Image copyright  J. Tarpley

Image copyright J. Tarpley

Essays & articles 

"Go West, Young Woman" essay series for Medium:

"Myth-Making in Wide-Open Spaces"

"Home Is a Blank Canvas

"Mining for Stories in a Historic Western Boomtown"

"Unraveling the Myth of Rugged Independence"

"The West Keeps Calling Me Back"

"'We have to organize like the NRA’: outdoor industry takes on Trump," The Guardian

"Lessons from Horseshoe Bend on How to Save Our Parks," Outside Online

"The Moon and the Rock Shop Girls," Off Assignment

Selected High Country News stories:

Utah national monuments face dramatic reductions

In rural Colorado, can art provide an economic engine?

Advice from Moab’s mayor: Be careful what you wish for

In Grand Staircase-Escalante, coal and fossils lie side by side

(Full list of HCN stories available here)

"The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies: or, What Can Tarot Cards Tell Us about Climate Change?", Brooklyn Magazine

"Why Every Radio Interview Starts with Breakfast," Extra Crispy

"Industrial Ecosystem," Orion Magazine (May/June 2016 issue)

"Expanding the Story: What I Learned as a New Yorker in Resilient New Orleans," Guernica

"The Desert Half," Catapult

Hear me read "The Desert Half" on Episode 25 of Out There

"Changing Tides: How the Mirabeau Water Garden Could Shift the Way New Orleanians Think About Water," Pacific Standard

"What Happened At Goblin Valley," Coyote

"No one’s talking about land use," Salon

Fireside,” Orion Magazine (July/August 2015 issue                                                                                              

"Search History," Recess Art Critical Writing Fellowship                                                          

Vessel,” Sundog Lit  

Hear me read "Vessel" on Episode 14 of the Catapult Podcast.

A Sip of Elsewhere: On Reading Into and Out of Place,” The Common Online                                 

Walls,” Treehouse Magazine  

"An Imagined Future of Complicated Grown-up Life," Late Night Library

Etc.

Interview with Sara Majka, Electric Literature

"Books By Wild and Fearless Women," Read It Forward's eNewsletter

"36 Actual OkCupid Questions That Will Make You Lose Your Faith in Humanity," mic.com