other work

SHORT STORIES
"My Thoughts on Pâté"
Agni
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"Toast"
Michigan Quarterly Review | Distinguished Story, Best American Short Stories 2014
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"Why Dim Sum Makes Me Feel Tender"
Seneca Review | Chinese translation in 作家 (Writer Magazine)
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"Famous Cake"
Post Road
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"The Cut"
Crazyhorse
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PERSONAL ESSAYS & MEMOIR
"'Gooseberries' and Red Currants"
Tin House
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"How to Buy Peaches'
Tin House | Notable Essay, Best American Essays 2010
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"I Wish I Could Write Like Russell Edson"
Brevity
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"Questionnaire for My Grandfather"
The Gettysburg Review | anthologized in YOU: Essays Devoted to the Second Person | Chinese translation in Yangtze River Series
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"Knitting 101"
New World Writing
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"The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet: Excerpts from a Memoir"
Agni
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"Last Cookies"
New World Writing
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"The Ritual"
O: the Oprah Magazine
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"Inky"
The Maine Review | "Literary Death Match" winner, Boston 2013
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"Five Photographs"
Ninth Letter | Special Mention, Pushcart Prize XXXIV
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"Eight Photographs"
New Ohio Review | NOR Editors' Prize in Nonfiction
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ESSAYS ON LITERATURE
"Ten Conversations about My Struggle"
Gettysburg Review | excerpted on LitHub
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"The Matter of Translation: Wislawa Szymborska's 'Conversation with a Rock'"
Gettysburg Review
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"A Pickle of a Novel: Clarice Lispector's The Passion According to G.H."
Tin House
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"A Prayer for the Future of Everything: On Oe Kenzaburo"
Raritan Review
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"On Valentin Papadin’s Teach Yourself to Be a Madman"
Tin House
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"Poe’s Death-Watches and the Architecture of Doubt"
New England Review | reprinted in Poetry Criticism (v.198)
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ESSAYS ON CRAFT
"Kim Adrian on What Our Nonfiction is Trying to Tell Us"
Literary Hub
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"Great Liberations: Writing Beyond the Academy" (with Anna Leahy)
Public Books
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