New Essay for the International Writing Program Collections

Last year, I was invited to participate in the "To What Do I Belong" symposium in Tangier, Morocco hosted by the University of Iowa's International Writing Program and the US State Department. I wrote an essay, "In the Rooms of Monticello," as my contribution to the proceedings. Now the piece has been collected by the IWP on a special website. You can read my work and the writings of the other delegates--from around the world--who participated in the adventure. 

  As an American, I live in the shadow of Jefferson’s dream. I belong to its loveliness, and its terror. As a writer, I am trying to understand what this means.

As an American, I live in the shadow of Jefferson’s dream. I belong to its loveliness, and its terror. As a writer, I am trying to understand what this means.