(Story) [As R.H. Cloake] The Fear of Missing Out. Asimov’s Science Fiction. January 1, 2021.

(Essay) Rank and File. Real Life Magazine. January 4, 2021.

(Interview) [As R.H. Cloake] From Earth to the Stars. January 20, 2021.

(Book Review) On Selina Hastings’ Sybille Bedford: A Life. On the Seawall. February 14, 2021.

(Essay) What They Wrote About the War. Los Angeles Review of Books. April 21, 2021.

(Forthcoming) [As R.H. Cloake] For Rain is to Wet, and Fire to Burn. Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

(Forthcoming) On Geoff Dyer’s See/Saw. On the Seawall.


(Story) [As R.H. Cloake] The Moneylender’s Angel. Beneath Ceaseless Skies. January 30, 2020.

(Book Review) On The Bad Side of Books: Selected Essays of D.H. Lawrence, ed. Geoff Dyer. Los Angeles Review of Books. March 18, 2020.

(Book Review) On Dostoevsky Reads Hegel in Siberia and Bursts Into Tears, by László Földényi. On the Seawall. April 14, 2020.

(Essay) The Romance of Distance Has Faded. Lapsus Lima. April 16, 2020.

(Book Review) On What a Library Means to a Woman, by Sheila Liming. Los Angeles Review of Books. June 8, 2020.

(Story) [As R.H. Cloake] Satin and Velvet. Beneath Ceaseless Skies. July 30, 2020.

(Book Review) On Patches of Sunlight, Or of Shadow, by Philippe Jaccottet. On the Seawall. December 16, 2020.


(Essay) The Gesture of the Text. 3:AM Magazine. February 7, 2019.

(Story) Hypoxia in Three-Quarter Time. Factor Four Magazine. July 1, 2019.

(Story) The Winds and Persecutions of the Sky. Interzone. September 1, 2019.

(Book Review) On Sontag: Her Life and Work, by Benjamin Moser. Los Angeles Review of Books. September 17, 2019.

(Book Review) On The Weil Conjectures, by Karen Olsson. The Hedgehog Review. October 1, 2019.

(Essay) On the Cliches of the Critics. Self-published. November 5, 2019.


(Essay) Clone Wars. Real Life Magazine. February 12, 2018.

(Essay) The Wound in the Willows. Los Angeles Review of Books. March 8, 2018.

(Book Review) On A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger. Los Angeles Review of Books. December 12, 2018.


(Essay) A Smuggling Operation: John Berger’s Theory of Art. Los Angeles Review of Books. January 2, 2017.

(Book Review) On Kafka (3 vols.), by Reiner Stach. Open Letters Monthly. February 1, 2017.

(Book Review) On In Search of Silence: The Journals of Samuel R. Delany. The New Republic. May 18, 2017.

(Essay) Free Roaming. Real Life Magazine. March 28, 2017.

(Book Review) On Montaigne: A Life, by Philippe Desan. Los Angeles Review of Books. July 3, 2017.

(Book Review) On No Time To Spare, by Ursula K. Le Guin. The New Republic. September 7, 2017.

(Book Review) On The Shadow in the Garden, by James Atlas. The New Republic. October 19, 2017.


(Book Review) On Anti-education, by Friedrich Nietzsche. Open Letters Monthly. January 1, 2016.

(Essay) Joseph Epstein. Partisan Magazine. March 1, 2016.

(Book Review) On Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was, by Sjon. Open Letters Monthly. September 1, 2016.

(Book Review) On The Intellectual Life, by Antonin Sertillanges. Open Letters Monthly. October 1, 2016.

(Book Review) On Odessa Stories, by Isaac Babel, trans. Boris Dralyuk. Open Letters Monthly. November 1, 2016.