Quist is the author of the linked story collection For Other Ghosts and the essay collection Harbors. He is a Foreword INDIES Bronze Winner and International Book Awards Finalist, and his writing has appeared in AGNI, North American Review, The Rumpus, and was Notable in Best American Essays 2018. Currently a Gus T. Ridgel fellow in the English PhD program at University of Missouri, he is creator of the online micro-essay series PAST TEN and co-host of the Poet in Bangkok podcast.