Barnard College, New York, NY     BA       1959

NYU, New York, NY                         MA      1971


2003 – 2004    In 2003 taught journalism at NYU, gave a lecture and reading at Pace, and a reading/slide/lecture for the Council on the Arts in Shreveport, Louisiana. Was among the readers featured at the Poets House People’s Poetry Gathering; read and lectured at Syracuse and Le Moyne College. In 2004 read for the Word Thursday awards ceremony, and at the Willendorf main branch of the Brooklyn Library. Read my work and William Matthew’s at the annual memorial reading in his memory at CCNY and read in an anti-war reading sponsored by PEN, the writers’ organization against censorship. Read in Detroit for M. L. Leiber. I prepared my next book for Copper Canyon, where it is now being considered.

2001 – 2002    An interview with Karen Swenson by Susan McInnis appeared in Glimmer Train’s winter 2000 issue. In 2001 was the Eckles Visiting Professor at Weber State College in Utah and the Rea J. Fox Distinguished Professor of Arts and Literature at Centenary College in Louisiana. Also in 2001 gave readings at the University of Idaho, the University of Colorado, Boulder, the Community Library in Ketchum, the main library in Salt Lake City, the Broward Library in Fort Lauderdale Florida and the Scarsdale Library, New York. In November 2001 lectured and taught at the Baptist College of Oklahoma for the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Gave a reading and lecture in 2002 at the Nielson-Hays Library in Bangkok and received a grant from the Lannon Foundation for a two month residency at their artist colony in Marfa, TX. Taught at Hendrix College in Arkansas in the spring 2002. Taught and gave lectures at Chautauqua in the summer of 2002. Designated a Fulbright Senior Specialists.

1996 – 2000    Taught and lectured for the Woodrow Wilson Foundation at liberal arts colleges, Union, Central, Centenary, around the U.S. Ran a workshop at Chautauqua in the summer of 1998. Gave lectures at the Columbia School of Journalism on traveling in Asia and writing about it for newspapers and magazines. Gave lectures at Thammasat University, Bangkok and the University of Calcutta in 1995 and 1998. Taught a course on Contemporary American Women Poets at Barnard College in the fall of 1999. Interviewed by Phebe Davidson for the book, Conversations with the World, published by Trilogy Books. Acted as a consultant to the National Geographic. Participated in the Poet’s House benefit-walk across the Brooklyn Bridge with Galway Kinnell, Yusef Komunyakaa and Stanley Kunitz.

 1989 – 1995    Became a professional journalist. Published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Leader, Diversion and other publications. My area of expertise is Southeast Asia. Fellow at Yaddo, in 1990 at the Albee Foundation and at Yaddo. In 1993 nominated for the Pushcart Prize by William Matthews and Philip Appleman and won The National Poetry Series Open Competition with “The Landlady in Bangkok”, was published in 1994 by Copper Canyon Press. In December 1994 was a Visiting Writer at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and in 1996 taught at high schools around Salt Lake City and gave readings at colleges in the area.

1982 – 1988    Taught creative writing at The City College of the City of New York as well as at Fordham College, Lincoln Center. 1983 poet on staff at the Rhode Island Writers’ Conference. 1987 nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Philip Appleman, received an Honorable Mention from the Arvon Award in England and was a Fellow at Yaddo. 1988 nominated for the Pushcart Prize by William Matthews, Ken Gangemi and Andrew Hudgins and received an Honorable Mention there as well as from the Ann Stanford Award at USC. Acted as award’s judge for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

1980 – 1982    Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Scripps College.

1979 – 1980    Poet-in-Residence at the University of Idaho teaching on both undergraduate and graduate levels. Poet-in-Residence at the University of Denver again teaching both undergraduate and graduate levels. Directed the Aspen Writers’ Conference. Served on a panel advising the Colorado Council on the Arts.

1978 – 1979    Gave readings in colleges and universities throughout Idaho, Montana, Colorado, teaching from third grade through high school as a Poet-in-the-Schools in those states as well as in Nebraska. Poet on staff of the Aspen Writers’ Conference.

