Wade In The Water by Tracy K. Smith

Got to celebrate Tracy K. Smith’s soaring new poetry collection WADE IN THE WATER last night at NYU. As U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy will appear in town near you—go see this amazing woman who turns words into American treasure. She’s been my writing hero, colleague, & dear friend for 15 years.


Happy To Be Back In My Other Favorite City Seoul

One of the smartest, most creative & gifted writers I know is @theghostworld in Seoul - dear friend & former student. Thanks for uplifting dinner & convo, M. And much luv to all my former students turned rockstars from Yonsei/UIC. Maybe not everybody knows what we made together during those years in Seoul—how we built that program from nothing and changed all of our lives in the process—but we know—and that’s enough. Thanks for embracing me right from the start & for leading the way with your courage & heart.


Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart

While out celebrating Gary Shteyngart’s beautiful new novel LAKE SUCCESS some joker glued our heads together. Go see this wonderful man as he travels around the country - bringing his book to a city near you. He’s super humane, super witty, & the friend who’ll let you crash on his couch when things get funky.