Monday, April 15th, 2019Short Story: The Spider and the Butterfly
My short story, The Spider and the Butterfly, appears in the April 2019 issue of The Write Launch. I look forward to hearing what you think! Thanks to Editor, Sandra Fluck.
Friday, March 15th, 2019¿Porqué escasean textos de mujeres traducidos al inglés? (La Gaceta de Tucumán)
I investigate why so few works of literature by Hispanic women are translated into English. Data tells us that, while most translators are women, men tend to translate only men\'s texts while women are more even-handed in regard to gender. (This article will appear in English in Public Seminar.)
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019"Why Are There So Few Women Writers Translated Into English?"
In this brief data dive for La Gaceta de Tucumán, I wonder why, despite the fact that most translators and most readers are women, so few women's texts make it into English. Thanks to Editor Daniel Dessein for always caring what I have to say.
Sunday, March 10th, 2019My interview with novelist and poet Idra Novey (La Gaceta de Tucumán)
My brilliant friend Idra Novey speaks about her novels "Those Who Knew" and "Ways to Disappear", as well as the idea that "uncertainty is something 21st-century literature needs to capture." (This interview will appear in English at Public Seminar.)
Monday, March 4th, 2019My translation of Juan Carlos Garvayo's "33 Sueños" appreciated in the press
Thanks to Brian Taylor of Cadenza for noting the translator's name—mine!— in his review of NYFOS's premiere of 33 Sueños, lyrics/poems by Juan Carlos Garvayo (Spain) and music by el maestro Roberto Sierra (Puerto Rico) performed in February at Merkin Hall in New York City.
It's (unfortunately) rare that people appreciate the nearly invisible translator's work out loud. I am glad I was able to provide a bridge to an understanding of this wonderful new poetry and its marriage to this remarkable new music. Now, let's see if Editorial Nazarí and I can find a way to bring these beautiful poems into print in the USA!
Monday, February 25th, 2019Translation of "Initials" by Mónica Lavín in Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas (97)
Thanks to Editor Daniel Shapiro and the CUNY Cátedra Vargas Llosa for publishing my translation of Mexican writer Mónica Lavíns powerful story, \"Initials\". Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas is the major U.S. forum for contemporary Latin American and Caribbean writing in English and English translation. "Translators who have published their work in Review include the late Gregory Rabassa, Edith Grossman, Suzanne Jill Levine, Alfred Mac Adam, and Margaret Sayers Peden, in addition to numerous younger practitioners." I am honored to be among the latter.
Saturday, December 15th, 2018Cover Story: But God: The Rise & Faith of Shelley Butch Anthony III
Interview with Shelley Butch Anthony III, entrepreneur and the CEO and Founder of the rapidly-growing soul food chain, This Is It! Anthony is training up the fourth generation of his African American family's restaurant tradition and he is a natural storyteller who dishes out heaping helpings of Christian faith along with Atlanta's best BBQ.
Friday, September 14th, 2018Silent Sam Must Go (Public Seminar)
An open letter to UNC Chancellor Carol Folt regarding the Confederate Statue "Silent Sam" at the gates of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018"Silent Sam Must Go: An Open Letter to Chancellor Folt" in Public Seminar
I report on the violence and racism I witnessed as Confederate flaggers faced off with The Silent Sam Coalition on UNC Chapel Hill's campus, and offer my point of view in an open letter to UNC Chancellor Carol Folt. What we need now are some heroes.
Friday, June 29th, 2018Guest Column in the Durham Herald-News on Child Separation Policy
"Child separation is not policy: it's torture" Nurse, child touch expert and international educator Jan Tedder speaks with me about how, for a small child, being deprived of the closeness and touch of parents is tantamount to torture and leaves lasting damage.
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017Dorothy Potter Snyder Reads New Fiction at The Sewanee School of Letters
Join me in Sewanee, TN at 4:30 pm (CST) for the MFA Candidate reading! I will be reading a new short story, and other writers and poets will be reading new works. Click on the link for more information.
Monday, May 22nd, 2017Translations of stories by Mónica Lavín in Sewanee Review
I am happy to announce that the Spring edition of the newly-designed The Sewanee Review features three of my translations of the short stories of Mexican writer Mónica Lavín, and will be accompanied by my introduction. Thanks to Mónica, photographer Hans-Paul Brauns, and special thanks to Adam Ross, the new editor at TSR, for being "over the moon" with our work.
Sunday, November 6th, 2016Article in Public Seminar on Hillsborough Firebombing
My article on the Hillsborough firebombing is out today on Public Seminar.
Friday, August 7th, 2015Cohousing: An introduction
Here\'s my latest in Fifty is the New Fifty magazine: an introduction to the growing trend of people creating community intentionally on the cohousing model.
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015Live Today in Fifty is the New Fifty
My new relationship with the magazine Fifty is the New Fifty launches today with my article "The New Minimalism: Why Having Less is the New More". I love how the magazine is allowing longer pieces, and am grateful to be welcomed to their writing team.
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Sunday, January 18th, 2015The Durham (NC) News: Why I Am Charlie
A guest column meditating on the meaning of the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris, France.
Monday, October 20th, 2014Fall/Winter Edition of The Westchester Wedding Planner Hits the Newsstansd
...And my first issue as Editor. The magazine is available in CA and NY at Barnes $ Noble, Whole Foods Market, and a variety of independent newsstands. Check us out! Congratulations to Publisher Aida Krgin for her vision and gorgeous photography.
Monday, June 9th, 2014Gone Fishing
I will be up here on the Domain writing until July 19th. I am reading for Mark Rasmussen and his fantastic course, "The Romance of Arthur", and for veteran journalist Neal Shea's Creative Non-Fiction workshop. I will be accepting assignments again July 21. Check out my photo page as the summer progresses for images of my wonderful writing journey here at Sewanee.
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014Book "Significant! From Frustrated to Franne-tastic" is on shelves now!
I edited and collaborated with author and Significant Business Results coach Franne McNeil on her new book, "Significant! From Frustrated to Franne-tastic". She is a real power-house motivator, and her ideas about how women can derive creative power from delving into their personal stories are spot on. I am very proud to be Franne's editor on this project.
Sunday, January 26th, 2014"Good Science Must Lead the Way to Deer Solution"
My Opinion Piece in the News Observer, January 26, 2014.
Monday, October 18th, 2010Daughter of Job playing on French Radio
This wonderful all piano format is playing Daughter of Job alongside Debussy and Norah Jones titles, both on air and via internet. Check them out! And if you hear Job and like it, send them positive feedback on Job in their "Livre d'Or" on the site!
Wednesday, July 16th, 2008Dorothy to Open for The Dave Mason Band July 16
I am excited to be opening for The Dave Mason Band at the Tarrytown Music Hall on July 16, 2008. My acoustic set will feature all new songs that I'll be recording later this summer on my first solo CD in a few years, and so this show feels like a big step forward. With me will be playing Aaron Gilmartin (guitar and backgrounds) and Ivan Bodley (upright bass). Tickets selling fast, so call the music hall soon!
Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone: (914) 631-3390