I’m a critic, poet, and occasional filmmaker living in Brooklyn, New York. I studied English literature, concentrating on Jewish-American fiction, but in recent years I’ve written on film, art, books, and music. I especially enjoy pieces about transcendentalism, neglected art forms, and forgotten literary oddballs.

My writing has appeared in 3:AM Magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, The Point, The Quietus, Public Books, Asymptote, Afterimage, Fandor Keyframe, Film Comment, Artsy, Reverse Shot, Senses of Cinema, The Forward, Partisan Hotel, and other places.

I grew up in Arizona and graduated magna cum laude from Columbia. To date, my proudest achievement is being runner-up in a fake orgasm contest at a midnight Rocky Horror screening.

 Please don't hesitate to get in touch! I can be reached by email at jma2195@gmail.com