I’m a teacher, and for the past 20+ years have held classes at Harvard University. I’m a strong believer in literary community, and am the founding editor of Pangyrus Literary Magazine. I’m a writer, with essays, reviews, and stories in (among other places) the Boston Globe, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Harvard Review, Jewish Fiction, Earth Island Journal. I’m a translator. My version of Indonesian author Seno Gemira Ajidarma’s Jazz, Perfume, and the Incident is part of the Modern Library of Indonesia.
What I find myself thinking and writing about most these days, though, is global warming and the question of how we can cultivate a more benevolent, informed, and sustainable sense of place.