ESSAYS & STORIES

2018

AN OLD MAN BURNS IN A CHAIR (The Wire)

2017

THE LITERARY OLIGARCHY IS KILLING WRITING (The Wire)

THE WATCHERS (Somesuch Stories)

WITH US THERE IS NO INSECURITY (Chicago Quarterly Review)

2016

OUR LADY OF THE TURBINES (Arcturus)

DEEP SINGH BLUE: CHAPTER ONE (The Aerogram)

CRETAN LESSONS (The Towner)

DREAMING IN PUNJAB (The Towner)

BANGLADESH NEEDS TO SORT OUT ITS MACHETE ATTACK PROBLEM (Vice)

MY TIME WITH THE BANGLADESHI BLOGGERS FACING MACHETE ATTACKS AND TERROR (Vice)

“CROSS-EYES” THORPE HITS THE MARK (Memorious)

2015

ALL BORDERLANDS ARE GHOST LANDS (Los Angeles Review of Books)

“THIS IS WAR!”—AMONG THE MILITANT GREEKS OF CRETE (Vice)

PALEOCHORA FROM THE HILLS (Split Lip)

IF ON A SUMMER’S DAY A TRAVELER TO LADAKH SHOULD PASS… (Terrain)

THE INDIAN WEDDING THAT EXPLODED IN VIOLENCE (Salon)

JERUSALEM (The Byword)

GRAVITY IS THE ENEMY (Oblong)

THE CHURCH OF OUR LORD OF HIGHER NECESSITY (Word Riot)

QUEEN OF SWORDS (Cosmonauts Avenue)

2014

THE “LOST CHAPTER” OF JOHN JOURDAIN (Conjunctions)

IZHAR PATKIN’S POETIC ENCHANTMENTS (Artnet)

A NOSTALGIST’S MAP OF AGHA SHAHID ALI (The Aerogram)

2013

THE TEARS OF PAAVO LAHT (The Happy Hypocrite)

GOOD INDIAN GIRLS (The Literary Review)

THE CONSUL’S WIFE (HarperCollins India XXI e-book single)

2012

THE GHOSTS OF OMONIA SQUARE (The Margins)

MORE THAN LIVES LOST IN OAK PARK (Open Magazine)

ON THE OAK PARK SHOOTINGS (Mail Today)

SWITCH OFF THE BHANGRA (Mail Today)

GREECE: AWAITING DISASTER (Open Magazine)

MITT ROMNEY: A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS. OR NOT (Open Magazine)

2011

ALASDAIR GRAY’S EXCELLENT LAST LAST NOVEL IS REALLY FOUR-IN-ONE (The Millions)

2010

THE THIRD HUNGER OF GUNTER GRASS (The Millions)

AN AGE OF TERROR AND FORGETTING (H.O.W. Journal)

ON SANDOW BIRK’S AMERICAN QU’RAN (NYFA Current)

BRIEF REVIEW OF POWELL & PRESSBURGER’S A CANTERBURY TALE (Powell-Pressburger Pages)

HERO OF THE NATION (Barcelona Review)

2009

QUESTIONS TOWARD A MISUNDERSTANDING (PDF) (Arctic Book Club Catalog essay)

SANSKRIT (Hot Metal Bridge)

2008

THE GOOD POET OF AFRICA (Fence)

2006

CHILDREN’S GAMES (Alaska Quarterly Review)

2005

REQUIEM FOR A CIGARETTE (Purple Prose)

WHAT DYLAN KNEW (Purple Prose)