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