BA, Columbia University. MA, University of California-Berkeley. Author of Here Comes Another Lesson, short fiction. Rescue, short fiction and poetry; Will My Name Be Shouted Out?, memoir and social analysis; Orphan Trains: The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed, history/biography. Fiction and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, Conjunctions, One Story, Electric Literature, Threepenny Review, The Missouri Review, The Quarterly, Partisan Review, The Massachusetts Review, and many other places. Essays and journalism have been published in The New York Times, DoubleTake, The Nation, AGNI, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, and New Labor Forum, among others. Recipient of the Cornell Woolrich Fellowship in Creative Writing from Columbia University, the Visiting Fellowship for Historical Research by Artists and Writers from the American Antiquarian Society, and the DeWitt Wallace/Reader’s Digest Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony. SLC, 1997, 2002-Present.
Courses taught in MFA Writing Program
- Fact and Research in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
- Nonfiction Workshop