Professor, MFA Program in Creative Writing, American University, Washington, D.C.
Guest Faculty, MFA in Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT.
Vice-President, PEN/Faulkner Foundation
Member, Corporation of Yaddo
Publications and Prizes
Mother of Sorrows (Pantheon, 2005), Things Shaped in Passing (Persea, 1997), Ghost Letters (Alice James Books, 1994)
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 (Random House, 2007), Best American Essays 2000 (Houghton Mifflin, 2000)
Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Ms., Ploughshares, The Nation, Tin House