Writing

Creative Nonfiction Essays Available Online:

“Wedding Tales: From a Distance” in Rochester Magazine (scroll down to second essay)
“Things People Said: An Essay in Seven Steps” in Brevity 
“Married” in Waxwing Literary Journal
“There Is No Mike Here” in The Margins
“Ritual as Resolution: Amarnath Ravva’s American Canyon” in Kenyon Review Online 
“365 Pelham Road” in The Big Brick Review
“Curriculum” noted in Huffington Post
“Words as Image: How ‘Thank You’ Originated” in Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog
“The World is Full of Paper. Write to Me.” in The Margins
“Deluxe” in Kenyon Review Online
“Thank You” in Brevity
“Curriculum” in Conjunctions (Web)
“Walking Tributaries” in Wellesley 
“Street Scene” in Kenyon Review Online 
“Bird” in Kenyon Review Online
“Betsy, Tacy, Sejal, Tib” in Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America (Seal Press)
“Kinship, Cousins, and Khichidi” in The Massachusetts Review

The Kenyon Review Blog: In 2016, I wrote a bimonthly column for the Kenyon Review Blog.

Short Stories Available Online:

“Dicot, Monocot” in Redux
“Skin” in Route Nine
“The Half King” in The Literary Review
“Climate, Man, Vegetation” in Drunken Boat
“How to Make Your Mother Cry” in Indiana Review
“Mary, Staring at Me” in Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 

Poetry Available Online:

“The Granite State,” in Ghazals for Foley (Hinchas Press)
“Accordion,” “Everybody’s Greatest Hits,” & “Independence, Iowa,” in Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press)

Other Articles / Interviews Available Online:

“A Conversation with John Edgar Wideman & Suketu Mehta,” The Writer’s Chronicle (May/Summer 2014 in print issue; available online to AWP members)

Complete List of Publications (Online & Print)

Creative Nonfiction Essays:

  • “The World Is Full of Paper. Write to Me.” (Forthcoming in April 2017, in Mad Heart Be Brave: On the Poetry of Agha Shahid Ali (University of Michigan Press; originally published in The Margins in 2013)
  • “From a Distance,” Rochester Magazine (February 2017)
  • “Things People Said: An Essay in Seven Steps,” Brevity (Fall 2016)
  • “Married,” Waxwing Literary Journal (June 2016)
  • “There Is No Mike Here,” in “After Yi-Fen Chou: A Forum: 19 Writers Respond to Michael Derrick Hudson’s Yellowface,” The Margins (2015)
  • “Ritual as Resolution: Amarnath Ravva’s American Canyon,” Kenyon Review (2015)
  • “365 Pelham Road,” The Big Brick Review (2014)
  • “Deluxe,” Kenyon Review (Fall 2013)
  • “Thank You,” Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction (Fall 2013)
  • “Curriculum,” Web Conjunctions: The Web Forum of Innovative Writing (February 2013)
  • “Castle, Fort, Lookout, House,” The Asian American Literary Review (Winter 2012)
  • “Street Scene,” Kenyon Review (Fall 2011)
  • “Walking Tributaries,” Wellesley alumnae magazine (Fall 2011)
  • “Bird,” Kenyon Review (Fall 2010)
  • “Betsy, Tacy, Sejal, Tib,” Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America (Seal Press, 2004)
  • “Kinship, Cousins, & Kichidi,” The Massachusetts Review (Fall 2004)
  • “Where Are You From?” Catamaran: South Asian American Writing (Fall 2003)

Fiction:

  • “Watch Over Me; Turn a Blind Eye,” The Asian American Literary Review (2017)
  • “The Half King,” (Excerpt, Reprinted), Post, Issue 4 (2014)
  • “Skin,” (Reprinted), Route Nine (2014)
  • “The Half King,” The Literary Review (2013)
  • “Climate, Man, Vegetation,” Drunken Boat 13 (2011)
  • “The Girl with Two Brothers,” Denver Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 1 (2010)
  • “Cul-de-sac,” EDNA (Summer 2009)
  • “Mandala,” The Women’s Times (August 2004)
  • “How To Make Your Mother Cry,” Indiana Review (Summer 2004)
  • “Skin,” Hanging Loose (Summer 2003)
  • “Mary, Staring at Me,” Meridians (Spring 2002)
  • “Dicot, Monocot,” Pleiades (Spring 2002)
  • “Ithaca Is Never Far,” Prairie Fire (Winter 2001)

Poetry:

  • “The Granite State,” Ghazals for Foley (Hinchas Press, 2016)
  • “Accordion,” “Everybody’s Greatest Hits,” & “Independence, Iowa,” Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry (U. of Arkansas Press, 2010)
  • “Independence, Iowa,” Generosity: A Chapbook to Benefit the Brooklyn Zen Center (2009)
  • “Utterances, Unkeepables,” IWT Journal: Writing From the Inside Out (2008)
  • “Everybody’s Greatest Hits,” The Asian Pacific American Journal (2005)
  • “Eileen,” The Asian Pacific American Journal (Spring/Summer 1998)
  • “Counting the Ways,” Contours of the Heart: South Asians Map North America (Temple University Press) (1996)
  • “Grandmother,” Hanging Loose (1991)
  • “Through the Eyes of the Dark-Eyed Americans,” Hanging Loose (1990)

Interviews / Essays / Profiles / Book Reviews:

  • “The World Is Full of Paper. Write to Me.” (Forthcoming, Spring 2017, in Mad Heart Be Brave: On the Poetry of Agha Shahid Ali, University of Michigan Press)
  • “Ritual as Resolution: Amarnath Ravva’s American Canyon,” Kenyon Review (2015)
  • “Words as Image: How ‘Thank You’ Originated,” Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog (2014)
  • “A Conversation with John Edgar Wideman & Suketu Mehta,” The Writer’s Chronicle (May / Summer 2014)
  • “Life After Trauma,” profile of Karestan Koenen ’90, returned Peace Corps Volunteer, rape survivor, and an academic expert on the effects of psychological trauma, Wellesley (Fall 2012)
  • “Roller Cop,” profile of Portia Hensley ’01, police officer & co-captain of the US Women’s Roller Derby Team in a special issue on women and sports, Wellesley (Summer 2012)

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