will be published by Little, Brown in March 2020
“The Clearing” is a memoir about ‘spaces between’ and what may be learned in them. As I clear the family home after the death of both my parents, the memories held there prompt reflections on my family’s flawed strategies for coping with my mother’s mental illness, the isolation of my father in caring for her, and how these relationships shifted as my parents aged. These are threaded through with insights drawn from classical and scientific ways of understanding empty space, like the ‘subtle ether’, electromagnetism, radio waves and dark matter, and from the contemplative space offered by art.
New Writers Awardee 2018
for Narrative Non-Fiction
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THE CURATOR’S ROOM
essay published on Terrain, 2014.
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Nothing Really Matters:
Negation and Nature
in Environmental Ethics
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Samantha Clark on Brett Bloom’s Petro-Subjectivity
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Strange Strangers and Uncanny Hammers: Morton’s “Ecological Thought” and the phenomenological tradition
in Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism
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Employability and the Fine Art Student
in CEBE Transactions 9(2): 7-29 · December 2012
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Contemporary Art and Environmental Aesthetics
Environmental Values 19 (2010): 351–371.
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