S E L E C T E D  W O R K


There is the River, Cimarron Review 

THIS IS NOT: Months later, Crystal Z Campbell's performance piece still haunts Tulsa, Art Focus Oklahoma

Venison Riches, Oklahoma Today

On Collective Memory, Oklahoma Center for the Humanities

June 21, 2007, Past Ten

Big Mama: Wholeness and Universality in the Essay, AWP Writer's Chronicle

The New Country, Banango Street

BloodsportHunger Mountain

SwayOklahoma Today

ChildhoodNumero Cinq

What It's Like Living Here, Numero Cinq



"Everybody's Face," The Tulsa Voice

"Ashley McCray Bets On Fracking Quake Concerns To Push Red Oklahoma Green," Huffington Post

"At home here: A wife and mother speaks about living undocumented in Tulsa," The Tulsa Voice

"Booed by Mary: Ashley McCray on why indigenous activists unfurled a banner of protest at Fallin’s State of the State," The Tulsa Voice

"Required imbibing: legendary Okie reads paired with classic Tulsa patios," The Tulsa Voice

"Standing Rock: One Year Later," Sierra

"Mni Wiconi: Dispatch from Standing Rock," The Tulsa Voice

"Faces on the wall," The Tulsa Voice

"Narratives, past and present," The Tulsa Voice

"Call and Response," The Tulsa Voice

"Water Works," The Tulsa Voice

"American Indian Gothic," The Tulsa Voice

"The Bluest Room in the Reddest State," The Tulsa Voice

"The Faceted Self," The Tulsa Voice

"Junk in Love," United Hemispheres Magazine

Anti-Intellectualism Rises On The LeftNonDoc

"Oklahoma City's poetry scene is lively, growing," The Oklahoman/LookAtOKC

"Plains State of Mind," Oklahoma Today

"Oklahoma!" Sky Magazine

"Badges of Courage," Oklahoma Today



Editor, The Tulsa Voice, May 2017–July 2018; managing editor, January 2016–April 2017

Contributing editor, Awst Press, July 2015–present

Editor, "Ekphrasis," Art Focus Oklahoma, July 2014–present

Travel guides and brochures, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, March–October 2013

Assistant editor, Oklahoma Today, August 2009–January 2011


awards and fellowships:

2020 Tulsa Artist Fellowship

2019 Tulsa Artist Fellowship

2018-19 Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowship

2018-19 Oklahoma Center for the Humanities Fellowship

2018 Media Award, Dan Allen Center for Social Justice

2018 First Place in Sports Feature Writing, Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists

2017 First Place in Feature Writing, Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists

2014 First Place in Magazine Column Writing, Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists

2014 Creative Nonfiction Prize finalist, Hunger Mountain Journal for the Arts