Non-fiction & Misc.

Book Projects:

U.S. Navy Pirate Combat Skills. 2011. Lyons Press. Edited sections of various public-domain military manuals to create a humorous guide for sailors fighting against old-timey pirates (e.g., Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, etc.). Also wrote figure descriptions to be followed by the illustrator and wrote several chapters of prefatory and connecting text, including a pirate-fighter creed and shipboard song used to boost morale before doing battle with salty sea dogs on the high seas.

Book Reviews:

-Review of Abbott Awaits by Chris Bachelder for Hot Metal Bridge. Online here.

-Review of A Better Angel by Chris Adrian for Hot Metal Bridge. Online here.

-Review of The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht for Hot Metal Bridge. Online here.

-Review of Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner for Hot Metal Bridge. Online here.


A number of blog posts for Hot Metal Bridge, an online literary magazine, 2007-2008.

Calvin Pissing on Things.