Essays and Stories


To Clean A Bathroom.” Foliate Oak Literary Journal, October 2017.

In Search of Lost Grass.” Kudzu House Quarterly, January 2017.

Flight Animals.” Sweet, September 2016.

Ticks.” Grist Journal, September 2016.

Greyhound.” The Rumpus, January 2016. Winner of the 2016 Payton James Freeman Essay Prize.

Too Early to Tell.” SCOPE, November 2014.

“The Jerde Ranch.” Coastlines Literary Magazine, Spring 2014.

Reforms, Not Reformers.” SCOPE, February 2014.

More Cows, Moving Faster.” SCOPE, August 2013.

“Winter.” Coastlines Literary Magazine, Spring 2013.

Pwomes.” SCOPE, Winter 2012.

“The Power of Power Brakes.” Farm and Ranch Living, February/March 2012.

The Cursed Class of 2009.” The Chronicle Review, October 2009.



The Wickedest Thing They Ever Saw.” Devil’s Lake, Fall 2014. Runner-Up for the 2014 Driftless Prize in Fiction



Jo Ann Beard on the Writer’s Life: Balancing Writing, Teaching, and Publishing–and What Really Matters.” Coastlines Literary Magazine, Spring 2015.