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  • Review of Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint's NAMES FOR LIGHT for The New York Times October 3 (2021): 18.

  • Review of Avni Doshi's BURNT SUGAR for The New York Times April 4 (2021): 18.

  • "Allow Yourself to Feel Joy; It's Heroic." Toronto Star Books: Opinion February 6, 2021

  • "On Rereading Rumpelstiltskin." Canadian Notes & Queries 108 (2021): 14-15.

  • "Object: My Mother's Missing Teeth." The Believer 129 (2020): 14-15.

  • "There Can't Ever Only Be One." New Quarterly (2020): 15-19.

  • "My Cousin and I." Brick 104 (2019): 18-19.

  • "On Meaning." Best Canadian Essays (2019): 205-209.

  • "As Certain as Death and Taxes." The Paris Review (2019): online.

  • "On Meaning." Arc Poetry Magazine 86 (2018): 30-33.

  • "Notes on Craft." Granta (2018): online.

  • "I Am the Child Canada Saved." Compassionate Canada (2015): online.

  • "My Father's Scrapbook." New Quarterly 105 (2007): 48-51.