“Serious Mind Games: Talking with Carlos Forster about Disasters”
interview with musician and psychologist Carlos Forster
Brooklyn Rail
November 2015


"Amanullah Mojadidi's Spectral Documents of Migration"
Camerawork: An Online Journal of Photographic Arts
Spring 2014

"Sontag, Osiris"
Essays and Fictions
Volume XI, Winter/Spring 2013

"Cairo: Dispatch"
Huffington Post
December 10, 2012

"Out Of View: The Unnameable Poor in India and Bangladesh"
May 11, 2012

"One Afghan's Three-Generation Quest for Peace"
photo essay
The New York Times, At War Blog
May 31, 2012

“Circling the Sun Machine: Rethinking David Bowie’s Space Oddity”
January 24, 2012

"Beirut's Brood"
Performing Arts Journal
Winter 2011

"The Big Picture: Adam Klein Explores the Lonely Amusements of Jem Cohen's Chain"
Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts
Vol. 33, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2006, 26-35


"Survival and Ecstasy in David Cannon Dashiell"
essay to accompany the exhibition Visual Aid at Sixteen with David Cannon Dashiell's Queer Mysteries
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
April 2005






"No Truth to Speak to Power: A New Anthology of Joan Didion's Nonfiction Shines Light on an Author Long-resigned to Uncertainty and the Incomprehensible”
literary review
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Volume 41, Issue 02, October 11-17, 2006

“Pain Management: Dubravka Ugresic's New Novel Examines the Marketplace of Misfortune”
literary review
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Volume 40, Issue 42, July 19-25, 2006

“Growing Up with Ghosts: Spirits Haunt Camille Roy’s Coming-of-Age Stories”
literary review
San Francisco Bay Guardian
May 27, 1998

“Falling Toward Grace: The Characters in Molly Giles’ Short Stories Grapple with Self-knowledge”
literary review
San Francisco Bay Guardian
February 26, 1997

Jerome: After the Pageant
monograph, includes an essay by Adam Klein
Bastard Books, 1996
Edited by Thomas Avena and Adam Klein
Foreword by Klaus Kertess

Life Sentences: Writers, Artists, and AIDS
anthology, includes the essay “The New Eyes”
Mercury House, 1994
Edited by Thomas Avena

Contributors include: William Dickey; Essex Hemphill; Thomas Avena; Bo Huston; Tory Dent; David Wojnarowicz; Nan Goldin; Michael Flanagan; Severo Sarduy; Edmund White; Tony Kushner; Marlon Riggs; and Thom Gunn.

*Recipient of the 1995 American Book Award

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