Essays

Here’s a selection of some of my published essays:

This piece, about my experience as an adjunct professor, was published in the “Preoccupations” column of The New York Times¬† Business Section.

Quenching a Thirst for Knowledge, The New York Times

Preoccupations

These five short pieces describe different aspect of my life as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guyana in the late 90s.¬† They were published this past spring in Ohio State’s literary magazine, The Journal.

Five Short Essays

Here’s a long essay about my maid Eulis in Guyana published by the University of Virginia’s Meridian magazine:

Woman Rain

This essay won the Lantern Books Essay Contest, and has been reprinted in Yoga+, Positive News, Mindful Metropolis, and Many Hands.

Simple Gifts from Guyana

This essay, about a bicycling thief I encountered when I lived in New York City, was included in Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir:

Rob Me Again, Brevity

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The story of one of my vocational training school students in Guyana, this essay appears in The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011:

Georgetown, Guyana, Narrative Magazine

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This essay about the physical rigors of life in Guyana first appeared in Terrain Magazine, and is now anthologized in The Best Travel Writing 2011.

Educating the Body

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This essay won Peace Corps Writers Experience Award, and appears on the Peace Corps website:

Telling Time

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