"The Fourth World"

Published in the New Oxford Press anthology, Gender: A Reader for Writers, “The Fourth World” is about my first visit to Borj Al Barajneh, a Palestinian refugee camp where I volunteered while living in Beirut. Gender: A Reader for Writers is now required reading in college classrooms across the country.

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"Clamor and Buzz"

In their article, “A Midwestern Journal Grows Beyond Its Roots,” the review review called “Clamor and Buzz” an “excellent nonfiction essay” about an “emotionally-reserved-and-sensitive-woodsmen.” Not sure about all that, but I'll try to take it as a compliment.



An unexpected trip past the checkpoints and machine gunners of the Middle East takes me to the forgotten world of ancient Lebanon.