writing

Anthrow Circus (formerly Culture Keeper)

An Introduction to Arabic Poetry: Poet Nizar Qabbani,” text with video by Zaher Al Zaher, October 12, 2020

Trauma-Informed Art-Making: An Interview,” interview with Sarah Racine, July 27, 2020

View from a Pandemic: Amman, Jordan,” June 4, 2020

The Conundrum of Return to Syria,” November 8, 2019, with artwork by Rahaf Adnan Oudah

The Living Desert,” June 24, 2019

Books Are Like Water: The 24-Hour Book Shop,” February 18, 2018

A Painted Street in Jabal Amman,” September 10, 2018

Returning Home to Inspiration,” July 16, 2018

 “#HijabFashion,” March 19, 2018

 “On Choosing One’s Neighbors,” October 16, 2017

EthnoTraveler

Following the Map in My Feet,” December 2019

For His 30th Birthday, a Norwegian Blogger Hopes to Visit Every Country on Earth,” February 2019

Things Could Get Crazy,” December 2018

The Dream of Fluency,” September 2018

The Most Important Blessing Is Bread,” July 2018

RedFence Magazine

“The Best Tea for…Avoiding Caffeine,” Spring 2017

Interview with author Joni Tevis, Winter 2016

“The Best Tea for…Surviving Chiberia,” Winter 2015

“The Best Tea for…Making Friends,” Summer 2014

“The Best Tea for…Having a Baby,” Spring 2014

“The Wet Collection,” book review, Winter 2014

Creative Non-Fiction

“Holy Basil, Center Me,” forthcoming in Still Point Arts Quarterly, Winter 2020

Dispatch from a Pandemic: Amman, Jordan,” Another Chicago Magazine, May 29, 2020

On the Border,” Nowhere, February 2020

 “A Portrait of Baghdad as Beautiful,” Silk Road Review, Vol. 21, Winter 2019

“A Book of Hours,” self-published booklet with illustrations and calligraphy by Nusra Mohammad Oudah & Rahaf Adnan Oudah, printed in Amman, Jordan, May 2019 (first printing, 325 copies; second printing, 250 copies, November 2019)

I’ll Fly Away,” Cordella 11, Feburary 2019

 “Beyond the Jordan,” River Teeth 19.2, April 2018

“Dancing over Bones,” The Windhover, February 2018

Literary city guide for Amman, Jordan, on Eat This Poem, September 2017

“Hallowed Ground,” Rock & Sling, Fall 2014

“I Share a Wall with a Dying Woman,” Ruminate, Winter 2012

Xavier Meets the Wall,” The Literary Bohemian, Summer 2012

“Sketches of My Dad,” The Prairie Light Review, Spring 2012

“The Door of Hope,” Relief 5.2, Winter 2011

Fiction

“The Life You’ve Got,” Relief, Spring 2019

“The Pistachio Farmer’s Daughter,” Ruminate 48 (second place winner in Janet B. McCabe Short Story Contest), Fall 2018

editing

Proofreader for Anthrow Circus (www.anthrowcircus.com), April 2020-present

Reader/panelist for Ruminate’s annual Janet B. McCabe short story contest, spring 2019

Copy-editor/proofreader for Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., November 2011-April 2014

Proofreader for Advance magazine, 2012-2014

For the Glory of God, Daniel I. Block, Baker Book House, 2014 (heavy copy-editing)

The Alliance of Jehoshaphat of Judah and Ahab of Israel: A Geopolitical Analysis, M.A. thesis, Chris McKinny, 2011 (proofreading)

Who Teaches Us More Than the Beasts of the Earth? PhD. dissertation, Benjamin Foreman, 2011 (proofreading and formatting)

The Satellite Bible Atlas, William Schlegel, 2009-10 (proofreading)