Poems

Poems on Poetry Foundation

 

Poems on Academy of American Poets

 

"Io," "Tiresias" and "Philomela" in Narrative Magazine

 

"Nightingale: A Gloss" in American Poetry Review

 

"Gokstadt/Ganymede," in Michigan Quarterly Review

 

"Baucis and Philemon" in Narrative Magazine

  

"When It Is Over, It Will Be Over" on Poetry Society of America

 

"Birthday Poem" in New England Review

 

"Portrait of D17: Female, 37 Years Old," The New York Times Magazine

 

 

Lectures

The 2022 Blaney Lecture, Academy of American Poets, "Beyond Empathy, Beyond Archive: Notes on Poetic Representation"

 

 

Nonfiction

"24 Hours in America: Utah," The New York Times

 

"Strange Meetings: The Problems of Poetry, Representation and War," The Writer's Chronicle (AWP membership required to read)

 

"Wounded Elders: On Racial Identity and Reviewing," The Margins

 

Excerpt from The Broken Country, Blackbird

 

"A Sport of Restraint," Los Angeles Review of Books

 

"American Service," Poetry Foundation

 

"The Lives of Strangers," Broad Street Magazine.

 

"Biracial Rage" DiaCRITICS.

 

Excerpt from The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee, Penguin/Random House Canada

 

 

Videos

This website is part of my multi-media poem "West: A Translation," a book-length work commissioned by Utah's Spike 150 organization to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental's completion in Promontory, Utah. 

 

 "West: A Translation" was also featured on the PBS show "The Future of America's Past," which did a segment on the building of the transcontinental railroad.