Email: mmartone@english.as.ua.edu
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216 Morgan Hall
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Courses: 
EN200 Creative Writing
EN601 Prose Workshop
EN608 Forms:Contemporary Rural and Agricultural Literature
EN608 Forms:Construction of Authorship
EN608 Forms: The Prose Poem and the Very Short Story
EN608 Forms:1980 and the American Short Story

Michael Martone's most recent books are Four for a QuarterNot Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fiction from the Flyover, Racing in Place: Collages, Fragments, Postcards, Ruins, a collection of essays, and Double-wide, his collected early stories. Michael Martone, a memoir in contributor's notes, Unconventions, Writing on Writing, and Rules of Thumb, edited with Susan Neville, were all published recently. He is also the author of The Blue Guide to Indiana, published by FC2. The University of Georgia Press published his book of essays, The Flatness and Other Landscapes, winner of the AWP Award for Nonfiction, in 2000. With Robin Hemley, he edited Extreme Fiction. With Lex Williford, he edited The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction and The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction. Martone is the author of five other books of short fiction including Seeing Eye, Pensées: The Thoughts of Dan Quayle, Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler's List, Safety Patrol, and Alive and Dead in Indiana. He has edited two collections of essays about the Midwest: A Place of Sense: Essays in Search of the Midwest and Townships: Pieces of the Midwest. His stories and essays have appeared in Harper's, Esquire, Story, Antaeus, North American Review, Benzene, Epoch, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, Third Coast, Shenandoah, Bomb, and other magazines.

Martone was born and grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He attended Butler University and graduated from Indiana University. He holds the MA from The Writing Seminars of The Johns Hopkins University.

Martone has won two Fellowships from the NEA and a grant from the Ingram Merrill Foundation. His stories have won awards in the Italian Americana fiction contest, the Florida Review Short Story Contest, the Story magazine Short, Short Story Contest, the Margaret Jones Fiction Prize of Black Ice Magazine, and the first World's Best Short, Short Story Contest. His stories and essays have appeared and been cited in the Pushcart Prize, The Best American Stories and The Best American Essays anthologies.

Michael Martone is currently a Professor at the University of Alabama where he has been teaching since 1996. He has been a faculty member of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College since 1988. He has taught at Iowa State University, Harvard University, and Syracuse University.

Publications:

Fiction

Double-wide. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007.

Michael Martone. Normal and Tallahassee: FC2, 2005.

The Blue Guide to Indiana. Tallahassee: FC2, 2001.

Seeing Eye. Cambridge: Zoland Books, 1995.

Penseés: The Thoughts of Dan Quayle. Indianapolis: Broad Ripple P, 1994.

Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler's List. Bloomington: Indiana U P, 1990. Expanded ed. 1993.

Safety Patrol. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.

Alive and Dead in Indiana. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.

Nonfiction

Racing in Place. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2008.

Unconventions. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2005.

The Flatness and Other Landscapes. (paper) Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2000.

The Flatness and Other Landscapes. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2000.

Chapbooks

Thucydides at Sycacuse. Boulder: mud luscious press, 2009.

The Blue Guide to Indiana. Tuscaloosa: The Wing & the Wheel Press, 2000.

The Sex Life of the Fantastic Four. Tuscaloosa: Strode Cabin Press, 1999.

Return to Powers. Fort Wayne: Windless Orchard P, 1985.

At a Loss. Fort Wayne: Windless Orchard P, 1977.

Edited

Not Normal, Illinois. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009.

Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction. New York: Touchstone, 2007.

The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, Second Edition. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2007.

Rule of Thumb. Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, 2006.

Contemporary Fiction. New York: Touchstone, 2004.

Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists. New York: Pearson Longman, 2003.

Trying Fiction. Fort Collins: The Center for Literary Publishing, 2001.

The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000.

Townships: Pieces of the Midwest. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1992.

A Place of Sense: Essays in Search of the Midwest. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1988.

Short fiction in Journals

"Viral Free-Floating Critical Commentary." Oxford American, 70, (2010): 102–103.

"Contributor's Note (Forgetting)." Oxford American, 70, (2010), 11.

"Sigmund Freud, Alone After an Interview, Dreams of Questions." Dislocate, 6, (2010), 191.

"Contributer's Note (Flight)." Dislocate, 6, (2010), 185-186.

"Eat Mor Chikin." Cutthroat, 8:1 (2010), 103-104.

