Nonfiction & Reporting

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

“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.