A list of my published writing:
October 11, 2016: Why was I so out and proud until I became a college professor? I tell a complicated coming out story in The Washington Post.
October 11, 2016: In The Atlantic, I write about a small marine community in Maine doing innovative things in the classroom.
September 2016: My poems about bodily integrity and my love for dancers appear in Public Pool.
Spring 2016: My poetry appears in Beltway Poetry Quarterly’s LGBTQ issue.
1/9/2016: PANK Magazine runs my full translation of a Russian short story from the 1800s, which some consider to be the basis for George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” [see Harper’s below for context]
12/17/2015: Harper’s Magazine runs excerpts of my translation of a Russian short story from the 1800s, alongside an essay from John Reed arguing that it was the basis for George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.”
8/28/2015: I reflect on the time I spent in the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina. Read my essay about disaster tourism, being an “outsider,” resilience, and race. I worked on this one for the better part of the last decade. [The Nervous Breakdown]
4/14/2015: Former Chicago Police Chief Jon Burge brutally tortured black men during his time in the department. Efforts to memorialize this atrocity can teach us a lot about facing state-sanctioned violence. [Pacific Standard]
April 2015: Defeating the lie that poetry is dead one review at a time: I describe Abdul Ali‘s debut as a “sleepless night spent thinking of things that failed to kill but still torment.” I speak to Carolyn Forché, one of my favorite poets, about the intersections of literary art and social justice. [Washington City Paper]
March 2015: I write about my three years as an adjunct professor and get 1,200+ comments. [The Washington Post]
1/17/2015: The most important essay I’ve written to date. On the bombing I survived at 13 years old. [Pacific Standard]
Winter 2015: I review “The Man Between: Michael Henry Heim and a Life in Translation” for The Quarterly Conversation.
11/20/2014: On the politics inherent in literary translation, for Words Without Borders.
8/29/2013: My translation of a wonderful Russian short story appears in VICE magazine.
2/22/2013: My profile of Brighton Beach community leader Pat Singer is up at The Jewish Daily Forward.
11/2/2012: The Millions publishes my essay about the death of famed literary translator Michael Henry Heim.
Fall 2012: My essay about Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood appears in the Crab Orchard Review.
6/4/2012: Review of a Russian poet’s appearance in NYC, written for Circumference.
Summer 2012: The Massachusetts Review publishes more of my translations.
Summer 2012: The Literary Review publishes my translations of Russian prose.
2/20/2012: Grout publishes my essay about hybrid nonfiction forms.
Spring 2012: I review a documentary about Anna Politkovskaya for Bitch magazine.
Winter 2012: My review of the reality TV show “Russian Dolls” appears in Bitch Magazine.
08/17/2011: My prose poem, “reeds,” appears in The Prose-Poem Project.
04/07/11: Confronting Cruelty, Q&A with Cecilia Ballí on emotional storytelling for DartCenter.org.
11/12/10: Haiti’s Crisis Could Help Revive Its Journalism, an article for DartCenter.org.
06/15/10: An article about trauma in the Gulf after the oil spill, for DartCenter.org.
12/10/09: “Facebook Won’t Kill The Class Reunion,” an article for Campus Progress.
08/12/08: Guest on XM Radio’s The Progressive Beat (full audio, scroll down to August 12, 2008).
05/01/08: Video interview with Iraq expert Nir Rosen for Campus Progress.
04/28/08: Interview with Presidential Candidate Mike Gravel for Campus Progress.
03/20/08: Iraq War protest photo essay for Campus Progress.
01/16/07: Review of National Conference for Media Reform for NewAssignment.net.
01/15/07: Interview with DailyKos blogger for NewAssignment.net.
02/16/07: Radio newscast about antiwar protests for Free Speech Radio News.
Winter 07: For We Work! Magazine, an article about gay marriage amendments.