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 “mini-magazine” that comes out about once a month. You can add the audio version here or use this form to get the written version in your email every month:


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.