Nonfiction & Reporting

“Springtime in Tirana: Report from Literary Albania.” Poets and Writers Magazine. Aug. 2017.


"Writing in the Eternal City:  Four Seasons at the American Academy in Rome." Poets & Writers Magazine. Mar./Apr. 2017:  63-68.


“The Idea of Happiness: Report from Literary Denmark.” Poets & Writers Magazine. Mar./Apr. 2016: 24-34.


“Piazze and Pasquinades:  Report from Literary Rome.” Poets & Writers Magazine. Apr. 2015.


“The Decision.” Hippocampus Magazine: Memorable Creative Nonfiction. Oct. 2016.


“The  Exiles: The Literary Life in Syria.”  Poets & Writers Magazine. Mar./Apr. 2014: 22-27.


“The  Revolution: The  Literary Life in Egypt.” Poets & Writers Magazine. Mar./Apr. 2013: 23-28.


“Middle Eastern Rhythms: The Literary Life in Jordan.”  Poets & Writers Magazine. Mar./Apr. 2012:  23-33.


“The  Humpbacked Minaret: An Interview with Mahmoud Saed.” Fiction Writers Review. July 2011.


“The Final Curtain: The Literary Life in North Korea.” Poets & Writers Magazine. Nov./Dec. 2010:  21-27.


“The  Demilitarized Zone: The  Literary Life  in Vietnam.” Poets & Writers Magazine. Sept./Oct. 2009: 23-28.


“A New Genre in Chinese Fiction.”  Poets & Writers Magazine. Sept./Oct. 2009:  18+.


“The Culinary Delights of Vietnam.” Worcester Living. August 9, 2009. Also appeared in Gainesville Magazine. November 9, 2009.


“North Korea Sentences American Journalists to Twelve Years.” Poets & Writers Online News Magazine. June 10, 2009.


“Beijing Stabbing Raises  Questions and Fears.” Poets & Writers Online News Magazine. Feb. 18, 2009.


“Censored Stories: The  Literary Life  in Myanmar.” Poets & Writers Magazine. Nov./Dec. 2008:  23-28.


“Olympic  Dispatch.” Worcester Telegraph & Gazette, Aug. 22, 2008:  E1+.


“Surviving Cyclone Nargis.” Worcester Telegraph & Gazette, May 11, 2008: A1.


“Beijing Characters:  Report from Literary Beijing.” Poets & Writers Magazine. May/June 2008: 21-27.


“The Rebirth of Beijing.”  Worcester Living. May/Jun. 2008.


“The Rising Fortunes of the  Beijing Expatriate  Scene.”  Poets & Writers Online News Magazine May 2008.


“An Interview with Marilyn Nelson.”  Broken Bridge Review. Volume 2, Aug./Sept. 2007.


“The  Poets of Kabul:  A Report from Literary Afghanistan.” Poets & Writers Magazine. Nov./Dec. 2006:  21-25.


“The  Cost  of Questions: An Exchange with Martin Espada.” Broken Bridge Review. Volume 1, Aug./Sept. 2006:  70-74.


“Booming Dubai:  Where the Future  is Now.” Worcester Quarterly. Summer 2006:  31-36


“A Distant  Episode:  In Tangier with Paul  Bowles.”  Poets & Writers Magazine. July/August 1999: 36-39.


“Happy Days with the  Mujahedin.” Cutbank 48, Fall 1997: 39-52.