Selected Publications

"9 Stories"  A collection of short stories by contemporary American authors translated into Russian, including A Dance with My Brother. Translated by Yuriy Serebryanskiy and Anton Platonov of Literary Translation Laboratory. Project supported by The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan.

“Mississippi God Damn” (excerpt of a memoir of a year with Nina Simone). Ms. Magazine, Spring 2018.

“A Dance With My Brother” (Short fiction). The Caribbean Writer, Spring 2018.

“The Problematic of Becoming American” (essay). Assimilation—A Good or Bad Word, Ed. Michal Peprnik, (57-63). Palacky University Olomouc 2016. Print.

“Barack Obama’s ‘Blackness’” (article). Critical Essays on Barack Obama: Re-affirming the Hope, Re-vitalizing the Dream, Ed. Melvin B. Rahming. United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. 185-194. Print.

“Blue Waters Are For Drowning” (Short fiction). Beyond Sangre Grande—Caribbean Writing Today. Ed. Cyril Dabydeen. Canada. TSAR Publications 2011. 990-103. Print.

“Blue Waters Are For Drowning” (Short story) OBSIDIAN, Double Issue: Vol.10. Issue 2 Fall/Winter 2009;Vol 11. Issue 1 Spring/Winter 2010. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (43-48). (Actual publication in 2011) Print.

“Soul Hands Clap in the 60s: History and African American Poetry” (article) ILHA DO DESTERRO A journal of English Language, Literatures in English, and Cultural Studies. Special edition: New Perspectives on History through Literature, edited by Gisele Manganelli Fernandes. No 59-July/Dec 2010-Florianopolis, SC. (85-100). Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina. Centro de comunicação e Expressão. Departamento de Língua e Literatura Estrageiras. (Actual publication in 2011)

“Snakes” (short story), Barely South Review, an Old Dominion University online publication. January, 2011. (See also an interview about Craft.)

“How Haiti Survives’ (article) Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper. Thursday, June 17, 2010; A-10.

“Sea Baths” (short story) BIM, Volume 1. No 2 (57-61).

In Praise of Island Women & Other Crimes (short story collection; new and revised) Peepal Tree Press, Leeds, England. Summer 2010.