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Upcoming Events

Until February 2021 , while I am teaching full-time, I will be doing few readings or other events.

Please contact me if you would like me to schedule a reading or other event.

Please see my "teaching" page for information about my upcoming writing workshops.

You can read about past events here.


Listen to a few of the radio interviews I have done:

About editing, translation, and writing:

Brainard Carey's Yale University Radio, March 2018 (28 minutes)

Ilan Stavans's "In Contrast," on Radio, Zapotec Poetry, and Translation, joint interview with Karen Werner, February 2018 (48 minutes)

Shelagh Shapiro's "Write the Book," October 2014 (60 minutes)

About my book, No Word for Welcome:

KPFK, Los Angeles, June 2011 (20 minutes)

"Conversations," Seattle, July 2011 (10 minutes)

Public Radio International's "The World," Boston, August 2011 (8 minutes)

Shelagh Shapiro's "Write the Book," September 2011 (60 minutes)

Iowa Public Radio's "Exchanges," October 2011 (25 minutes)

Texas Public Radio's "Some Books Considered," January 2012
(10 minutes)

Viewpoints, February 2012
(10 minutes)

Listen to audio recordings of two of my readings here:

Seattle University,
January 2009

Jack Straw Writers Program,
Seattle, March 2008

See past events here.

Photo above: The call to assembly
in the village of Pipila, Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2000. Photo courtesy of UCIZONI.
Photo to right: Mr. McElroy tells the history of his community, Monkey
Point, on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, 2001.
Mr. McElroy