Photograph by  Joanna Welborn

Photograph by Joanna Welborn


I'm completing a collection of fiction and am at work on a book of nonfiction, and several photo and art projects. I welcome commissions and opportunities to collaborate. My reporting, narrative nonfiction, interviews, and writing stories of art, community, indigenous life, environmental justice, music, photography, fiction, and film has been published by The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vogue, The Believer, Aperture, The Guardian, T, W, Oxford American, New York, Guernica, Pitchfork Review, The Washington Post Magazine, Cultured, the Criterion Collection, and Transgressor. My short fiction has been published in Southwest Review, Greensboro Review, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and elsewhere.

I'm a MacDowell Colony fellow and I've been an artist in residence at Djerassi Resident Arts Program, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Caldera, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Testsite. I'm a past editor at DoubleTake, American Short Fiction, The Onion, O.Henry Prize Stories, Vogue, among others.

I grew up in western North Carolina and received my MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas in Austin and my undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where I was first published in (and later worked on) the Greensboro Review. I am based in New York City and am frequently on the road.