Essays + Other Work


“Cities of Broken Teeth, Cities of Dust and Blood” Witness, Winter 2020.

“Notes on Bewilderment” Fourth Genre, March 2020

The Bent of LightEntropy, December 2019.

Under the Skin: An Exploration of AutotheoryAssay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, October 2019

Autotheory As Rebellion: Embodiment, Imagination, and Research in Creative Nonfiction” Michigan Quarterly Review Online

Cante Jondo: Photos from Spain” poetry folio in Verse Vol 34, Finalist for Tomaž Šalamun Prize

“These Dark Skies: Seeking Refuge on Europe’s Shores” The Southern Review and Catapult

Zwarte Piet, The Dutch Tradition of Blackface: What November in the Netherlands Can Teach Us  About Ourselves”  Denver Quarterly Special Features

One Hyperbole, One Sin” and “The Belly of Sadness,” Hematopoesis

So Much Light, This Silence,”, from Poetic Field Research project at Biosphere 2

The Anatomy of Trust or Breaking,” The Feminist Wire

This Suturing of Wounds or Words,” Gulf Coast, winner of the 2011 Gulf Coast Prize for Nonfiction


With The Southern Review

With Barrie Jean Borich in Fourth Genre (“Inter-review: Barrie Jean Borich and Arianne Zwartjes on Anatomies and Essay Maps”)

With The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review


J’Lyn Chapman’s Beastlife review in Tarpaulin Sky

Street of Thieves review in Kenyon Review

 “On 100 Pisama /100 Letters by Marina Abramović” in Essay Daily

Solicitation & introduction of work by poet Shelly Taylor in DIAGRAM

On Poetry and Langston Hughes” on Blue Jean Gourmet


Spring Reading Series, University of Arizona Poetry Center – VOCA Video Archives

The Southern Review, reading from “These Dark Skies

Talk of Iowa,” Iowa Public Radio Interview regarding Detailing Trauma (U of Iowa Press)

Arizona Public Media interview about Detailing Trauma

Reading from “Sphere,” “Forlorn,” “Clotting Cascade,” and “Detailing Trauma” on