An editor of Guernica / A Magazine of Arts and Politics, Joel writes on art and politics. Recent work includes a book review on Cambodia for the New York Times and an essay on the Western canon and multiculturalism for World Policy Journal. His reporting on the U.S. role in Burma has appeared in The New Republic and The San Francisco Chronicle Magazine. Other work includes a book review of Ayaan Hirsi Ali for The Village Voice; short pieces on terrorism, torture and Jose Padilla for New York magazine; interviews on Burma sanctions and Obama’s soft power for Courrier International in France; criticism on poetry, neuro-lit, and an interview on the death of neoconservatism for The San Francisco Chronicle. His poems appear in The Paris Review, The Nation, and Agni—his commentary on NPR. For his poetry, he was awarded a "Discovery"/The Nation Prize by the 92nd Street Y and The Nation. He lives in Brooklyn. He’s on Twitter.