Uses For This Body [preview], Zoetrope: All Story, Vol. 17 No. 3, Fall 2013

People I Have Known Who Have Died [preview], Transition Magazine, Issue 105, Summer 2011

The Malibu, Joyland Magazine, December 2010



The Complex Literary Friendship Between Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston [review], New York Times Book Review, March 19, 2019

Our Beauty To Behold, Swimmers, Issue 6, January 2017

What Are We Fighting For?, The James Franco Review, December 13, 2016

The Other Side of Fear, Los Angeles Review of Books, November 25, 2016

What It Means To Be An Inclusive Literary Journal, Literary Hub, June 27, 2016

Mythic Scandinavian Utopias Are A Thing Of The Past [review], Literary Hub, April 27, 2016

A Gritty Little Something On The New York Street, The Paris Review Daily, March 25, 2016

Where Is Our Black Avant-Garde?, Literary Hub, January 29, 2016

#WelcometotheOldBrooklyn: Moe Verneau, Money & Violence, and the roots of the realest series on YouTube, Bright Ideas Magazine, December 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates Has Given #BlackLivesMatter its Foundational Text, Literary Hub, October 8, 2015

Young Black Writers: After Michael Brown, Literary Hub, August 11, 2015

Ecstatic Mourning: Witnessing Nelson Mandela's Death in Johannesburg, Apogee Journal Online, February 5, 2014

A Geography of Hurt, The Common Online, September 24, 2013

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Is Making All The Boys Cry, And That’s A Good Thing, Apogee Journal Online, July 22, 2013




Margo Jefferson, The White Review Issue 23; The Believer Dec 2018/January 2019

The Role of the Poet: An Interview with Solmaz Sharif, The Paris Review Daily, July 27, 2016

A Film For Us: An Interview With Fouzia Najar, Apogee Journal Online, March 18, 2015

Interview with Chinelo Okparanta, Apogee Journal Online, July 28, 2014

Language As Homeland: An Interview with Eleanor Stanford, The Common Online, March 4, 2013

Explosive Possibilities: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor on Writing and Kenya, The Common Online, January 14, 2014

The Writer As Foreigner: An Interview with Terese Svoboda, The Common Online, September 3, 2013

On Mix-tapes, Philly, and a Papillon: An Interview with Marie-Helene Bertino, The Common Online, May 7, 2013