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SHORTER WORKS AVAILABLE ONLINE:

My Thoughts on Paté
short story in Agni | nominated for a Puschart Prize



'Gooseberries' and Red Currants
personal essay in  Tin House | nominated for a Pushcart Prize




The Matter of Translation: Wislawa Szymborska’s ‘Conversation with a Rock'
literary essay in Gettysburg Review


I Wish I Could Write Like Russell Edson
lyric essay in Brevity



The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet
excerpts from a memoir in Agni | nominated for a Pushcart Prize



The Cut
short story in Crazyhorse



Last Cookies
lyric essay in New World Writing



Why Dim Sum Makes Me Feel Tender
lyric essay in Seneca Review | also in the Chinese magazine The Writer (translated by Ping Xu)



Questionnaire for My Grandfather
lyric essay in The Gettysburg Review | also in the Chinese magazine Yangtze River Series (translated by Ping Xu)



A Pickle of a Novel: Lispector's The Passion According to G.H.
critical essay in Tin House


Toast
short story in Michigan Quarterly Review



Knitting 101
lyric essay in New World Writing



SHORTER WORKS PRINT ONLY:

The Ritual
personal reflection in O, The Oprah Magazine



How to Buy Peaches
personal essay in Tin House | Notable Essay, Best American Essays 2010


Famous Cake
short story in Post Road (no.13)



Five Photographs
memoir in Ninth Letter (v.6, no.1) | Special Mention, Pushcart Prize XXXIV


Eight Photographs
memoir in New Ohio Review (no.4) | Editors' Prize, New Ohio Review | nominated for  a Pushcart Prize


A Prayer for the Future of Everything: On Oe Kenzaburo
literary essay in Raritan Review (v.29, no.2)



On Valentin Papadin’s Teach Yourself to Be a Madman
critical essay in Tin House (v.10, no.1)



Poe’s Death-Watches and the Architecture of Doubt
literary essay in New England Review (v.27, no.2)



Inky
personal essay in The Maine Review (v.3, no.1)