 1977 – 1978    Poet-in-Residence at Skidmore College. Poet on staff of the Aspen Writers’ Conference and the Kentucky Writers’ Conference.

 1976 – 1977    Poet-in-Residence at Clark University. Poet on staff of the Aspen Writers’ Conference and the Cape Cod Writers’ Conference.

1968 – 1976    Lecturer and Instructor part and full-time at The City College of the City of New York in Creative Writing at both graduate and undergraduate levels. In 1974 I received the Trans-Atlantic Fellowship to Breadloaf. Taught at Breadloaf, replacing Marvin Bell. Judged several times for the New York Foundation for the Arts and Academy of American Poets.



 An Attic of Ideals. Doubleday & Co. Inc. Garden City, New York 1972.

East-West. Confluence Press. Lewiston, Idaho. 1980.

A Sense of Direction. The Smith. New York City. 1989.

The Landlady in Bangkok. Copper Canyon Press. Port Townsend, WA. 1994

A Daughter’s Latitude: New and Selected. Copper Canyon Press.

Port Townsend,WA. 2000.



 Ararat. ed. Jack Antressian. New York: Armenia General Benevolent Union of America, Inc., 1969. “The Hole in the Unicorn’s Eye,” p. 254.

The New Yorker Book of Poems. New York: Viking Press, 1969. “Woman, Gallup N.M.,” p. 814.

Best Poems of 1969: Borestone Mountain Poetry Awards. Palo Alto, CA: Pacific Books, 1971. “Farewell to Fargo: Selling the House,” p. 137.

The New York Times Book of Verse. ed. Thomas Lask. New York: The MacMillan Co., 1970. “Symbolism,” p. 111.

Best Poems of 1970: Borestone Mountain Poetry Awards. Palo Alto, CA: Pacific Books, 1971. “The Death of a Photographer,” p. 109.

The Smith Poets. New York: Horizon, 1971. “Séance,” “The Quilt.” “Dear Elizabeth,” “Dimensions,” “August,” “Ken Douglas,” “Plato’s Cave,” “The Girl Friend,” “The Lovely Retouch,” “Flight Patterns,” “Grandmother’s Room,” “Bessie Pratt,” “The Foxtail,” “The Nursing Home,” “The Complacent Wife,” “The Rat and I,” ” The Wendy Wound.” “The Breathing of Your Sleep,” “After Ten Years,” “The Best Men,” “I know,” “The Quarrel,” “Night Sledding,” “Letters from Persephone,” pp. 199-224.

New American Poetry. ed. Richard Monaco. McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1973 “Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Hester Prynne?,” “Dear Elizabeth,” “Hecuba,” “Hooks and Eyes,” ” The Price of Women,” “The Eclipse,” “A Family,” pp. 88-91.

We Become New. eds. Lucille Iverson & Kathryn Ruby. New York: Bantam, 1975. “The Evening Gown,” “The Lovers,” “The Quilt,” pp. 88-91.

Woman Song. ed. Shirley Powell. New York: Poet’s Press, 1976. “Elizabeth,” “The Doll,” p. 15.

Anthology of Magazine Verse. ed. Alan F. Pater. Beverly Hills, CA: Monitor, 1980. “Grave Clothes, ” p. 401.

A Green Place. ed. William Jay Smith. New York: Delacorte Press, 1982. “The Quarrel,” “Come With Me Into Winter’s Disheveled Grass,” pp. 178 & 208.

The Southern California Anthology VI. eds. Suzzane Harper & Pamela Main. Los Angeles: University of Southern California’s Master of Professional Writing Program, 1988. “The Angel of Death in Sumatra,” p. 68.

Arvon International Poetry Competition 1987 Anthology. eds. Ted Hughes & Seamus Heaney. Great Britain: Arvon Foundation, 1989. “The Ice-Cream Sandwich,” p. 52.

Tangled Vines: A Collection of Mother & Daugther Poems. ed. Lyn Lifshin. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. “The White Rabbit,” “Pockets,” “Selling Her Engagement Ring,” pp. 58, 69, & 134.

Quarterly Review of Literature: 50th Anniversary Anthology. ed. T & R Weiss. Princeton, NJ, 1993. “Impressions,” pp. 530-531.