"Contributor's Note (Controlled Substances)." Cutthroat, 8:1 (2010), 216-217.

"Anton Chekhov Writes to His Friend, William Sydney Porter, in the Columbus, Ohio, Federal Penitentiary." Zone 3, 25:1, 7-9.

"Palette." American Letters & Commentary, 21 (2010), 133-135.

"Contributor's Note (Tires)." American Letter & Commentary, 21 (2010), 165.

"Ken of Ottumwa." Booth, 1 (2010), 6-9.

"Contributor's Note (Butler)." Booth, 1 (2010) 67.

"Black Watch." Diagram, 10 (2010), 4.

"Four Eyes." Western Humanities Review, 64:1 (2010), 79-81.

"Four Dead in Ohio." Cavalier, 1:1 (2010), 83-85.

"Contributor's Note (Tooth)." Hunger Mountain, 14 (2009), 193-194.

"Four Fourths." Hunger Mountain, 14 (2009), 109-114.

"Contributor's Note (UK)." Short Fiction, 3 (2009), 60-61.

"Butter Cow." Short Fiction, 3 (2009), 62-63.

"Story." Indiana Review, 31:2 (2009), 1.

"Contributor's Note (Plot)." Red Mountain Review, 4, (2009), 112.

"4H." Chicago Review, 54:4, (2009), 19-23.

"Four Ironies." Chicago Review, 54:4 (2009), 24-26.

"Contributor's Note (Grant's Tomb)." Columbia Journal, 47, (2009), 166-169.

"Four Found Postcard Captions: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, Maine." The Tuscumlum Review, 5, (2009), 186.

"Dutch Boy 32-V." BOMB, 107 (2009), 26-27.

"Harmonic Postcard Captions." Keyhole, 6 (2009), 143-144.

"Seven Flag Days." The New Anonymous, 1 (2009), 63-68.

"RPM." The Hopkins Review, 2.1 (2009), 128-137.

"Jonathan Franzen Saved from Drowning." Sonora Review, 54 (2008), 84-88.

"Contributor's Note (Arizona)," Sonora Review, 54 (2008), 133.

"Four Susans." Smut, 1 (2008), 127-133.

"Four Postcard Captions." Southern Indiana Review, 15:1 (2008), 80-83.

"Board Games." Stone Canoe, 2 (2008), 31-35.

"Leap Years." Fugue, 33 (2007), 141-147.

"Contributor's Note (Game)." Grand Valley Review, XXXII (2007), 30-32.

"The Death of Derek Jeter." Esquire, November 146:5 (2006), 102-108.

"A Leap Second." Brooklyn Rail, September, (2006), 89.

"Alabama." Cellar Door, 1:2 (2006), 10.

"Key." Parakeet, 2, (2006), 61-62.

"Four Brief Lives." Parakeet, 2, (2006), 60.

"About the Author." Parakeet, 2, (2006), 57-59.

"The Maintenance of Light and Language in the Air above Fort Wayne, Indiana." Sentence, 3. (2005), 180.

"Review." Rain Taxi, 10:3 (2005), 9.

"Contributor's Note (Fire Prevention)." Harper's, 311:1863 (2005), 28.

"Contributor's Note (Serifos)." Indiana Review, 27:1 (2005), 270-272.

"Contributor's Note (Les)." Gargoyle, 50 (2005), 339-340.

"Contributor's Note (Colonoscopy)." Gargoyle, 50 (2005), 338-339.

"Contributor's Note (Candlelight)." Gargoyle, 50 (2005), 337-338.

"Acknowledgment." Idaho Review, 7 (2005), 129-131.

"Contributor's Note (Assasination)." Idaho Review, 7 (2005), 132-134.

"Contributor's Note (IH)." Idaho Review, 7 (2005), 135-137.

"Contributor's Note (Mr. Kern)." Idaho Review, 7 (2005), 186-188.

"Contributor's Note (Franklin)." Lake Effect, 9 (2005), 169-171.

"RKO Radio Poem." Notre Dame Review, 19 (2005), 159.

"Exchange Ad Exchange." Norte Dame Review, 19 (2005), 158.

"Contributor's Note (Fire Prevention)." The Journal, 28:2 (2004), 106-108.

"Contributor's Note (Mrs. Freeze)." The Journal, 28:2 (2004), 109-111.

"Contributor's Note (Ask)." The Journal, 28:2 (2004), 112-115.

