Philadelphia Fades Out,” on the Philly/South Jersey accent and its nonexistence in movies and TV, New York Times, March 1, 2014.

Interview with Daniel Oppenheimer, author of Far from Respectable: Dave Hickey and His Art, Full Stop, June 22, 2021.

“Why Are the Poetry Format Options on the Web So Sh*tty,” Parenthetical Note, January 2, 2021.

“Be True To Your School,” on the politics of the Beach Boys, New York Times, July 2, 2012.

“Shadow Boxing Music,” review of Anne Waldman’s Sciamachy, Boog City, July 7, 2020.

“Reaching for Fact and Reason from a Cabin in the Suburbs,” personal essay, Trolley: The online journal of the NYS Writers Institute, July 2020.

“Trekonderoga: Where No Fan Has Gone Before,” profile of Star Trek: The Original Series tour in Ticongeroga, Saratoga Living, Design Issue, April 2020.

“Conversations: Tomaž Šalamun and Daniel Nester,” 1997 interview with late Slovenian poet, The Critical Flame: A Journal of Literature and Culture [Boston, MA], Issue 60, September 2019.

“Chelsea Clinic, October 3, 1995” micro memoir piece, on Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, June 23, 2019.

“Every Atom, No. 34,” as contributor to “Every Atom: Reflections on Walt Whitman at 200” project in North American Review, 2019.

“Man, Does The Capital Region Love Its Tribute Bands or What?” profile of several local tribute bands, Saratoga Living, Summer 2019.

“Late August” and “Two 90s Poetry Readings,” The Rupture (formerly The Collagist), Issue Ninety-Nine, October 2018.

“Cousin Mike: A Memoir,” The Indiana Review [Indiana University, Bloomington, IN], 2018.

“Midnight Oil’s Time Has Come Again,” PopMatters, May 2017.

“Group Therapy: Was It Really a Game?” on popular psychological board game and its creators, The Millions, July 15, 2016.

“Notes on Purple Rain,” Ohio Edit [New York], April 29, 2016.

“Second Thoughts on The Good Bad Boy,” Critical Mass, website of the National Book Critics Circle, January 23, 2016.

Excerpts from Shader and self-interview, The Nervous Breakdown, November 2015.

Two excerpts from Shader, The Brooklyn Rail, November 2015.

“Straddling the Working Class Memoir,” in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Fall 2015.

“In Defense of ‘Vaguebooking,’” BuzzFeed, June 3, 2015.

“The Long Good Friday,” Medium’s Human Parts, April 5, 2015.

“Acknowledge history, good and bad,” op-ed piece on proposed Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial on spot of bar in Maple Shade, NJ, where he was thrown out in 1950, Courier-Post, January 27, 2015.

“Type Hard or Go Home: In Praise of the Clicky Keyboard,” Passages North online, January 20, 2015.

Anthologies and Collections

“All My Friends,” listed as Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2019, Scribner, 2019.

“Flag Waving for Beginners,” in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness: 101 Stories about How to Let Go and Change Your Life. Edited by Amy Newmark. Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2015.

“An Apprentice’s Tale,” Coming Close: Poets Pay Tribute to Philip Levine as Teacher and Mentor. Edited by Mari L’Esperance and Tomas Q. Morin. Prairie Lights Books/University of Iowa Press, 2013.

“Goodbye to All Them,” in Joan Didion Crosses the Street, edited by Andrew Womack. New York–themed nonfiction Kindle anthology of pieces previously published in The Morning News, April 2012.

“Heads of the Family,” in Sympathy for the Deviled Eggs, edited by Andrew Womack. Holiday-themed nonfiction Kindle anthology of pieces previously published in The Morning News, Decemner 2011.

“Make Your Own White Album” in Now Write!: Memoir, Journalism, and Creative Nonfiction Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers. Edited by Sherry Ellis. Tarcher/Penguin [New York], 2010.

Lost and Found: Stories from New York, edited by Thomas Beller. Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood/W.W. Norton, 2009. Two pieces, “The Difference Between Chicken and Goats” and “Revising the Footlicker Story,” appear in anthology.

Interviews and Other Stuff

Interview with Trish Hopkinson about Pine Hills Review and the “F*ck 2020” feature, March 2, 2021.

“Poetry in Performance Class Adapts to Zoom,” Saint Rose Chronicle, by Briana Spina, March 29, 2021.