Drive They Said: Poems About Americans and Their Cars. ed. Kurt Brown. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 1994. “Bison and Ass,” “The Stones of My Women,” pp. 142-143.

Verse and Universe: Poems About Science and Mathematics. ed. Kurt Brown. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 1998. “Dinosaur National,” p.144.

Poetry in Performance 30: ed. Barry Wallenstein. The City College of New York, 2002. “The Transparent Girl,” p. 221.

Poetry in Performance 32: ed. Barry Wallenstein. The City College of New York, 2004. “Circumambulating Mt. Kailash,” p. 22.

POETS ON THE EDGE: ed. David Havird, Arts in the Edge, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, 2003. “Orangutan Rehab,” “Fishermen in Songkhla,” “We,” pp. 5-7.

 ANTHOLOGY: VISITING AUTHORS, 2006, THE DOWNTOWN WRITER’S CENTERed.Philip Memmer, The Writer’s Voice of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, 2006. “222 Farringdon Rd.,” ‘Tod und Madchen’ by Egon Schiele,” “Gypsy,” “Layle Silbert,” pp. 61-66.

JUNIATA VOICES: ed. David Sowell, 2006. “The Cultural Bigamist,” “Food Court, Teheran,” pp.109-111.



“North Dakota: Gulls Against the Grain,” “My Mother.” Praire Schooner 44.1 (1970): 38-39.

“The Moon,” “A Family.” The Denver Quarterly 5.3 (1970): 33-34.

“The Bar Maid and the Alexandrite,” “Death of a Photographer,” “Impressions.” Quarterly Review of Literature 17.1 (1970): 226-227.

“Do You Have the Time?” American Weave 33 (1971): 5.

“The Portrait.” Shenandoah 22.4 (1971): 41.

“Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Hester Prynne?” Beloit Poetry Journal 21.4 (1971): 37.

“The Phosporescent Man.” Saturday Review (Jul. 15, 1972): 39.

“Moon Walk.” Epos 24.1 (1972): 23.

“Spring Walk.” The Humanist 32.6 (Nov.-Dec. 1972): 32.

“The Medusa Jellyfish in Deception Pass.” Ararat 13.1-2 (1972): 11.

“Those.” Ararat 14.54 (1973): 11.

“Divorce,” “Memorial Day.” Texas Quarterly 17.3 (1973): 150-151.

“Tide Pools In Deception Pass.” Poetry 122.6 (1973): 331.

“After the Game,” “Kyborg Castle, Denmark,” “The Fillmore East.” Praire Schooner 47.3 (1973): 213-215.

“Dear Elizabeth,” “The Moon,” “I Am Accused,” “The Medusa Jellyfish in

Deception Pass,” “The Polar Bear In Spring.” The Tenth Muse (1973): 38-43

“People Are…” The Nation (Dec. 10, 1973): 630.

“About the Sleight of Hand Man.” The Remington Review 2.2 (Oct. 1974): 60.

“Mirror, Mirror.” The New York Quarterly 16 (1974): 5.

“Sanctuary,” “The Ford Foundation Building.” South Dakota Review 13.1 (1975): 60

“The Saga of the Small Breasted Woman.” 13th Moon 2.2-3.1 (1975): 13.

“Bison and Ass.” Epos 28.1 (1975): 6.

“The Shadow,” “Moving,” “Billy.” Texas Quarterly 19.2 (1976): 944-977.

“Mr. McGreggor.” Carolina Quarterly 28.3 (1976): 84.

“Three Fables,” “The Mother,” “Firemen.” Aspen Anthology (1976): 92-94.

“60 to 70.” Epos 27.1 (1976): 7.

“Sound Barriers.” Prairie Schooner 50.4 (1976-1977): 335.

“Real Toads and Imaginary Gardens,” “The Dying of the Light.” Worcester Review 5 (1976): 5-12.

“A Letter to a Friend.” South Dakota Review 14.4 (1976-1977): 61-62.

“Leftover.” Prairie Schooner 51.3 (1977): 245.

“Life Compounded.” News Art (Oct. 1977): 47.

