Denson plays the whipping boy for art criticism in "Robert Morris Replies to Roger Denson (Or Is That a Mouse in My Paragon?)," in Continuous Project Altered Daily: The Writings of Robert Morris, October Books, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1994. His interview with artist Reneé Green is represented in Art and Feminism, edited by Helena Reckitt and Peggy Phelan, Phaidon Press, London, 2001. His article from Parkett #40/41 on the nomadic tendency in art and criticism is republished in El reverso de la diferencia, edited by Benjamin Arditi, Coleccion Bubes y Tierra, Caracas, 2000. And in Aperto 1993, Venice Biennale, Denson wrote on the work of Jessica Diamond and Yoyoi Kusama.
Essays and interviews by Denson are included in Foreign Affairs: Conflicts in the Global Village (Central America, Middle East, South Africa, published with Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, Geno Rodriguez, Eqbal Ahmed, and Houston Conwill); Occupation and Resistance (with Noam Chomsky, Jay Murphy, Gadi Gofbarg, Karen White, and The People of Beit Sahour); and Figures Forms and Expressions (featuring the work of Leon Golub, Francesco Clemente, Sandro Chia, and Robert Mapplethorpe).
Denson has written on such artists, filmmakers, and performers as Terrence Malick, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sigmar Polke, Andres Serrano, Sarah Charlesworth, Philip Taaffe, Pat Steir, Shirin Neshat, Marilyn Minter, Reneé Green, Robert Longo, Ashley Bickerton, Nayland Blake, Tishan Hsu, Liz Larner, Carrie Mae Weems, Gilbert and George, Barbara Ess, Jack Smith, Robert Ryman, Dan Flavin, General Idea, Jules Olitski, Lydia Dona, Maura Sheehan, Jimmy De Sana, Deborah Kass, Kara Walker, Marina Abramovic, Kathe Burkhart, Emily Cheng, Mira Schor, Claudia Hart, Catherine Opie, Vanessa Beecroft, Lorna Simpson, and Richard Artschwager. As a curator he has worked with Allan Kaprow, Cindy Sherman, Trisha Brown and Dancers, Lew Thomas, Suzanne Lacy, Joan Jonas, Steve Paxton and Dancers, Eric Fischl, Shigeko Kubato, Yvonne Rainer, Laurie Anderson, Dara Birnbaum, Gary Hill, Paul Sharits, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, Gretchen Faust, Wolfgang Stahle, Scott and Beth B, Polly Apfelbaum, and others.
In 2004 Denson co-wrote and edited the performance script for Don't Trust Anyone Over Thirty: Entertainment by Dan Graham and Tony Oursler, performed at Art Basel Miami Beach; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; and The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2004-05. A film montage of the performance made by Tony Oursler was installed at the Whitney Biennial 2006, Whitney Museum of Art in New York.