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Monday
Sep102012

In Rural California, Liberian Family Finds Agricultural Refuge

A new story in High Country News about land, refuge and history--and historical amnesia--in Guinda, California, just down the road from the almond farm where my mother was raised. Thanks to the Guinda community for so gracefully excavating and preserving the much forgotten history of African American farmers in the American West, and for sharing these stories with me.

Friday
Aug172012

Article on Mentoring for Refugee Youth in Forced Migration Review

 

 A new article out in the Forced Migration Review's issue, "Being Young & Out of Place," about the fantastic work of Refugee Transitions.

 

Wednesday
Jul112012

In Slovenia with Vermont College of Fine Arts

This was my second year coordinating the MFA in Writing residency in Slovenia. Why Slovenia

 

Saturday
Mar172012

From my recent reporting trip to Kenya...

Thursday
Nov102011

"Calling This Home: An Oral History of Refugee Resettlement to the Bay Area"

Thanks to generous funding from the California Council for the Humanities' California Story Fund, I will be working with the International Rescue Committee-SF Regional Office to compile a multi-media oral history collection of refugee resettlement to the Bay Area.

Sunday
Jun192011

Middlebury Fellowships In Environmental Journalism

Honored and overwhelmed with gratitude at this announcement. As a Fellow in Environmental Journalism, I'll be spending the year researching and writing about environmental migrants and their search for protection under international law. If all goes as planned, I'll spend time asking questions and listening to stories in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia--as well as my U.S. homes of Vermont and California. Luckiest of all, perhaps, is that I'm in such amazing company with the mentors and writers involved in this Fellowship. Thank you, Middlebury!

Saturday
Jun112011

Found the Orion issue front and center while in line for tea the other day

Honored to have my words on these (recycled) pages. Former issues of Orion's "The Place Where You Live" include an essay by the lovely and talented Robin MacArthur.

Thursday
Feb242011

"Where John Grubensky Lived & Died" forthcoming in Orion

May/June print issue, and also featured online here.

Sunday
Jan302011

"A Thousand Threats" a finalist for Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest

Monday
Nov012010

"Ballerina Made of Mud" nominated for Dzanc Books' Best of the Web