“Coney Island,” “The Red Turtleneck.” Aspen Anthology (1977): 44-45.

“A Persian Lover.” Columbia (1977): 18.

“A Woman by the Side of the Road.” Sing Heavenly Muse 1 (1978): 41.

“The Lover.” Folio (1977-1978): 17.

“Prison.” Brooklyn Journal of Arts and Urban Affairs (1978): 18.

“Kaleidoscope.” South Dakota Review 16.2 (1978): 12.

“The White Rabbit,” “Like a Henry Moore Statue.” Bennington Review 1 (1978): 20-21.

“Pockets.” The Paris Review 73 (1978): 157.

“Cold Hands Warm Heart,” “The Sum of the Parts.” Snapdragon 1 (1978): 6-7.

“The Chinese Laundryman.” Poetry 100.3 (1978): 157.

“The Millennium,” “The Daddy Strain,” “Every Woman Holds,” “The Wife of Bath.” Texas Quarterly 21.4 (1978): 149-152.

“Puppeteers.” Carlton Miscellany 17.2-3 (1979): 94.

“A Love Poem,” “The Cannibals,” ” Learning to Shoot a Riffle.” Bennington Review 4 (1979): 20-23.

“Starvation.” Virginia Quarterly Review 55.2 (1979): 300-301.

“Good-Bye Dorothy Gayle,” “The Accounting,” “Chador,” “The Transients.” Prairie Schooner 53.1 (1979): 53-60.

“Composing the Album,” “Grave Clothes.” Denver Quarterly 13.4 (1979): 110.

“The Snow Queen’s Mirror,” “Balance of Power.” Snapdragon 3.1 (1979): 3-5.

“The X-Ray.” Salmagundi 43 (1979): 96.

“The Pro.” Slackwater Review 3.2 (1979-1980): 50.

“Vermont Spring.” Yankee 44.5 (Mar. 1980): 172.

“Graduation.” International Portland Review 26 (May 6, 1980): 441.

“Selling Her Engagement Ring.” Prairie Schooner 54.2 (1980): 73.

“House of Winter.” Denver Quarterly 15.2 (1980): 73.

“Cricket,” “Eyes.” Niagara Magazine 12-13 (1980): 57.

“Appearances.” Yankee 44.12 (Dec. 1980): 169.

“The Man Who Candled.” Aspen Anthology 10 (1980): 50.

“Fun House Fable,” Kayak 57 (Oct. 1981): 63.

“What Men and Women Understand,” “The Transience of Hands,” “The Nightgown.” Denver Quarterly 16.4 (1982): 19-22.

“She Left Me,” “Etudes,” “Forest Lawn,” “Closing Time at the San Diego Zoo.” Salmagundi 56 (1982): 128-131.

“Palouse.” Poetry Now 6.5 (1982): 38.

“The Bear Went Over the Mountain,” ” Androgeny.” Denver Quarterly 18.1 (1983): 62-63.

“Johana Pedersen.” Corona 3 (1983): 44.

“Westchester Playhouse.” Kayak 60 (1983): 41.

“I Have Lost the Address of My Country,” ” Rand McNally Atlas,” “The Love Poem.” Prairie Schooner 57.1 (1983): 69-71.

“The Idaho Egg Woman,” “The State of Wyoming.” Greenfield Review 11.1 & 2 (1983): 112-113.

“The Burden,” “The Runaway.” Nimrod 27.1 (1983): 64-65

“A Problem in Aesthetics.” American Poetry Review 13.1 (Jan.-Feb. 1984): 6.

“Surface and Structure: Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles.” Kansas Quarterly 15.4 (1984): 24.

“Playing Jacks in Bhaktapur.” California Quarterly 23-224 (1984): 43.

“Pain.” Poets On 8.1 (1984): 22.

“The Muses.” Pivot 9.34 (1984): 51.

“The Highway Death Toll,” “Gardens.” Denver Quarterly 119.4 (1985): 73-75.

“Soi Ram Butri Road.” Pulp Smith 5.2 (1985): 71.

“Warmth.” Yankee 49.11 (1985): 230.

