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

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  

Books Coverage

‘The Only Way We’re Going to Stay Whole’: Writer Pam Houston on Finding Solace in the Rocky Mountains, Pacific Standard

Confronting Edward Abbey on the 50th Anniversary of Desert Solitaire, Pacific Standard

Sara Majka on Finding the Distance to Write a Story, Electric Literature

Books By Wild and Fearless Women, Read It Forward