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, taught writing at colleges in Buenos Aires, Rome, Boston and Northern Virginia, run book clubs for Fairfax County Public Libraries, and spoken at book club conferences. For the last several years I've been heavily involved in Fall for the Book Festival in Fairfax Virginia. I host Read Me a Poem, a weekly podcast at The American Scholar.  I also write a regular column for Washington Independent Review of Books.

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