“Henry Moore’s Statue at Lincoln Center.” Southern Poetry Review 26.2 (1985): 24.

“The Garden.” Michigan Quarterly Review 25.1 (1986): 126.

“Adam and His Father.” Southern Poetry Review 26.1 (1986): 23.

“The Artists.” Denver Quarterly 204.4-21.1 (1986): 6.

“A Sense of Direction.” Poets On 10.2 (1986): 25.

“Three Silences in Thailand.” Blue Unicorn (1986): 6.

“Drifters: Bella Coola to Williams Lake.” Xanadu 11 (1986): 46.

“Apollo LAX,” “Aunt Liz in the Home,” “The Signature of Love.” Salmagundi 72 (1986): 1

“The Floating Mormon,” “Two Trees in Katmandu.” Prairie Schooner 61.1 (1987): 88-89.

“Madness,” “Malacca,” “The Beast.” Salmagundi 78-79, (1988): 162-164.

“The Mad Woman’s Song,” “The Song of the Mad Woman’s Son.” New York Quarterly 35 (1988): 67-68.

“Diorama Painter at the Museum of Natural History,” “Sarah’s Monster.” Prairie Schooner 62.3 (1988): 116-117.

“Dinosaur National.” Slant 2 (1988): 127.

“The Itinerant Poet’s Road Song,” “Night Driving.” Downtown 101 (1988): 43A.

“The Mothball Fleet at Martinez,” “The Architect.” Pivot 36 (1988): 1.

“The Cambodian Box.” Mudfish 4 (1989): 82.

“Trekking the Northern Hills of Thailand.” Denver Quarterly 24.1 (1989): 79.

“Towers of Simon Rodia,” “Wupatki.” Pivot 37 (1989): 22-23.

“Women: Songkhla, Thailand.” Caprice (Mar. 12, 1990): 76.

“Mother and Son.” Xanadu 13 (1990).

“Cold Blood.” Southern Poetry Review 30.1 (1990): 40.

“City College,” “Four Windows.” Caprice (Jul. 2, 1990): 13-16.

“The Hybrids of War: A Morality Poem.” The Prospect Review 1.1 (1990).

“The Lovers,” “The Other Woman,” “Collision.” Colorado Review 18.1. (1990). 35-37.

“The Landlady in Bangkok.” Denver Quarterly 26.5 (1991): 47.

“The Bracelet.” Prairie Schooner 65.4 (1991): 130.

“Manokwari, New Guinea,” “IRT.” Pivot 39 (1991): 29-30

“Isn’t It Romantic.” Pivot 40 (1992): 31.

“The Guide.” Pequod 34 (1992): 163.

“Time and the Perfume River.” Pivot 15.41 (1993): 27.

“We.” The Georgia Review 47.3 (1993): 546.

“Medias Res.” Southern Poetry Review 33.2 (1993): 56.

“Uncoupling in Bali.” Confrontation 52/53 (1994): 300.

“Market Women: Lake Toba,” “Bayon, Angkor Thom,” “Getting a Purchase.” Prairie Schooner 68.1 (1994): 77-79.

“Cultural Exchange,” “The Cham Towers at Danang,” “Sulawesi: Balconies of the Dead.” New Letters 60.2 (1994): 89-93.

“The Architect at the Edge of the Sea.” Literary Cavalcade: Scholastics Monthly Magazine 48.3 (Nov./Dec. 1995): 22-23.

“Word Power,” “Belief.” Many Mountains Moving 1.2 (1995): 100-102.

“What is Broken.” Pivot 19.43 (1997): 23.

“The Alien Cardinal.” Colorado Review 25.1 (Spring 1998): 71.

“Akhmatova,” ” The Dog’s Tooth of Faith,” “Without Reservations.” Prairie Schooner 72.1 (Spring 1998): 132-134.

“Bare Feet.” Journal of the Poetry Society of America 51 (Spring 1998): 31. ” New Neighborhood.” Rattapallax 1 (1999): 14.

“There is No Good without its Attendant Evil,” “The Chicago Hermit at Mother Teresa’s.” The Little Magazine 1 (July-August 2000): 40-41.

