Wrestling

I am a weekly pro wrestling columnist for 411mania.com (April 2008-June 2009, January 2014-present).

In addition, I am the author of "Ranking All 287 WrestleMania Matches Ever," featured on Buzzfeed in March 2014. This 68,000 word article was viewed by over 45,000 readers, shared via Twitter by parties including Michael Phelps, Jim Ross, Mother Jones, and Bill Apter, and referenced live on the WWE Network by John Bradshaw-Layfield.

My wrestling-centric hybrid chapbook, The Leo Burke Finish is forthcoming in 2017 through Gimmick Press. The title essay from the collection is available at The Rappahannock Review.

I have published short fiction related to wrestling, including "My Father Was Andre the Giant" in Gravel"Going Home" in Stymie Magazine; "Finishers" in the Working Stiff anthology; "Fight Scene" in 50GS"Funeral" in The Airgonaut; "Conversations With Ghosts" in Birch Gang Review; "Dragon Princess," "Mixed Tag," "Her Story," "The Nobler Pursuit," and "Sleeper," in Cherry Tree; "Shoot" in Fictive Dream"Injury" in Literary Cat; "Burned," "Respects," and "Trial" with Manawaker Studios; "In the Dark" in Miscreant Magazine"Heel" in Peeking Cat Poetry; Magazine; "Hope" and "Varieties of Pain" in The RPD Society; "One of Them," "Halloween," and "Dashboard Light" in Rigorous, "Getting Color," "Have It All," and "Reporter" in Scarlet Leaf Review; "The Ladder" and "Broadway" with Spadina Literary Review, "Debut" in Spinebend; "Mother" in TreeHouse Arts; "How It Starts" in Tuck Magazine"After" and "The Dream" in Your One Phone Call, and "Lean" in Zeroflash. I have several more pieces of wrestling fiction forthcoming with Passages NorthFictive DreamMetonym, Shenandoah, and Uppagus.

I have published a number of wrestling-themed poems including "The Falls," "Of Gods and McMahons," and "Ring Songs" with Word Riot; "Sex Tape" with The Prairie Schooner online; "An Abbreviated History of Gay Men and Men Portrayed as Gay in Professional Wrestling" with Oddball Magazine; "You Might Have Trouble" with Dime Show Review; "Just One Punch" with WISH"The Champ in Twilight" and "The Funk-Jack Scale" with The Atticus Review; "The Master Plan" with Fried Chicken and Coffee; and "The Warrior's Run" and "Rey Mysterio is Never Alone" with Literary Yard. I have more wrestling-related poetry forthcoming in Heyday Magazine.

Finally, I reviewed Dan Mancilla's wrestling-centric novella The Deathmask of El Gaucho for Cleaver Magazine, and Pat Patterson's memoir Accepted for Fourth & Sycamore.