Short Fiction & Book Reviews

Short Stories published in journals

-     “The Canine Cure.” Big Muddy: a Journal of the Mississippi River Valley. Vol. 14.1, 2014.

-     “Departures.” Nimrod. Vol. 44, No. 2, 2012. Glimmer Train. Finalist, Fall Fiction Open, 2011.

-      “Where Did You Go?” Magnolia Journal II. Ed. Karen Connelly, Series Ed. Misty Ericson.  Institute of Arts and Social Engagement, June 2012.

-      “Sparrows.” Green Mountains Review (Shame and Glory issue), Vol. XXI, No. 2, 2009.

-      “A Tour of the Country.” New Letters, Vol. 74, No.1, 2007/08

-      “Conquistadors.” Duets. A Collaboration among Artists, Writer, and The Hand Print Press, UMKC Gallery of Art. October 2006. Number One, Vol 50, Spring 1997.

-      “Soap.” Number One, Vol. 50, Spring 1997.

-      “Snow.” Potpourri, Vol. 9, No.1, 1997.

-      “Triptych.” Farmer’s Market, Vol. 11, No. 2, Fall/Winter 1994-95. (Republished as "The Juice-Seller’s Bird.”)

 -     “Jesús and His Brother.” Shenandoah, Vol. 44, No. 3, Fall 1994. (Republished as “Amnesty.”)

-       “Mr. Johnson.”The Kansas City Star, Sunday, December 1, 1991.

-       “Goodwill.”Prairie Schooner, Vol. 64, No.1, Spring 1990.

-       “Silver Maple.” Shenandoah, Vol. 39, No. 1, Spring 1989.

-       “The Pebble Jar.” Passages North, Vol. 10, No. 2, Summer 1989.

-       “The Last Kite.” Japanophile, Vol. 14, 1988-89.

-       “The Altar.” Cicada, Vol. III No.4 by Amelia Magazine. 1988.

-       “The Missing Day.” New Letters, Vol. 42, No. 1, Fall 1985.

-      “Fusuda the Archer.” Kansas Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 1-2, 1984. Kansas Quarterly/Kansas Arts Commission award winner for 1983-84. Also, KQ Seaton Award Winner in fiction, 1984.


Book Reviews

All reviews appeared in New Letters Magazine (citations included).

- “An Outsider Looking In.” From Place to Place: Personal Essays by Judy Ray (Whirly  Bird Press, 2015). Vol. 81, Nos 3 & 4, 2015.

- “The News from Iceland.” The Thaw: stories by Olafur Gunnarsson (New American  Press, 2013). Vol. 80. No 3 & 4, 2014. 

- “Appalachian Song Cycle.” In the Garden of Stone, by Susan Tekulve (Hub City Press,2013). Vol. 80, No. 2, 2014.

-      “Like Newcomers Everywhere.” When We Were Strangers, by Pamela Schoenewald (HarperCollins, 2011), Vol. 78 No. 2, 2012.

-      “Always on My Mind.” You Know When the Men are Gone, by Siobhán Failon (G.P. Putnam’s sons, 2011), Vol. 78 No. 1, 2011-12.

-      “Trouble in the Mines.” Water Run Wild, by Andrea Fekete Sweetgum Press, 2010), Vol .  77 Nos. 3&4, 2011.

-    “A Magical Dystopia.” The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight, by Gina Ochsner.  (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009), Vol. 76, No. 4, 2010.

- “Antidote to Ailing Fiction.” Anatolia: stories, by Anis Shivani. (Black Lawrence Press, 2008), Vol. 76 No. 2, 2010.

- “An Authentic and Ethical Life.” A review of Shelter Half, a novel by Carol Bly (Holy Cow! Press, 2007), Vol. 75 No. 4, 2009.

- “Where Have All the Parents Gone?” One Dog Happy: Stories, by Molly McNett (U. of  Iowa Press, 2008), Vol. 75 Nos. 2-3, 2008.

- “Between Memory and Mirth: Stories as Shape-Shifting Genre.” A review of two recent Flannery O’Connor Award winners in the short story (U. of Georgia press, 2007), Vol. 74 No. 2, 2008.

- “Time and Other Truths.” Escape into the Sea: Stories by Donn Irving (Carnegie Mellon, 2007), Vol. 73 No. 3, 2007.

- “Tales from Missouri Bayou Country.” Delta Pearls: Stories by Judith Bader Jones. (Sweet Gum Press, 2006), Vol. 73 No. 3, 2007.

- “When Love Divides.” Jumping Over Fire, a novel, by Nahid Rachlin (City Lights Books, 2005). Vol. 72 Nos. 3-4, 2006.

- “What Their Lives Embody.” A Near-Perfect Gift: Stories by R. M. Kinder (Univ. of  Michigan Press, 2005), Vol. 72 No. 2, 2006.

- “Trouble in Paradise.” Cookie Lily: Stories by Mary Troy (Southern Methodist University Press, 2004), Vol. 71 No. 4, 2005.

- “Art’s Main Business.” Pale Morning Dun: Stories by Richard Dokey (Univ. of  Missouri Press, 2004), Vol. 71 No.3, 2005

- “The Serious Business of Entertainment.” The Bones of Garbo by Trudy Lewis (Ohio State University Press, 2003), Vol. 70 Nos. 3-4, 2004.

- “Beyond Imitation.” The House on Eccles Road by Judith Kitchen (Gray Wolf Press, 2002), Vol. 70 Nos. 3-4 2004.

- “Women’s Work: From the Kitchen to the Woods.” Transgressions: Stories by Sallie Bingham (Sarabande Books, 2002) and Beulah Land by Krista McGruder (Toby Books, 2003), Vol. 70 No.2, 2004.

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