Videos and Audios

“How I Write” is a series of conversations with Hilton Obenzinger and faculty and other advanced writers at Stanford to explore the nuts and bolts, pleasures and pains, of all types of writing. Stanford on iTunes has many of the video and audio recordings.

How I Write conversation at LitQuake 2013 with Scott Hutchins and Molly Antopol, Podcast

How I Write conversation with Scott Saul on Researching Richard Pryor

Reading at Litquake 2012

Reading for Eleven Eleven magazine, Nov 12, 2011

“Reflections on the Writing Process,” talk at Writers on Writing Series at West Valley College

Host of Literary Reading at Columbia 1968 + 40 Conference, 2008

Other Voices TV: Occupy the Future, panel on the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Articles and Poems

“Meditations in a Time of Delusions and Lies,” and other commentaries on

Op Ed: “Divestment is a Stand for Equality in Israel”

“Writing (In) the Past,” article in XCP Magazine

“In the Shadow of ‘God’s Sun-Dial’: The Construction of American Christian Zionism and the Blackstone Memorial,” article in Stanford Humanities Review

“American Palestine: Mark Twain and the Touristic Commodification of the Holy Land”

“On Being a Traitor,” article in Journal of Advanced Composition, soon after the beginning of the Iraq war

“Yom Kippur Liturgy,” poem in Left Curve.

“Giving Thanks,” on Clear View blog

“Personal Reflections 40 Years After 1968,” from Columbia + 40 Conference

Excerpt from Busy Dying, in remembrance of Kenneth Koch


Interview on The Rag Blog by Jonah Raskin

Interview on Mondoweiss by Bob Feldman