Blue Mesa Review // Homing // Selected by Leslie Jamison

“"Homing" is about finding home through missing it. It's about pigeons and floods and coal country and monogamy, but it's also an eloquent, sensitive exploration of what it means to find beauty in places that other people don't notice, and what it means to find yourself belonging to a place, or not belonging enough. More than anything, it's alive to the complexities of how so many experiences can feel several different ways at once." — Leslie Jamison

Brevity // Ha Ling

Misadventures // Dry Tortugas National Park

The Offing // The Orange Tree

Prairie Schooner // Composting (Print)

RANGE // The Women of Wollam Gardens (Print)

short stories

Alpinist // Vista (Print)

Entropy // Solar Gain


Edible: Louisville & the Bluegrass

Blooming romance was just the start


This Wisconsin town is desperately fighting for its drinking water

In These Times

When unions save lives

Natural Resources Defense Council: Midwest Dispatch

Ohio gains ground on a hidden hazard: more than a century’s worth of abandoned oil and gas wells

How the dairy industry is fouling the drinking water of these Wisconsinites

Ohio communities are becoming a dumping ground for the fracking industry

The forecast for jobs in Appalachian Ohio looks sunny and bright

Natural Resources Defense Council: Southeast Dispatch

Hundreds of workers who cleaned up the country’s worst coal ash spill are now sick and dying

As black lung strikes younger and younger coal miners, Kentucky restricts medical benefits

onEarth Magazine

A small town’s battle against radioactive fracking waste


“You will die of old age. I will die of climate change.”

From rap battles to city hall — Mariah Parker sets the stage for young political leaders

“We fight for what’s right and we fix what’s wrong”: Voices from Kentucky’s Poor People’s Campaign

“Jeanette’s Law” could help victims of domestic violence in Kentucky

A Republican backup plan for killing Obamacare


One among hemp’s 25,000 uses? Diversifying commercial agriculture

The untapped potential of the Rio

They can't vote yet, but the kids are ready to #climatestrike

Hurricane Dorian + Florida’s Toxic Waste = Trouble

Global heat waves point to intensifying climate crisis

Are Ohio farms ready for the soggy future?


Kentucky farmers gamble on the South’s first organic hemp cooperative

Red Tide, Hurricane Michael push Florida into election hinging on environmental promises


Hemp is good, but probably won’t save America’s struggling farmers


The Atlantic

Farmers bet big on the South’s first organic hemp cooperative” featured on “What Else We’re Reading”

Civil Eats

Farmers bet big on the South’s first organic hemp cooperative

Common Dreams

They can't vote yet, but the kids are ready to #climatestrike

Earth Island Journal

A Kentucky town’s struggle with illegally dumped radioactive waste

The Rumpus

The Orange Tree” featured on “This Week in Essays”


Brush Creek Arts — Literary Arts Resident | PLAYA Summer Lake — Literary Arts Resident | Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference — Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize | Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources — Great Lakes Institute Fellow | Writing by Writers — Literary Arts Resident | Kentucky Arts Council — Emerging Artist Award | University of Kentucky — Creative Nonfiction Award