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What Penelope Chooses: poems

winner of the Cider Press Review Book Award


Cider Press Review, 2019


Why We Make Gardens [& Other Poems]

Mayapple Press, 2010 

Sally Paradiso: a novel

Brown Fedora Books, 2009

Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon: Women’s Poems from Tang China

literary translations

BOA Editions, Ltd., 2005

Manchu Palaces: a novel

Henry Holt & Co., 1996 

abridged audiotape version: Audio Literature, 1997

Authors Guild/iUniverse 2009 

Bronze Mirror [novel]

Henry Holt & Co. 1991, Book of the Month Club 1991; Fawcett (paperback) 1992; Mondadori (Italy) 1992; Centrum (Denmark) 1992; Authors Guild/iUniverse 2009


Bronze Mirror, an opera based on this book, libretto & score by Milton Granger, was premiered by the Ga. State University School of Music, April 19 & 20, 2002


Silk Road: a novel of eighth-century China

Henry Holt & Co. 1989; Heinemann (U.K.) 1989; Book of the Month Club 1989; Fawcett (U.S. paperback) 1990; Mandarin (U.K. paperback) 1991; Centrum (Denmark) 1990; Rizzoli (Italy) 1990; Heyne (Germany) 1991; Divisione Euroclub Italia (Italy) 1991; Authors Guild/iUniverse 2009

Brocade River Poems: Selected Works of the Tang Dynasty Courtesan Xue Tao

literary translations 

Princeton University Press, 1987 

James Cook in Search of Terra Incognita: A Book of Poems

University Press of Virginia, 1979