"Black Box." Mid-American Review, 25:1 (2004), 202-203.

"Contributor's Note (Contributor's Notes)." Gulf Coast, 17:1 (2004), 315-318.

"Contributor's Note (Mother's Disease)." Gulf Coast, 17:1 (2004), 319-321.

"Contributor's Note (Son of)." Gulf Coast, 17:1 (2004), 322-324.

"Contributor's Note (Readings)." Flyway, 8:3 (2004), 116-120.

"Contributor's Note (Liquor)." Epoch, 53:1 (2004), 117-119.

"Contributor's Note (Married)." Epoch, 53:1 (2004), 119-120.

"Contributor's Note (Orphans)." Epoch, 53:1 (2004), 120-1-22.

"Contributor's Note (Levitation)." Willow Springs, 54 (2004), 120-123.

"Contributor's Note (St. Blaise)." Northwest Review, 42:2 (2004), 143-145.

"Contributor's Note (Barth's Lawn)." Northwest Review, 42:2 (2004), 146-148.

"Contributor's Note (Extras)." Northwest Review, 42:2 (2004), 149-151.

"Contributor's Note (Indiana, PA)." Lake Effect, 8 (2004), 154-157.

"Contributor's Note (3 Rivers)." Western Humanities Review, 58:1 (2004), 117.

"Contributor's Note (Caught)." Western Humanities Review, 58:1 (2004), 118-120.

"Contributor's Note (Development)". Western Humanities Review, 58:1 (2004), 121-123.

"Vita." Western Humanities Review, 58:1 (2004), 124.

"Drinking Byron." Southeast Review, 23:1 (2004), 94-95.

"Contributor's Note (Meta)." Ninth Letter, 1:1 (2004), 182-183.

"The Thirty Years Salad Bar War." Indy Men's Magazine, March (2004), 48-49.

"Contributor's Note (Interns)" Brooklyn Rail February (2004), 42.

"Contributor's Note (Looks Like)" Brooklyn Rail February (2004), 42.

"Contributor's Note (500 Words)." Little Engines, 4 (2003), 76-78.

"Contributor's Note (Names)." Water-Stone Review, 6:1 (2003), 133-136.

"Contributor's Note (Scars)." The Literary Review, 46:4 (2003), 639-641.

"Contributor's Note (Potts)." The Literary Review, 46:4 (2003), 642-644.

"To Hell and Back." Indiana Review, 25:1 (2003), 146-152.

"Contributor's Note (Shadows)." Hunger Mountain, 2 (2003), 157-158.

"Contributor's Note (Littlest Angel)." Hunger Mountain, 2 (2003), 154-156.

"Contributor's Note (Trenches)." Hayden's Ferry, 31 (2003), 52-53.

"Another Martone." Sou'wester, 31:1 (2002), 74-75.

"Contributor's Note (Plimpton)." Sou'wester, 31:1 (2002), 128-129.

"The Blind: A Blues." Rio Grande Review, 21:1 (2002), 44-46.

"Bio Note." Denver Quarterly, 37:2 (2002), 102-103.

"Contributor's Note (Tuscaloosa)." Denver Quarterly, 37:2 (2002), 126-127.

"Contributor's Note (Peter Lupus)." Crazyhorse, 62 (2002), 95-96.

"Contributor's Note (Childbirth)." Crazyhorse, 62 (2002), 172-173.

"The World Headquaters of Worldheadquarterses." McSweeney's, 8 (2002), 313-318.

"The Site of the First Observed Human Female Orgasm in America." McSweeney's, 8 (2002), 318-320.

"Bristol." McSweeney's, 8 (2002), 320-321.

"Contributor's Note (Mom Writes)." McSweeney's, 8 (2002), 331-332.

"The Thirty Years Salad Bar War." Dancing Star, 26 (2002), 9-10.

"Thermostat." Passages North, 23:1 (2002), 204-205.

"Contributor's Note (Kinsey)." Passages North, 23:1 (2002), 202-203.

"Antebellum!" Croonenbergh's Fly, 2 (2002), 9-10.

"Contributor's Note." New Orleans Review 27:2 (2002): 194–196.

"The First Four Deaths in My High School Class." New Orleans Review 27:2 (2002): 28–29.

"The I States." Talking River Review Winter (2002): 35–37.

"The Deaths of Modern Philosophers." Nebraska Review 29:2 (2001): 47–50.

