Some other projects from the past few years:
I was honored to be the guest editor for the 2017 edition of Best American Essays. It's full of work that astonished me, about everything from rape culture to heroin to lost brothers to the Wizard of Oz.
I wrote an introduction for the Melville House re-issue of Walt Whitman's gorgeous Specimen Days. Read more at Slate.
"What is Specimen Days? It doesn’t sit easily in any genre. It’s restless in its recounting. Structurally, it’s a collection of prose fragments written across two decades of Walt Whitman’s life: his hospital visits during the Civil War, his recovery from a paralyzing stroke, his jaunts through the broad western states of America, his delight at trees and moths and glowworms, his disappointment at the posturing of prairie women. In his own words, it’s a “mélange of loafing, looking, hobbling, sitting, traveling—a little thinking thrown in for salt, but very little— ... wild and free and somewhat acrid—indeed more like cedar-plums than you might guess at first glance.”"
You can see even more work here.