Publications | Honors | Events

Personal Essays
The case for missing school for the Seahawks parade | Seattle Times | 2.8.14
Is the babysitter on heroin? | Salon | 9.22.13
When the Heart Is Not Quite HomeSkirt! Magazine | 5.1.13
Yes, I Really Am Bisexual. Deal With It. | The New York Times | 4.28.13
Why I'm Not Going to Eat My Placenta | Fit Pregnancy | April/May 2013
Mom Seeking Babysitter | What to Expect.com | 10.12.12
Drink Your Gin and Tonukkah | Editor's Pick | Open Salon | 12.21.11
My Daughter's 'Average' Development Stresses Me Out | Babble.com | 9.22.11 | A2Politico | 8.28.11 (reprint)
The Day After | Editor's Pick | Open Salon | 9.12.11
Getting Creative With the Truth | Teachers & Writers Magazine | Vol. 43 No. 1, Fall 2011
Not all Gender Stereotypes are Evil | Editor's Pick | Open Salon | 8.17.11 
Blue Angels Force Local Resident to Zoo | Editor's Pick | Open Salon | 8.4.11
Will Fixing My Washing Machine Put a New Spin on My Marriage? | Editor's Pick | Open Salon | 6.6.11
When Is a Geek Just a Geek? | Editor's Pick | Open Salon | 5.6.11
How a gross word made me feel sexy again | Salon | 3.30.11 | The Scavenger | 5.16.11 (reprint) 
Biology 101 | RootSpeak | 1.26.11
TSA, Keep Your Hands Off My Baby | Salon | 12.24.10
Just Try to Relax | Editor’s Pick | Open Salon | 12.16.10
Outside the Box | RootSpeak | 11.10.10
How Many Feminists Does It Take? | RootSpeak | 11.3.10
When Kids Take the Backseat | Editor’s Pick | Open Salon | 10.15.10
Naming Her Offspring Threatens Expectant Writer’s Marriage | OffbeatFamilies.com (formerly Offbeat Mama) | March 2010
Going Old School | Seattle Metropolitan | June 2008

Selected Poems
Just Friends | Mudfish #16 | fall 2008
Pearl | The Iowa Review | spring 2008
Ivory Tower Boy | The Iowa Review | spring 2008        
Remembering Debi Thomas | Iowa Writes/The Daily Palette | Jan 1, 2007
Troublemaker | Poetry On Buses—4Culture & King Country Metro | 2005 – 2007
Vivarium | Paterson Literary Review | Issue 35, 2005
Summer With Ms. Stein | The Iowa Review | winter 2004/05
Monday | The Iowa Review | winter 2004/05
Evening Teeth | Licton Springs Review | 2004
Seven Seconds | Licton Springs Review | 2004
Goodbye | Licton Springs Review | 2004

Selected Profiles in Seattle Metropolitan magazine
Blanket Statement | on visual artist Marie Watt | Oct 2008
Out of the Mouth of Chuck | on author Chuck Klosterman | Sept 2008
Rebel Forces | on author Marjane Satrapi | Apr 2008
Still Life | on visual artist Nealy Blau | Apr 2008
Sounds Like Teen Spirit | on the film Girls Rock! | Mar 2008
For Your Safety and Comfort | parody of Seattle Metro bus signage | Jan 2008
Dave Eggers Talks Shop | on author Dave Eggers | Nov 2007
A Head of His Time | on author A.J. Jacobs | Oct 2007
2,000,000 Bottles on the Wall | on visual artist Chris Jordan | Oct 2007
Asking for It | on author Steve Almond | Sept 2007
Play Along | on the band Hey Marseilles | Aug 2007
Art Industry | on visual artist Mary Iverson | July 2007
Faces Al Fresco | on visual artist Diana Falchuk | June 2007
Telling Tales | on author Laurie Notaro | June 2007


Honors
Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center writing retreat | 2014
She Writes Passion Project Finalist | 2010
Teachers & Writers Bechtel Prize Finalist | Phillip Lopate, judge | 2010
Poets & Writers funding | with Hugo House | spring 2010
Seattle Arts & Lectures Writer-in-Residence | 2008-09
Post Alley Film Festival Audience Choice Award | 2006
Nell Shipman Awards Best Short Film Nominee | 2006
Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award Finalist | 2005
Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award Editor's Choice | 2005
Iowa Review Poetry Prize Finalist | 2004
Poetry Society of Virginia Herndon Memorial Prize | 2003
Poetry Society of Virginia Cenie Moon Prize Judge's Citation | 2003

Events
Cheap Beer & Prose | Hugo House | Seattle | upcoming 3.20.14
A Night of Modern Love | Richard Hugo House | Seattle | 2.10.14
Show & Tell | Theater Puget Sound's Art Crush | Seattle | 10.20.11
Cheap Beer & Prose | Richard Hugo House | Seattle | 9.30.10
Youngheads vs. Oldheads | Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival | Seattle | 9.5.09
Seattle Arts & Lectures Writers-in-the-Schools Instructional Invitational | Seattle | 3.4.09


Selected Film Screenings
In 2006 I made a little movie called How to Go on a Man Date. It's an 8-minute social etiquette film "teaching" straight men how not to seem gay when they hang out with another man. You can buy the Seattle Women in Film DVD or check it out on Netflix.

Official Selection | Seattle Women in Film DVD | 2008
Official Selection | Hard Knox Film Festival | Knoxville, TN | Sept 2008
Official Selection | North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival | April 2008
Official Selection | Seattle Gay & Lesbian Film Festival | Oct 2007
Official Selection | Reeling: Chicago Gay & Lesbian Film Festival | Nov 2006
Official Selection | Twin Cities Underground Film Festival | Sept 2006
Official Selection & Audience Choice Winner | Post Alley Film Festival | Feb 2006