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Blogs & Essays


Imagination’s Favors,
(The Weekly Hubris,

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“The Wheels Grind: Thoughts on Self & War” (Reprint): April 1, 2023.

“Letter From Thessaloniki, Greece,”

May 15, 2020.

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“With the Wide Eyes of Animals,”

January 29, 2020.

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“Filling the Void,”

November 4, 2019.

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“Homage to Place,”

March 1, 2019.

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“Fury & The Fillmore,” September 1, 2020.

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“The Mind’s Ear:  Belonging & the Voices of Women,” April 1, 2020.

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“The Wheels Grind: Thoughts on Self & War,” December 31, 2019.

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“Gods & Greyhounds: On Going Back to Sacramento,” May 28, 2019.

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January 31, 2019.


“Broken Oars,”

December 31, 2018.

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Essays/Conference Papers:

“No Good Deed: In Memory of Edmund Keeley, 1928-2022” (in Greek & English),

Frear Magazine, May 22, 2022.

“The Ξenitia of Elizabeth Bishop,” Presentation, English Language & 

Literature Department, University of Athens, March 19, 2015.

“Riding the Currents:  Why I Cannot Not Translate,” paper 
presentation, Translation Symposium, Humanities Department, 
University of La Verne, Athens, Greece, December 7, 2015

“Getting It Right:  Radical Solitude and the Poetry Of Jack Gilbert,” 
Presentation, English Language & Literature Department, University of 
Athens, January 14, 2010.

Interview, New Works Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, Winter, 2007. 

“Mapping the Country Behind the Words:  American Poets in Greece,” Symposium:  “American Poetry in Greece,” Hellenic Association for American Studies, Aristotle University, October 23, 2004.

“Writing Greece:  Tourist, Sojourner, Resident and Descendent,” presentation for the Hellenic Association of Fulbright Scholars’ conference on “Olympism and the Fulbright Spirit:  Humanism In Action,” Athens, Greece, Friday, October 8-10, 2004

“Souls That Travel:  American Writers in Greece,” Poets & Writers
Nov/Dec 2001.

Review of The Ruins of Athens: A Balkan Memoir, P. H. Liotta. 
Chelsea, No. 68, 2000.

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