Essays

Fiction and Nonfiction Highlights:

 “Eco-City: In Search of a Green Urbanism for the Not-Rich,” Orion (May-June 2010).

“Northward,” High Country News (22 June 2009).

“Unlocking the Hips,” Portland Queer (anthology). Ed. Ariel Gore. Portland: Lit Star  (2009).

“Of Time and the River and the Big Shiny Buildings,” Oregon Humanities (Spring 2008).      

“Six Good Places,” High Country News (29 October 2007).

“City Gods and Sacred Waters,” OregonLand, American Society of Landscape Architects (Spring 2007).        

“Boots on the Ground in the Sherwood Forest,” Reading Portland: The City Told. Eds. Peter Donahue and John Trombold. Portland/Seattle: Oregon Society/University of Washington Press (December 2006).

“Some Questions about Sexless Nature Writing,” Postwestern Cultures: Literature, Theory, Space. Ed. Susan Kollin. Lincoln: University of Nebraska (2007). 

“A Democracy of Water,” Earth Island Journal (Spring 2005).

“The Slashpile Inventory,” Creative Nonfiction (Spring 2005).

“First Descent,” (short story) Isotope (Spring 2004)

“Nature Is Not a Club to Bash People With,” High Country News “Writers on the Range” Syndicate (February 2004).

“The Wildness of Failure,” Northern Lights (Winter 2002).

“Queer Pants,” The Bear Deluxe (Fall 2000).

Five essays in Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia (J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings, eds., Garland, 1998, ISBN: 0815318766)

“Practice of the Presence of the Wild,” EarthLight: Magazine of Spirituality and Ecology (Winter 1990)

“Descendentalism: The Thoreauvian Inscape,” Contemporary Philosophy 12 (1989)

“Social Darwinism and Natural Theodicy,” Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 23 (1988)