Ploughshares blog
“Postcards from Unexpected Places,” essay
“Notes on Record-Keeping,” essay
“Searching for Artifacts: an Interview with Sara Majka,” interview
“Living Between Languages,” essay
“The Writer as Walker,” essay
“‘If I Can Bear the Nights, the Days Are a Pleasure,’” essay

If writing in a second language is like hunting, I’m both a stalker and an animal who explores the woods, both the archer and the prey.


Words Without Borders
“Brutal Joy: On Translating Caio Fernando Abreu’s Humor,” essay
“From the Translator: On ‘Beauty, a Terrible Story,’” essay
“PEN World Voices Festival as It Happened: Expats,” feature
“New Literature from Europe: From Page to Stage,” feature

Perhaps a writer living abroad feels most at home in language. The writing functions as a kind of transcendental space, beyond the boundaries of nations.


BOMB Magazine
“Conversation with Alexandre Vidal Porto,” interview

There’s a David Hockney painting that shows this blue, serene swimming pool as seen from the tip of a yellow springboard. Every time I see this painting, I just think I’m ready to jump.