Micah McCrary

Educator | Essayist | Book Gossip

ISLAND IN THE CITY Available for Pre-Order


Island in the City, my book forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press in September, is now available for pre-order here!


“Becoming Bodies” at The Rumpus

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My essay “Becoming Bodies” is now available to read at The Rumpus. It also includes wonderful, original illustrations by Liam Golden! Head here for the art and the essay.

Interview with David Lazar


At Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, I’m very happy to have had the chance to talk—about essaying and dancing—with David Lazar.

You can read our interview here.

“Satin and Steel” at Trampset

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My essay on Superman and masculinity, “Satin and Steel,” now appears at Medium‘s literary journal Trampset. You can read the essay here.

“Island in the City” in The Swamp

Screen Shot 2017-10-25 at 9.33.07 PMMy essay “Island in the City,” centered somewhat on Czech dining, is now available to read at The Swamp. As a “bonus,” you can also hear me read it here.

Book News

Now that a date has been loosely set, I’m very happy to be able to announce that my book of essays, Island in the City, will be published by the University of Nebraska Press in September 2018.

Since its publication date is still far off, though, for now you can browse the other books in “American Lives,” the UNP series in which my book will have a home, here!

“Seeing Red” at BLARB


At the Blog of the Los Angeles Review of Books (BLARB) I have a new essay, titled “Seeing Red (Or, the Red Caps are Coming).” It covers Charlottesville, red baseball caps, and Hitler’s Mustache—you can read it here.