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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

short story in Michigan Quarterly Review

Knitting 101
lyric essay in New World Writing


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)

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