Writing

(Work available online listed first; for complete list of publications please scroll down.)

Essays Available Online:

“Women at Work (Letter to Myself at 26)” in The Rumpus (scroll to second essay)
“Things People Said: An Essay in Seven Steps” in Brevity
“Wedding Tales: From a Distance” in Rochester Magazine 
(scroll to second essay) 
“Married” in Waxwing Literary Journal
“There Is No Mike Here” in The Margins
“Ritual as Resolution: Amarnath Ravva’s American Canyon” in Kenyon Review
“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
“Thank You” in Brevity
“Curriculum” in Conjunctions (Web)
“Walking Tributaries” in Wellesley 
“Street Scene” in Kenyon Review 
“Bird” in Kenyon Review
“Betsy, Tacy, Sejal, Tib” Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America (Seal Press)
“Kinship, Cousins, and Khichidi” in The Massachusetts Review

The Kenyon Review Blog: In the first half of 2016, I served as a biweekly columnist for the Kenyon Review Blog.  Links to those 12 essays and interviews, spanning February through July of 2016, are below:

Short Stories Available Online:

“The Girl with Two Brothers” in Aster(ix)
“Skeleton, Rock, Shell” in Conjunctions 69: Being Bodies
“Dicot, Monocot” in Redux
“Skin” in Route Nine
“The Half King” in The Literary Review
“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)

Nonfiction Essays:

  • “Women at Work (Letter to Myself at 26)” in The Rumpus (scroll to second essay) (2017)
  • “The World Is Full of Paper. Write to Me.” (2017, in Mad Heart Be Brave: Essays On the Poetry of Agha Shahid Ali (University of Michigan Press, Ed. Kazim Ali; 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:

  • “The Girl with Two Brothers” reprinted in Aster(ix) (November 2017)
  • “Skeleton, Rock, Shell” in Conjunctions 69: Being Bodies (Fall/Nov 2017)
  • “Dicot, Monocot” Reprinted in Redux #223 (March 2017)
  • “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 (Scenester Issue) (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.” (April 2017, in Mad Heart Be Brave: Essays on the Poetry of Agha Shahid Ali, University of Michigan Press, Ed. Kazim Ali)
  • The Kenyon Review Blog: In 2016, I wrote 12 columns for the Kenyon Review Blog. List of essays and interviews is below:
    • “You Have to Like It Better Than Being Loved”
    • “Ghazals for James Foley”
    • “Every Night Is Ladies Night: An Interview with Sonja Livingston”
    • “No One Is Ordinary; Everyone Is Ordinary”
    • “Trauma Privilege”
    • “Aloha, Mother”
    • “The Books I Kept: Part One”
    • “The Books We Keep: Part Two”
    • Six Hours From Anywhere You Want to Be”
    • “Most People Are Not Your Friends”
    • “Temporary Talismans”
    • “What Can’t Be Cast Off: An Interview with Fiction Writer Rachel Hall”
  • “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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