“The Anglo-Indian at Mother Teresa’s,” “Rain Shadow.” Luna 4 (Spring 2001): 209-210.

“Walking with Dolma,” “Rain Shadow.” Fugue 21(Summer 2001): 58-59.

“The Burning Ghat,” “Two Recovered.” Prairie Schooner 76.4(Winter 2002): 135-­137.

“Femme Fatale.” Rattapallax 8 (Spring 2002): 102.

“At Mother Teresa’s in Calcutta,” “The Foreign Volunteers at Mother Teresa’s,” “The Coin of Mother Teresa’s,” “The Thief at Mother Teresa’s.” Prairie Schooner 76.1(Spring 2002): 148-150.

“A Neighbor,” “Ganden Monastery.” Weber Studies 19.3(Spring-Summer 2002): 86-67.

“How Many Mothers?” Poetry NZ 25(September 2002): 86. “Sweet Reveille on 54th.” Runes (Winter 2003): 55.

“A Pilgrim into Silence.” Square One 1(Spring 2003): 55.

“Rats in Lhasa.” Southwest Review 89.1(Spring 2003): 130.

“The Silence of the Birds.” Poetry London 45 (Summer 2003):98

“Thanksgiving.” Yale Review 1.92 (January 2004): 81.

“What Woman Has a Country.” Commonwealth (Feb.27 2004): 68

“Alien.” Commonwealth 131.9 (May 7, 2004): 17.

“No More,” “The Phantom at the Opera.” Salmagundi 143 (Summer 2004)

“The Voyeurs.” Commonwealth 131.13 (July 16, 2004): 20.

“Morticians, New York,” The Crow, Calcutta.” Poetry London 48 (Summer 2004): 17.

“Thanksgiving.” THE YALE REVIEW (Jan. 2004) 92.1 81.

“Rats in Lhasa.”  SOUTHWEST REVIEW 89.1 (2004) 130.

“What Woman Has a Country?” COMMONWEAL (Feb. 27, 2004) 14.’S CEN

“Alien.” COMMONWEAL (May 7, 2004) 17.

“The Voyeurs.” COMMONWEAL (July 16, 2004) 20.

“No More,” “The Phantom at the Opera.”  SALMAGUNDI 143 (Summer 2004) 194-195.

“Morticians, New York City,” “The Crow, Calcutta.” POETRY LONDON 48 (Summer 2004) 17.

*“The Anglo-Indian at Mother Teresa’s in Calcutta.”  LUNA 4  209.  May already be listed.  Have no idea of the date as I can’t find it in the magazine.

“The Blind Dog of Hope.” NEW LETTERS  71.2 (2005) 67.

“Saintly Success,” “Fifth Avenue,” “An Obit of Crows for the Dorset Hotel,” “Epiphany in a Tent.”  PRAIRIE SCHOONER 79.3 (2005) 132-135.

“Sparrows.” SOUTHWEST REVIEW 91.4 (2006) 481.

“Mardi Gras.” LITERARY IMAGINATION 8.1 (2006) 47.

“Poem: Kalighat in Calcutta.” THE SIENESE SHREDDER 2 (2008) 40.

“Tu Fu.” MIRAMAR 4 (2016) 75.

“On Going Deaf.” MIRAMAR 6 (2017) 41.



“Interview: KAREN SWENSON,” GLIMMER TRAINWinter 2000: 144-149.

“Interview: KAREN SWENSON,” METROPOLITANJune 2012, 19.



1987 Honorable Mention from the ARVON AWARD in England

1988 Honorable Mention from the PUSHCART PRIZE

Honorable Mention from the ANN STANFORD AWARD

1993 First prize from the NEW PRESS AWARDS



“Beach Idyll in Indonesia,” The New York Times, Oct. 25, 1987: 29.

“Life and Death on Sulawesi,” The New York Times, Apr. 23, 1989: 23.

The Fugitive by Pramoedya Ananta Toer, The New York Times Book Review, May 20, 19990: 12.

“Preying on the Pagan Plain,” The New Leader, May 6, 1991: 8-10.

“A Stroll Around the Old Royal Capital,” The Wall St. Journal, May 10, 1991: A8.

