Jasper Nighthawk, writer.

Welcome to my website! The main thing I use this space for is to catalog and publish my writing.

If you’re interested in my work, I invite you to subscribe to Lightplay, my quarterly magazine. You can read the online version, download and print out the print version, add the audio version to your podcast player, or use this form to receive the email version moving forward:


You can also browse this site. I maintain a page of selected writing, a too-detailed explanation of who I am, and sections explaining and linking to some of my work teaching, designing, taking photographs, and cooking.

If you’re ready to dig right in, recent publications of which I’m proud include a family history told through tacos, a discussion of music and power, a love song to the moka pot, and a slideshow about American landscape and American nightmare.