My brain is bifurcated. I write analytical technical material by day and turn into a creative philosopher by night. I've won awards such as Lunch Ticket's Diana Woods Memorial Award for Creative Nonfiction, Traveler's Tales Solas Award, and others. I give back by covering contemporary nonfiction, Asian literature, and world indigenous literature for Ploughshares, PANK, The Rumpus, and other lit mags.
"Making Home," an essay included in HOME, an annual anthology from Outrider Press (affiliated w/Tallgrass Writers Guild)
Lunch Ticket's Diana Woods Memorial Award in Nonfiction: "Fragile Rat"
Crack the Spine: "Chicken Little: Twenty-Eight Months Sober"
"Back to the Cult," winner of Sinclair Community College/Antioch Writers Workshop (Midwest) 2015 contest, originally published in Flights Magazine. Also published in EastLit.
Electric Literature: "Native Voices Won't Be Silenced," an interview with Elissa Washuta
Ploughshares Blog: A monthly blog series about contemporary Asian lit and indigenous lit from around the world
Reading POC is Grand but Why Aren't We Reading Natives?
which got a little nod from Word Riot
Getting Lost between China and Taiwan, a discussion of contemporary lit from the perspectives of a Taiwanese and indigenous Taiwanese authors
Indigenous Taiwanese Lit: From One Island Comes Global History
We Miss out When US Publishers Lag behind in Publishing World Lit: Filipino Author Jim Pascual Augustin
Phoneme Celebrates Mexican Indigenous Poetry
Kristina Marie Darling's Noctuary Press Publishes Booklength Lyric Essay by Julie Marie Wade
Beyond Haruki Murakami: Where to Find Japanese Lit
Sonja Livingston Resurrects Dead Women in the Ultimate Hybrid Essay Collection, Ladies Night at the Dreamland
Yes, There Is Such a Thing as Australian Aboriginal Dystopian Lit in Alexis Wright's The Swan Book
Trudy Dittmar Explores the Uncanny Valley within Her Collection of Essays
Githa Hariharan Talks Indian Femme Fatales and Politics
Alternatives Blast Open Nonfiction Subgenre: What Are These Forms and Where to Find Them
Why Would First Nations Men of Canada Fight for the Colonists?: A Peek into Joseph Boyden's Novel
Michele Morano’s Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain Is Pinnacle of Essay Writing
Alternative Nonfiction Forms Blast Open the Genre
Andrew Miller Essays Make for a Bumpy Ride
Ever read Native American Lit (beyond Sherman Alexie)? Start here with Linda LeGarde Grover
2017 Ploughshares Blog
Doug Mack's Not-Quite States of America (Let's Explore Present-Day American Colonialism)
Choi In-Hun's The Square (How Does a Korean Debate Capitalism vs Communism?)
Interview on Doug Dangler's The Craft, a Columbus NPR member station
[PANK]: Monthly Column, Reading Colorfully: Traveling the World's Literature
South American Literature Doesn't Like Me
Mia Couto's novel Confession of the Lioness
Yukio Mishima's short stories Acts of Worship
Pham Thi Hoai's short story "Nine Down Makes Ten"
Loung Ung's memoir First They Killed My Father
Myriam Gurba's memoir MEAN
Anna Moschovakis's novel, Eleanor, or the Rejection of the Progress of Love
World Literature Today: The Year of Colorful Reading
A Conversation with World between Two Covers author Ann Morgan
A printed interview with Valeria Luiselli
Review of Gita Hariharan's travelogue Almost Home
Natalie Goldberg's collection of essays, The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This ZigZag Life
Late Night Library book reviews and interviews with authors Eula Biss and Julie Marie Wade