Mike Nagel's essays have been published in apt, Hobart, Salt Hill, DIAGRAM, and The Paris Review Daily. His essay "Beached Whales" was a Best American Essays 2017 Notable Essay.

Selected Nonsense

Notes from the Blue Zone, Little Engines

Capeesh, Hobart

Hand Grenade, Peach Mag

Consumer Value Store, Jellyfish Review

BEEF HAM, The Hunger

Handbrake, Hobart

 

Larry, Who Got Hit By a Bus, Outlook Springs

 

Object Permanence, DIAGRAM

Stranger, Spry

What Doesn't Kill Us, The Spectacle

Beached Whales, Apt

Burning Man, Hobart

Soul of America's Urban Park Machine, The Awl

 

Let's Talk about Skin, The Paris Review Daily

Twilight of the Indoor Mall, The Awl

 

Michigan, Juked

 

Castle Bravo, Apt