Samba Dreamers, University of Arizona Press, 2006

Short Fiction

“Nicaragua,” Hawaii Review, (Voyages Issue). Issue 80, 2014

“The Cougar Man,”
5 Trope, Issue 27.

“Black and White,”
Confrontation, No. 107, Summer 2010

“The Terminal Question,” in
Cutbank, Vol. 72-73

“The Cure,”
Gargoyle No. 54, 2009

“Royal Peacock Palace”,
Cimarron Review, Issue 163, Spring 2008

“Behold My Son Issac”,
Gettysburg Review, Autumn 2006

“Together We Are Lost,”
TriQuarterly Vol. 125, 2006

Evansville Review, Volume XV, 2005

“Avon,” G
reen Mountains Review, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, 2005

“In the Time of Food”
Tampa Review, Vol. 24, 2003

“Que Quieres? What Do You Want?” Gulf Coast, Vol. XIV, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2002

“The Clarinet Section,” Iron Horse Literary Review, Vol.  2, No.1, 2000  

“St. John’s Day,” Boston Review, Vol.25, No.  3, Summer 2000       

"Eight Steps to Enlightenment," Green Mountains Review ,Vol. IX, No.2, Fall/Winter 1998-

"The Celluloid Stake Horse," Alkali Flats, No. 1, Fall 1998        

"The True Story," Writers' Forum, Vol. 22, 1996        
"The History of the War Film," Michigan Quarterly Review ("The Movies" Issue), Vol. 34
No. 4, Fall 1995

"Shooting Through Granite Mountains", Oxford Magazine (Tenth Anniversary Issue), Vol.
10 No. 1, Winter 1994/Spring 1995

"The Life of Catherine Folletti: Women Walling in the Fourteenth Century," 13th Moon,
Vol. 8 Nos. 1-2, 1995

"Sinatra Suite," Greensboro Review, No. 57, Winter 1994-95

"The Conversion," TAMAQUA, No. 4.2, Spring 1994

"The Last Run," Cream City Review, No. 18.1, Spring 1994

"The Boy Who Was Eaten By Wolves," Hayden's Ferry Review, Vol. 13, Fall/Winter 1999

"The Widow Maker's Garden," Other Voices, No. 16, Spring 1992

Brooklyn Review, No. 9, 1992               

"Rosea Socorro Katz, Coconut,"
The Raven Chronicles, No. 3, Spring 1992

Reed Magazine, No. 46, Spring 1992                


Guest blogger for La Bloga, Musings, Red Room and

“Shifting Sands of Beauty” (essay on Lençois Maranhenses, Brazil).North Dakota
. Vol. 78.2 & 3, 2013.

“The Enchanted Bull of Bumba-meu-boi.”
Américas. June 2010

“Nebulous Memory of Nouns and Verbs.”
Lusitania (Canadian publication). November

“Caught at the Edge of the World” (travel article on Iguaçu Falls).
Travelmag (UK
publication). October 17.

"In Brazil, Feeling Like a Hero from a Colonial Time Tale."
Urban Mozaik (article on
Morrettes, Brazil).

“Brazil’s Ruins of the Double Crosspiece,”
Américas, (article on the history of Brazilian
Missions), May/June 2005

“At Home with the Gods on Naxos” (travel article on Naxos, Greece)
Los Angeles Times.
Sunday edition, June 1, 2003

“A Not-So-Carnal Carnival,” (travel article on Caruaru, Brazil)
Los Angeles Times.
Sunday edition, May 19, 2003

“Tales On A String,” (cover article on Literatura de Cordel)
Brazzil, January 2002

“Is It All True?” (Book Review/Article on Thy Will Be Done. The Conquest of the Amazon:
Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil by Gerard Colby and Charlotte
Brazzil, June 1998        
True Believers," (article on the Candomblè ceremony in Salvador) Brazzil, April 1997

Under God's Eyes," (profile of a Bahian artist) Brazzil, February 1997

ack Home," (travel article on Maceió) Brazzil, January 1997

Golden Memories," (travel/historical article on Ouro Preto) Brazzil, November 1996  

“The Cathedral,” ONTHEBUS, Vol.17/18, 2002  

"Famous Women -- Claudette Colbert,"
Fine Madness, Vol. 8 No. 1, Spring/Summer 1991

"Sputnik I"  and "The Vision of Cortez,"
The MacGuffin Vol. XV, No. III, Fall 1998

"Factoría U.S.A.,"
Urbanus, Summer 1997         
Fine Madness, No. 21, 1995          

"The Girl From Ipanema" and "Nuns,"
Hanging Loose, No. 65, 1994

Owen Wister Review, Vol. 16  No. 11, Fall 1993

"Biker Queen,"
Berkeley Poetry Review, No. 27, 1993-94

"Mushroom Children,"
The Creative Woman, Fall/Winter 1992-93

Visions International, No. 35, 1991           

"The Tattooed Woman,"
Sojourner, Sept. 1990    


Excerpt from Samba Dreamers. Luso-American Literature: Writings by Portuguese-
Speaking Authors in North America
(Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Americas), Rutgers
University Press. 2011

Excerpt from Samba Dreamers.
Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latino and Latina
: University of Arizona Press. 2010

“Together We Are Lost” (short story) reprinted in
Stories from the Southwest. Publisher:
Ohio University Press/Swallow Press.  2008

"The True Story," (short story) reprinted in
Latinos in Lotus Land: An Anthology of
Contemporary Southern California Literature
; Publisher: Bilingual Review Press, Arizona
State University . 2008

“Catholic Mass and Candomblé in Bahia,” (article) reprinted in
Religion in Latin America:
A Documentary History
, eds. Lee M. Penyak and Walter J. Petry.  Orbis Books. 2006.

"The Suicide," (poetry)
Walk On the Wild Side: Contemporary Urban American Poetry;
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994

"Famous Women -- Claudette Colbert," (poetry) reprinted in  
The Best American Poetry
, editor Charles Simic, series editor David Lehman.  Publisher: Charles Scribner's
Sons, 1992; reprinted in
Real Things: An Anthology of Popular Culture in American
editors Jim Elledge and Susan Swartwout; Publisher: Indiana University Press,

"The Fall Baby,"
Catholic Girls (short story); Publisher: Penguin Books, 1992

"The Miracle of Santa Maia,"(short story)
Dreams In A Minor Key: Tales of Magic
Realism by  Women
; Publisher: Crossing Press, 1991
Other Writings