Events, etc.

Upcoming Events:

Reading with Abdulkadir Musa, presented by the Berlin Writers’ Workshop at Lettretáge, Berlin, December 13, 7:30 pm

Poetry Writing I, 8-week seminar at the Berlin Writers’ Workshop; starts January 16, 2019; Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm.

Selected Awards & Honors:

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Archives Research Residency, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship, 2016

Sturgis International Fellowship, 2015

PCA/ACA grant, 2015

John and Shirley Holmes Award for Creative Nonfiction, 2013 & 2012

Walton Fellowship in Translation, 2012

Night. Good. Pretty.” First Prize, the Moleskin Travel Short Story Contest in Spanish, 2010


On “Bird in the Hand” with Ilana Masad, The Other Stories podcast, June 2017

How I Write” by Kirby Johnson, NANO Fiction, October 2016

On Translation,” NEA Writers’ Corner, 2016 Translation Project

Phone interview by Emily Perry, NEA ArtWorks blog, August 2015

Email interview by William Hoffacker, The Collagist blog, July 2015

Selected Past Readings, Performances, & Guest Teaching:

“Rhythm & Phrasing,” a workshop on composing in movement & text, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, October 19 & 20 2018

Körpereinsatz,” Vernissage performance of “Ten Scores for a Sculpture,” concept by Stella Geppert, with Lukas Geschwind and Birte Opitz, Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig, June 14 2018

Vexierfrage,” concept and solo performance by Kathleen Heil at K77 as part of Lass Stecken #1, Performing Arts Festival Berlin, June 9 2018

The Space Between,” a workshop in movement & text at K77 Studios Berlin, April 7 & 8 2018

Night Thoughts: Contemporary Poetic Practices,” seminar at Stillpoint Spaces Berlin, Tuesdays in February 2018

Hafenrevue reading with Fiction Canteen. Fiction. Literarisches Colloquium Berlin. Feb 16 2018

Fiction Canteen reading. Fiction. OstPost Berlin. Nov 30 2017

Literally Speaking reading. Translation. BuchHafen Berlin. Oct 18 2017

Fractured Bodies: Contemporary Forms of Displacement,” literature seminar, Stillpoint Spaces Lab, Berlin. Mondays, Sept 11-Oct 2 2017

Trajectories #01,Ten Scores for a Sculpture,” Performance at HaL Berlin; Concept by Stella Geppert, with Jan Burkhardt, Lukas Geschwind, Michelle Lui, and Hilla Steinert. Aug 30 2017

Rhythm & Phrasing,” composing in movement & text, K77 Studios BerlinJuly 22 & 23 2017

SAND Collective Love Story reading. Fiction. Love Story of Berlin. June 14 2017

The Spirit And/Or The Flesh. Translation, poetry, & fiction. Neu West Berlin. Sept 10 2016

The Word Embodied,” composing in movement & text, K77 Studios Berlin, Oct 22 & 23 2016

SAND Issue 13 launch party. Translation, poetry, & nonfiction. Loophole, Berlin. May 14 2016

Still Dancing, Performance at Open Ateliers Rungestraße Berlin; Concept by Hilla Steinert, with Evan Foster and Jonas Wendritt. April 9 2016

AWP – Hayden’s Ferry Review reading. Nonfiction. The Nicollet, Minneapolis, MN. April 10 2015

Visiting writer in literary translation, NOCCA, New Orleans, LA. Mar 24 2015

9 By the Light Reading. Poetry & Nonfiction. The Wine Cellar, Fayetteville, AR. Oct 06 2014

Visiting writer in literary translation, NOCCA, New Orleans, LA. Dec 17 2012

Big Rock Reading Series. Fiction. Pulaski Technical College, Little Rock, AR. Nov 9 2012

9 By the Light Reading. Translation. The Wine Cellar, Fayetteville, AR. Oct 26 2011

Night. Good. Pretty.” read by Clara Álvarez, ACUBO III Noche de Relatos, Libreria Tres Rosas Amarillas, Madrid, October 2009

Tómala” read by Ana Caballero, ACUBO Noche de Relatos, Café Moliere, Madrid, Jan 2009