Writing Samples

Only Up to My Ankles

August 2017

This creative nonfiction, written during a study abroad trip to Ireland in the summer of 2017, was published in Persona, Texas State University's literary magazine. 

A Space in Which to Listen: Naomi Shihab Nye on Joining the Texas State Faculty

April 2018

This article covers Naomi Shihab Nye's recent arrival to Texas State University's faculty roster. It is featured on the Texas State University English Department website.

Controlling the Narrative: Joyce Johnson and Self-Definition in Beat Literature

May 2018

This term paper, published by the Texas State Undergraduate Research Journal, considers Joyce Johnson's memoir Minor Characters with her novel Come and Join the Dance within the context of the Beat movement as a whole.