The Manizales Bookfair: Books, joy, and tears in el eje de café.

The Manizales bookfair, a grand experiment in literary friendship, has left me limp from sheer joy.

Near and Far

This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, / Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, / Stand …

First Thoughts on The Art of Translation

In a couple of days, I fly. My ultimate destination: La Feria del Libro at La Universidad de Caldas in Manizales, Colombia, where I’ve been …

No One Can Teach You to Write

At their best, writing programs provide a chance for the uncool to find their tribe and perhaps a mentor in a star who, underneath it all, is also profoundly uncool.  

Mayan clay figures stand in a circle around a flame.

We Have Liftoff! Bienvenidos a

This new website is the result of friendships and collaboration. And, although it bears my name, it belongs to you.