Why Do Writers Love Birding So Much?

Essay on my passion for bird watching and other writers who share it, including interviews with Margaret Atwood, Howard Norman, and Nell Zink, published on LitHub.


Around Town

A poem on the changed world following the 2016 election, published by Poetry International.

Things That Really Matter

What do salt and pepper shakers and a house full of objects tell us about ourselves? My take on our changing relationships to all the stuff we own for New Hampshire Home.

Interview and Poems on Vietnam

This interview conducted by Binh Huy Nguyen for Poetry International is about the time I spent teaching and traveling in Vietnam in 2013 and 2014. Two poems set in Vietnam are included at the end of the interview.

Seeking a Spiritual Home

Blog for the Huffington Post on my time living and teaching in Vietnam. Follow this link to find my other essays on the Huffington Post.