Recent Essays

2017: When We Were Animals at The Normal School
2017: It's the DACA Decision, Not Hurricane Harvey, That May Tear Houston Apart at New York Times
2017: The Fallout at Guernica.
2017: Art in the Age of Apocalypses at Tin House.
2017: Trigger at Guernica.
2015: On Mercy at Guernica, selected as one of the Top Five Longreads of the Week, selected as a "Notable Essay" in Best American Essays 2016.
2015: Lacy M. Johnson's Five Essayists at VELA
2014: Jalapeño Jelly at The Open Bar.
2014: Stop Calling Abusers Monsters at GOOD magazine
2014: The Art of Mourning at Essay Daily
2014: Lacy M. Johnson Recommends at Poets & Writers
2014: I Don't Want to Be a Girl at Dame Magazine
2014: Dirty Words at The Open Bar.
2014: The Other Side (Excerpt) on Flash Fidelity at The Open Bar
2014: The Other Side (Excerpt) on Flash Fidelity at The Open Bar
2014: The Soundproof Room. Tin House: 59. Reprinted on The Believer Logger, and selected as one of the Top Five Longreads of the Week.

Other essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Sentence, Memoir Journal, Pebble Lake Review and elsewhere. 


Recent Interviews

2016: Between the Covers | KBOO with David Naimon. 
2014: Los Angeles Review of Books
2014: The Open Bar
2014: The Rumpus
2014: Kirkus Reviews
2014: Publishers Weekly
2014: Brazos Bookstore
2013: After Antigone, Jr.: An Interview with Trajal Harrell. Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. 
2013: Inter-review: Lacy Johnson and Amy Leach Talk To Each Other About Their New Books. Fourth Genre: 15.2.
2012: When They Say You Have No Culture. Huffington Post
2012: Seeing Both Ways. A+C Houston.
2012: Hippocampus Magazine.


Recent Criticism

2015: Jon Krakauer takes on 'Missoula' in timely study of campus rape. Los Angeles Times. 
2013: Lola Arias: El año en que nací/ The Year I Was Born. Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. 


Print Anthologies

2015: "Trespasses." The Racial Imaginary. Claudia Rankine, Beth Loffreda, Max King Cap, eds. Albany, NY: Fence Books
2013: "The Addict." True Crime. Lee Gutkind, editor. Pittsburgh, PA: In Fact Books.
2013: “White Trash Primer.” Literature: The Human Experience. 11th ed. Eds. Richard Abcarian, Marvin Klotz, Sam Cohen. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s.