Essays & Anthology Publications

"Remembering Danny at His Service." Oakland Review (forthcoming)

“Our President-elect Causes Chest Pains and an ER Visit on Thanksgiving.” Reprinted. Shorter version. Speak and Speak Again, Ruth Feiertag, Jaynie Royal and Michelle Rosquillo, Editors (2017)

"Our President-elect Caused Me Chest Pains and an E.R. Visit." The Manifest-Station (January 15, 2017) See January 16 blog for a link.

"The Cops." The Los Angeles Review Volume 20 (Fall 2016)

"Spiritual Direction." Under the Gum Tree Issue 21 (October 2016)

"The Count." Catamaran Literary Reader 4: 2 (Summer 2016)

"An Empty Classroom in June." BLUESTEM 26: 1 (Spring 2016)

"The Case for Steve Gutierrez." Waccamaw No. 16 (Spring 2016) See April 21 blog for a link

"Hopper at the Train Yard." Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction 17: 2 (Fall 2015)

"La Muerte Hace Tortillas." Reprinted in Litragger (August 20, 2015)

"Letting It Be." Cleaver Magazine, Issue 10 (2015)

"Imaginary Friends" (with Jacqueline Doyle). Grist: The Journal for Writers, Online Companion, Issue 8 (2015)

"The Tricycle." The East Bay Review 2 (2014)

“El Crow.” Alaska Quarterly Review 31: 1 & 2 (Spring & Summer 2014)

“Gone to Seed.” Red Savina Review 2: 1 (Spring, March 2014)

“The Spot.” elimae (March 2011)

“The Big Fresno Fair.” The Redwood Coast Review 12: 4 (Fall 2010)

“A Trip Home.” Under the Sun 14: 1 (2009)

“At the Drive-In with My Brother.” Reprinted in THE RIVER TEETH READER, 10TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY (Spring 2009)

“Mexicanos de aquí.” Under the Sun 12: 1 (2007)

“Of Flags and Men.” West Magazine–Los Angeles Times Sunday (July 23, 2006)

“Ammons Outside the Dragon.” Considering the Radiance: Essays on the Poetry of A.R. Ammons (Norton, 2005)

"Homage to the Champ." River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative 7: 1 (Fall 2005)

“La Muerte Hace Tortillas.” THIRD COAST (Spring 2005)

“Ammons Outside the Dragon” (excerpt). Epoch 52: 3 (2004)

"Edmundo in the Twilight." Under the Sun 8: 1 (2003)

"At the Drive-in with My Brother." River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative 3: 2 (Spring 2002)

"Those Days in '70." The Peralta Press 1: 2 (2002)

"Tamales on Christmas Eve." Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction 2: 2 (2000)

"Tuned In & Tuned Out." San Francisco Chronicle Sunday ("First Person," November 19, 2000)

"Riding with Joey the Lion." San Francisco Chronicle Sunday ("First Person," May 30, 1999)

"My Good Gray Morning." ZYZZYVA 15: 1 (1999)

"White Pigs." the minnesota review 43 & 44 (1995)

"from Sad Days in Haytown; or, Better Luck Next Time, Ése, Your Hourglass is Running Dry: An Afterword." Santa Monica Review 7: 2 (1995)