WRITING: RECENT ESSAYS & OTHER WRITING

Selected Publications: ESSAYS, REVIEWS & OTHER WRITING

“The Lost Neruda Poems.” Boston Review. December 21, 2016.

“This Morning — November 9, 2016.” Medium. November 9, 2016.

“Conversation Interrupted, Conversation Begun: On My Father’s New Memoir.” Medium. September 13, 2016.

“A Different Kind of Rain Day: 3 Years After the Santa Monica College Shooting, a Shooting at UCLA.” Medium. June 2, 2016.

“Prince Left Us an Instruction Manual.” Medium. April 28, 2016.

“Pyschogeography of the Disappeared: An Interview with Magdalena Edwards and Forrest Gander on Raúl Zurita”; “Afterword.” Psychogeographical Romance: Three Interviews. Ed. Leonard Schwartz. Essay Press. November 2015.

“American Witches: The Millions Interviews Alex Mar.” The Millions. October 21, 2015.

“Killing Fiction Meets the Medea Impasse: On Rachel Cusk’s Outline and Medea.” Los Angeles Review of Books. September 25, 2015.

“A Horribly Marvelous and Delicate Abyss: The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector.” The Millions. August 10, 2015.

“’We Are a Bunch of Remittance Addicts’: An Interview with Imee Marcos, Governor of Ilocos Norte, Philippines.” Los Angeles Review of Books. June 20, 2015.

“Alice Fulton’s Barely Composed.” Boston Review. May/June 2015. (pp. 74-5)

“Cookie On My Mind.” Los Angeles Review of Books. March 25, 2015.

“Adrienne Rich in Chile: An Interview.” The Critical Flame. March 23, 2015.

“On Waiting and Sugar.” Los Angeles Review of Books. November 15, 2014.

“It Takes Two” (on Joshua Wolf Shenk’s Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs).  Rewire Me. November 5, 2014.

“Paz with a ‘Z'” (found poem). Silver Birch Press. September 26, 2014.

“My Disease Feels Beautiful to Me: On the Work of Raúl Zurita.” The Millions. September 25, 2014.

“Look! Our Bodies in Play.” An Essay on the American artist Michael Sagato for his solo show at Jack Geary Contemporary. Michael Sagato: Birds of a Feather (artist’s catalog). New York City. April 24, 2014. (My essay was quoted by Artsy Editorial here.)

“A [Bilingual] Conversation with Forrest Gander and Raúl Zurita about ‘Pinholes in the Night: Essential Poems from Latin America.'” Los Angeles Review of Books. February 2, 2014.

“I Found a Way to Enter: Diving Into Writing.” The Millions. November 26, 2013.

“‘The House We Live In’: Elizabeth Bishop on the Big Screen.” The Paris Review Daily. November 7, 2013.

“Precious Cargo.” The Paris Review Daily. June 28, 2013.

“Playing Telephone with Emily Dickinson and Paul Legault.” The Millions. November 14, 2012.

“Clarice Lispector’s The Hour of the Star As Translated by Benjamin Moser.” The Millions. January 11, 2012.

“Unmentionables: Norman Rush’s Domestic Disturbances.” Los Angeles Review of Books. October 24, 2011. 

Review of Ernesto Cardenal’s The Origin of Species and Other Poems. Rattle. September 20, 2011.

“Anniversaries, Anesthesia, and Elizabeth Bishop.” The Millions. August 10, 2011. 

El Mercurio (Chile’s leading newspaper).  Articles published (in Spanish) in the “Artes & Letras” section from July 2000 to June 2001, including: interviews with Rita Dove, Adrienne Rich, and Isabel Allende; features on the historic Parisian cabaret known as Crazy Horse, the PRI in Mexico, and philanthropy in Latin America; and reviews of many books and films, including Julian Schnabel’s film version of Reinaldo Arena’s novel Before Night Falls.