Interviewed by Janet Skeslien Charles

I was thrilled to talk to Paris-based writer Janet Skeslien Charles about my upcoming poetry collection Wayword, the Camino, the importance of idleness, the weight of band-aids and tampons and much more… An excerpt: When you set off on [the Camino] did you know you would write about it? Before I set off, I made a…

First Poetry Chapbook Out

Wayword is an exploration of distance and solitude, written on the ancient pilgrimage route Camino de Santiago. The poems came out of a long walk I took along the Camino to Santiago, in Spain. I had been working as a news journalist in Paris for some time, and decided to walk alone for a month…

On the Lucky Star from Boston to NYC

I stop listening to my music and start listening to her when she says: I can’t begin to tell you how much I want this year to end. Math is done, the girl sitting behind me on the bus says into her phone. Math is done. Math is done. I wonder about the use of…

Fleshy Pink Triangles

There’s a man on my block who feeds the pigeons. I’m sure I’ve seen him do this before, but today is the first time that I really watched him. He was on the little square in front of our place, the one that connects five shortish cobble-stoned one-way streets. He was picking up triangular pieces…

INYT voices

A media project piloted out of the Innovation and Development Lab of the International New York Times in Paris. The platform sought to experiment with curation and audience engagement around subjects of international scope. Launched in August 2015, the experiment underwent multiple iterations before moving permanently off the net in April 2016. My duties as editor…

Incredible Edible

Plant first, ask for forgiveness later. That’s the motto of the founders of the Incredible Edible movement. Take the local train north of Manchester and you will spot a Hollywood- style sign on a hill that says “Kindness” in large white letters. It overlooks Todmorden, an old cotton-mill town and the birthplace of an urban-gardening revolution….