Recent Work

BOOKS / PARTS OF BOOKS

Disunion: West Virginia Coal Miners and America’s Other Civil War, Forthcoming from Random House

Transmontane: Essays, Forthcoming from Random House

On Dark and Bloody Ground: An Oral History of the West Virginia Mine Wars (Foreword) Ed. Anne Lawrence, West Virginia University Press, 2021

Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy (Anthology) Ed. Simmons Buntin, Elizabeth Dodd, and Derek Sheffield, Trinity University Press, 2020

The Book of the Dead (Introductory Essay), poems by Muriel Rukeyser, West Virginia University Press, 2018

Best American Essays 2017 (Anthology) Ed. Leslie Jamison, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017

Listy Silver (Artist Book) Collaboration with Lydia Moyer, 2016

Wishing Trains (Poetry Chapbook) Verse Press, 2012

LONGFORM NONFICTION

The Book of the Dead,” Oxford American, Fall 2016

Inside a Life-Saving Rural Clinic in Appalachia” VICE, April 2016

O Beulah Land,” Oxford American, Summer 2014

RADIO

From 2008 to 2011, I produced short features about American history for BackStory. Then I freelanced and helped edit the West Virginia Public Radio show Inside AppalachiaIn 2022, a series I edited for WVPR, “Coal – And the Way Forward,” won a first-place award from the Public Media Journalists Association.

PUBLIC HISTORY

Battle of Blair Mountain Centennial (Labor Day 2021)

West Virginia Mine Wars Museum

Paint Creek Driving Tour

Hawks Nest Names

Cedar Grove