Recent Essays & Articles


 On KQED Public Media for Northern California

“The Meaning of Michael Brown, Jr.”: Alex considers the origins and meaning of the name of the Ferguson, Mo., African-American teen shot and killed by a white police officer.

“I Read It on the Web”: Alex learns what many have. When it comes to news on the Internet, verify, then verify again.

“Echoes”: Many sounds of Alex’s past are lost, but she’s managed to find those that matter most — voices.

“Tribute to the First Gravedigger”: Alex discovers a very San Francisco history beneath the Golden Gate Bridge.

In The American Poetry Review

“Casting Spells: An Interview with Annie Finch” in APR’s January/February 2013 Print Edition