Michael Ryan,” dictionary entry for the Dictionary of Literary Biography 380: Twenty-First Century American Poets, Third Series, Gale

Saving the Moon: an Exo-ecology,” Entropy Mag, January 2016

Saint Oliver: Remembering a Secular Spirituality,” The Curator, September 2015

Gerard Manley Hopkins’ Sanctifying Vision,” The Examined Life, December 2012


Cloud Choruses, a collaboration with painter Danielle Kimzey

Poetry (Selected Publications)

“summers I was left alone,” forthcoming as a part of the MILK TEETH anthology from Hermeneutic Chaos Press

“go to the interior desert,” Inlandia IX, Winter 2019, featured in Again + Again, an anthology and traveling art exhibition by CIVA, Fall 2021

untitled poem featured as a part of “Love Letters in Light,” a collaborative art project between WE RISE and the LA County Library, Compton Library, May 30, 2021

“belly of the whale” and ““Lean,” This Present Former Glory: Anthology of Honest Spiritual Literature, October 2020

“the condor is a scavenger,” Zocalo Public Square, July 19, 2019

the interior desert, Californios Press chapbook series no. 2, June 2019

“anthropology of asceticism,” Bone Bouquet, Volume 9, Issue 2, Winter 2019

“anthropology of asceticism,” Bone Bouquet 9.2, Winter 2019

“skittish of the world,” The Curator, October 26, 2018

“the stylite speaks,” Leveler, September 24, 2018

“Rule of St. Benedict,” “what is there to say about the desert fathers?”, “Julian Speaks,” “instructions for change,” “lessons from the desert,” Letters Journal, Summer 2018

“Brief Rule of St. Romuald,” Rock & Sling 13.1

“if all the tumult of the body,” “sacrament of the present moment,” “cloud of unknowing,” Tipton Poetry Journal Issue #35, Fall 2017

“direct observation,” sidereal magazine issue two

“Epictetus speaks,” B O D Y, Nov 27, 2017

“an anchoress has only herself,” “exterior order book of hours” and “Diogenes speaks,” LIT 31

“the water has not receded since the morning of the flood,” NECK 1

“it is good to live lightly here,” Zocalo Public Square, June 30, 2017

“blind watchmaker” and “worry about looking,” Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Issue 46

to make a desert,” published as a part of 2412, the mini digital chapbook project of Platypus Press

“the only love we ever learned,” “fog clamps down,” “Owens Valley,” “Easter, Rapture” and “Spyglass Road,” fog machine, 11.10.15

“Speculum,” Juked, 11.10.15, collected in HYSTERIA anthology, forthcoming from Sable Books

“fire season,”  BOAAT, November/December 2015 Issue

“barn swallows,” The Curator, April 9, 2015


James Turrell: The Art of Light and Space,” The Examined Life, June 2013

Jane Kenyon: A Christian and ‘Ordinary’ Contentment,” The Examined Life, April 2012

Watch Thy Neighbor as Thyself: A Review of Rear Window,” The Examined Life, October 2011

Poetry Review: Kathleen Jamie,” The Examined Life, April 2011

Movie as Meditation: Into Great Silence,” The Examined Life, February 2011

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Presentations & Readings

Reading at The Pop-Hop in Highland Park along with Aiden Arata, Lisa Dring, Sondra Sun Odeon, and Jasmine Dreame Wagner, December 15, 2018

“The Sacred Categories” Reading and Release Party, Women’s Center for Creative Work, September 7, 2017

NECK Launch & Reading, Marfa Poetry Festival, August 12, 2017

Featured poet at a cultural salon, Long Beach, Nov 21, 2015

Celebration of Writing, UC Irvine, June 5, 2015

Moderating the “A Tribute to Jane Kenyon” Panel Discussion, AWP, April 11, 2015

Southern California MFAs Reading, AWP Bookfair, April 9, 2015

Biola Alumni Reading, honoring Justin Campbell, November 7, 2013

UC Irvine MFA Reading Series

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA, January 25, 2014

UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, March 6, 2013

UC Irvine, Irvine, CA, October 9, 2013

Laguna Beach Books, Laguna Beach, CA, November 17, 2012