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Nonfiction Samples

When to Place a Comma between Prenominal Modifiers

Copyediting (McMurry, 2011)

An article that updates the grammatical prescription always place a comma between two adjectives falling before a noun, using a descriptive grammatical approach to explore the guidelines contemporary references offer on the subject.

Custer's Ideological Fantasy

TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses (2007)

A comparative literature article that applies Slavoj Zizek’s psychoanalytic theory to William Heyen’s poetry collection Crazy Horse in Stillness and uses the fruits of this comparison to illuminate the treatment of sentimentality in contemporary creative writing pedagogy.

Erin's Story

An inside look at eating disorder and recovery. Recorded for Alaska Public Radio’s AK Radio for their segment on mental health in 2005.

No Cover in Tucson

Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim (2013)

A visit to Tucson from the perspective of a love-starved Alaskan. Originally recorded for Broad Perspectives Radio on KXCI 91.3 FM by Quynn Elizabeth in 2007.