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Finalist for the 2017 Baker Artist Award

February 24, 2017 4:33 pm

Some 900 artists submitted work to be considered for this year’s Baker Artist Awards and it was announced this week that I am one of the finalists for... (more)

Out Now: Think Wrong, the book

November 13, 2016 10:59 am

“Humans loathe disruption. We love routine. It’s not all our fault. We’re wired for it…our brains conspire against us.” I had the great pleasure of working with John... (more)

2016 Baltimore Writers Conference

November 12, 2016 9:58 am

Poems are going viral post-election and this world needs its writers now more than ever. Join me today at the Baltimore Writers Conference. Many exciting writers — poets,... (more)

Out Now: The Southern Review

October 25, 2016 9:55 am

My short story, “The Sea of Tranquility,” is out now in the Autumn 2016 issue of The Southern Review. You can hear me read an excerpt.

Best American Essays: Notable Essay

September 13, 2016 8:42 pm

“Notes From a Suicide” has been selected as a “Notable Essay” in the Best American Essays 2016 anthology, out in early October, 2016. You can read the essay... (more)

Interview: Passages North Magazine

March 14, 2016 3:33 pm

I have the same dream as many writers, I suspect, which is the ability to write about what I want while also paying the mortgage. I want the... (more)

Baker Artist Awards: 2016 Finalist

February 24, 2016 3:40 pm

It was announced today that I am one of the finalists for the Baker Artist Awards. From the press release: The following extraordinary artists have been selected as... (more)

“Notes From a Suicide” on Longreads

February 10, 2016 9:45 am

My essay “Notes From a Suicide” gets picked up by the Longreads blog: “Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson writes about how her grandmother ─ a smart, talented woman born in... (more)

“On Nostalgia” Out Now

January 21, 2016 1:07 pm

Look what arrived in the mail today, just ahead of the Snowpocalypse blizzard due to hit the East Coast tomorrow. Issue no. 37 of Passages North, which includes... (more)

“Notes From a Suicide” Gets a Pushcart Nom

December 16, 2015 2:45 pm

The editors of Post Road Magazine have selected my essay “Notes From a Suicide” as one of their two nonfiction nominations for the annual Pushcart Prize. The essay... (more)

“On Nostalgia” earns a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award

November 23, 2015 5:35 pm

The Sustainable Arts Foundation, which supports artists and writers with children, announced that I won a Fall 2015 Sustainable Arts Foundation Award for my creative nonfiction. I submitted... (more)

“On Nostalgia” Wins Hrushka Nonfiction Prize

June 23, 2015 10:01 am

My essay  “On Nostalgia” was selected by guest judge Steven Church as the winner of Passages North’s 2015 Nonfiction prize. Church had this to say about my essay.... (more)

Roxane Gay picks “A Modern Girl’s Guide…” For Wigleaf

June 16, 2015 11:32 am

Roxane Gay, New York Times Bestselling author of Bad Feminist,  picked my short story “A Modern Girl’s Guide to Childbirth” as one of the  2015 Wigleaf Top 50... (more)

Essay On The Architecture of Civility Airs on WYPR

June 4, 2015 12:58 pm

Here’s audio from my essay that aired on June 4, 2015 on the Maryland Humanities Council’s “Humanities Connection” show. I wrote and recorded this essay before the uprising... (more)

Interview: With Pank Magazine

September 12, 2014 9:55 am

In this interview with Diana Clarke for PANK magazine, I talk about pregnancy, palimpsests, modern parenting, and the genesis of my short story “A Modern Girl’s Guide to... (more)