Memoir, essays, story


"Drowning the Children"
A personal essay about writing despite interruptions

An essay about junior high school during the McCarthy era

Short Story
“Brooklyn Circle”
a modified excerpt from the novel Nothing Is Quite Forgotten in Brooklyn

Essays on Writing and Literature

All three of these appeared in AWP’s Writer’s Chronicle. AWP members can read these and many other articles on the AWP website.

“Coincidence: An Essay Against Craft,” May/​Summer, 2004

“Silence and Storytelling,” February 2009

“What Killed the Queen: And Other Uncertainties That Keep a Reader Reading,” February, 2011.