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Selected Essays

The Loudproof Room. On listening through hearing loss. Published by the New England Review and anthologized in Best American Essays 2015, edited by Ariel Levy.

The Unsealed Ear. A follow up to “The Loudproof Room.” Faith healing, western medicine, and what miracles might sound like. Published by the New England Review.

Twenty Three Pieces of the Sunset Bowl. On gentrification, bowling, grouchy neighbors, and other civic mysteries. Published by The Rumpus and anthologized in Ghosts of Seattle Past, edited by Jaimee Garbacik.

C: Cherry (from the Book of Difficult Fruit). On cherries and their pits, almond extract and cyanide, and other edible poisons. Published by Catapult.

What is the West? Pride, shame, and my grandmother’s jewelry. Published by High Desert Journal.

Pop Therapy: A Playlist. Why should we be glad to be unhappy? To remember, we listen to music. Published by Hobart.