“The Bride Wore Lemon and Other Colors Too,” The Wall Street Journal, Jun. 28, 1991.

“Mobile Guide: On the River from Mandalay,” The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 30, 1992.

“Slogging Through the Indonesian Jungle by Jeep,” The Wall Street Journal, Jul. 7, 1992: Al2.

“Surveillance Cameras Watch Lhasa,” Tibet Press Watch, Feb. 1993: 7.

“The Mobile Guide: Wandering an Indonesian Isle,” The Wall Street Journal, Mar. 23, 1993: A13.

“Himalayas Unfold From the Window Seat,” The Wall Street Journal, May 7, 1993: A13.

“Roaches and Redheads: Touring a Small Thai Town,” The Wall Street Journal, Jul. 1, 1993: Al2.

“Culture vs. Ecology in Nepal,” The New Leader, Jul. 12-26, 1993: 8-9.

“Beautiful” American Abroad,” The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 10, 1993: A17.

“Roughing it in Sulawesi, Looking for Lemurs,” The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 30, 1993.

The Rat Lady at the Company Dump by William Studebaker, Denver Quarterly 28.3 (1994): 105-107.

“On the Road in Tibet,” The Wall Street Journal, Sep. 16, 1994: A8.

“At Large in Downtown Tibet,” The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 27, 1994: A18.

“Bangkok by Bus & Tuktuk,” The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 13, 1995: Al2.

“Trekking the Himalayas with the Yaks,” The Wall Street Journal, Sep. 23, 1995: 10

“Life in Lhasa,” The New Leader, Feb. 12, 1996: 10-12.

“Hong Kong on Comfortable Shoes,” The Wall Street Journal, May 28, 1996: 12.

“Battle of Wills in Myanmar,” The New Leader, Jun. 3-17, 1996: 6-8.

“Strolling in Sichuan,” The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 14, 1996: 8.

“…And 26 Days Through Tibetan Wilds,” The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 10, 1996: 14.

“One Woman on the Road to Lhasa,” The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 8, 1997: 10.

“Returning to Tibet,” The New Leader, 80.17 1997: 8-9.

“Approaches to Tibet,” The New York Times, Oct. 19, 1997.

“Cold & Dust,” The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 11, 1997.

“The Mobile Guide: Temple of Doom,” The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 22, 1998.

Review: “Recent Poetry by Women,” Denver Quarterly, Spring 1998: 59-63.

“Two Synagogues: A Journey in Jewish India,” The Wall Street Journal, Sep. 17, 1998. A20.

“A Sensuous Stroll,” Travelers’ Tales: Nepal: August 1997: p. 3-7, Travelers’ Tales, Inc., San Francisco CA.

“In Celebration of Poetry: An American in Bengal,” The Wall Street Journal, April 15, 1999: A20.

“Echoes of a Fallen Kingdom,” The New York Times, March 19, 2000: Travel Section 138z 20.

“A Palace’s Waning Splendor,” The Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2000: A30&32.

“Friends (and Yak Yogurt) in High Places,” The Wall Street Journal, August 30, 2000: A 27.

“Hollywood and the Lamas: A Review of Virtual Tibet,” The New Leader, July/ August 2000: 32-33.

“Crossing Tibet on a Thumb and a Prayer,” The Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2000: A 24.

“Dining in the Shadows of the Himalayas,” The Wall Street Journal, September 28,2000: A20.

“At Tibetan Hotels, Don’t Expect the Light to Be Left On,” The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 4, 2001: A 22.

“A Sacred Circuit,” The New York Times. March 16, 2003: Travel Section 10.

“Traces of a Prophet,” THE NEW LEADER, May/June 2005: 46.

In Another Country: Books on New York City,” GEORGIA REVIEWFall-Winter 2006: 829-836.

Tibet: A Reading List,” GEORGIA REVIEW, Summer 2010: 330-345.

“Avuncular Burgess,” TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENTOctober 19, 2012: 6.

Theatre: the Liceu, METROPOLITANApril 2013: 17.


“Woman of Letters,” METROPOLITANSept. 2013: 30-31.