Critical Work


"E.B White has said that “the essayist is a self-liberated man,” but for Charles Doss this was only literally true once, when, in August of 1974, he escaped from the Arizona prison where he awaited his pending execution."

Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. Issue 1.1, 2014

The Idle Hours of Charles Doss, or, The Essay as Freedom and Leisure


"When we stopped in Spring Canyon to write, we sat on rocks and fallen trees and sought inspiration in the landscape to see beyond our own lives."

Humanities at BYU Magazine. Winter 2012, pages 18-20


Writing on Rocks