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Selected Writing


GREEN WORLD: A Tragicomic Memoir of Love and Shakespeare (2023 Juniper Prize for Creative Nonfiction), University of Massachusetts Press (2024)

Grab, Snatch,” Cleaver Magazine (2020)

I am Lady Macbeth, and Your Facebook Post About Your Kid’s Early Acceptance to Harvard Really Pisses Me Off,” co-written with Caroline Bicks (2019), McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas, TarcherPerigee/Penguin, 2015 and Scribe, 2015

Fertile Ground,” Take Magazine (2015)

Lady Macbeth’s Breasts,” Kill Shakespeare (2014)

Letters to Santa Written by Shakespeare Characters,” co-written with Caroline Bicks. Reprinted in The Folger Institute Magazine (2010), McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Willslist,” co-written with Caroline Bicks (2009), McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

How to Survive a Crush,” The Morning News (2009)

Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage (Routledge, 2008)

“Father’s Day with Shakespeare,” The Washington Post (2008)

 “Why I Became an English Professor: For a Child of Holocaust Survivors, Shakespeare is a Refuge,” Lilith (2005)

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