Professional Background and Personal Bio

 My stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Rattapallax, Main Street Rag, Northern Virginia Review, Christian Science Monitor, Sunday Express, Our Stories and elsewhere in the US, UK and Australia. I have edited for Goings On at The New Yorker, and taught writing at colleges in Buenos Aires, Rome, Boston and Northern Virginia. The latest great joy in my life has been working with poet and human rights activist Carolyn Forche, to organize her library and archives.  I have also been involved for the last several years in Fall for the Book Festival in Fairfax Virginia. I host Read Me a Poem, a weekly podcast at The American Scholar  and write a regular column for Washington Independent Review of Books.

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