"Four Corners." The Nebraska Review 29:2 (2001): 44–46.

"Earl Butz Farm." The Baffler 14 (2001): 15.

"Practical Information." Bridge 2 (2001): 25–29.

"Diagnostic Drift." Other Voices 34 (2001): 10–11.

"Skirmish Sites, War Memorials." Meridian 6 (2001), 96–101.

"A Parade of Homes." Another Chicago Magazine 37 (2000), 102–107.

"Borges in Indiana." Dancing Star 25 (2000): 32–33.

"Holy Sites." 3rd Bed 3 (2000) 32–40.

"The Cuisine of the Hoosier State." Ascent 24:3 (2000): 87–93.

"On Anesthesia." Red Weather 19 (2000) 120–123.

"Four for a Quarter." 3rd Bed (1999): 24–25.

"Ten Little Italies of Indiana." Italian Americana 17:2 (1999): 172–177.

"Fragments from The Blue Guide to Indiana." Notre Dame Review 5 (1998): 92–97.

"A Village" and "A Resort." The Prose Poem 6 (1997): 49–50.

"A Room" and "A Town." Key Satch(el) 1.3 (1997): 11.

"The Four Sides of a Triangle: Proof." Mid-American Review 18.2 (1998): 34–36.

"The Blue Guide." Bloomington Voice 6.44 (1997): 10–11.

"Six Entries on Death." Crab Orchard Review 2:1 (1996): 73–76.

"Zoom Room." 100 Words 4:3 (1996): 16.

"From: A Blue Guide to Indiana." Breeze 2:5 (1996): 28–29.

"Four Indiana Towns." Cutbank 46 (1996): 84–87.

"An Indiana Travel Guide, III." Breeze 4 (1996): 29.

"An Indiana Travel Guide, II." Breeze 3 (1996): 27.

"Two Stories." Third Coast 2.2 (1996): 31–37.

"An Indiana Travel Guide, I." Breeze 2 (1996): 33.

"The War of Northern Agression." Icon 3.33 (1995): 14.

"Achilles Speaks of His Deception in the Court of Lykomedes." The American Voice 37 (1995): 80–82.

"Blue Hair." Colorado Review 21.2 (1994): 54–57.

"Dan Quayle, Thinking." Story 3.1 (1992): 38–46. Rpt. in Exquisite Corpse 49 (1994): 10–12.

"On Snipe Hunting." Harper's 289.1723 (1994): 33.

"On 911." Iowa Review 24.1 (1994): 86–88.

"On Quayleito." Iowa Review 24.1 (1994): 84–86.

"Guam." Colorado Review 20.2 (1993): 124–27.

"Fidel." The Florida Review 19.1 (1993): 18–25.

"On the Highway of Vice Presidents." 3 2 (1993): 20–21.

"Outside Peru." Epoch 42.3 (1993): 262–75.

"Evaporation." Sycamore Review 5.1 (1993): 70–73.

"The War That Never Ends." High Plains Literary Review 7.3 (1992): 109–12.

"Turning the Constellation." Colorado Review 7.2 (1991): 13–20.

"Seeing Eye." Arts Indiana Literary Supplement 3 (1991): 24–26.

"It's Time." North American Review 276.1 (1991): 43–44.

"Species." Yellow Silk: Journal of Erotic Arts, 27 (1988), 21.

"The Safety Patrol." The Crescent Review, 6:1 (1988), 20-34.

"Chatty-Cathy Falls into the Wrong Hands." The Laurel Review, 22:1 (1988), 62.

"Lice." The Florida Review, 15:1 (1987), 28-29.

"Four Men in Uniform." Indiana Review, 10:1 and 2 (1987), 73-83.

"Parting." Denver Quarterly, 21:4 (1987), 128-138.

"The Mayor of the Sister City Speaks to the Chamber of Commerce in Klamath Falls, Oregon." Sun Dog, 7:2 (1986), 70.

"Greek Letter in the Bed." Madison Review, 8:2 (1986), 16-22.

"An Accident." Northwest Review, 24:3 (1986), 22-28.

"The King of Safety." The Crescent Review, 4:2 (1986), 23-32.

"Limited." Indiana Review, 9:2 (1986), 54-55.

"Lost." The Denver Quarterly, 19:3 (1985), 58-68.

"Three Tales of the Sister City." Telescope, 1 (1985), 50-54.

"Return to Powers." Luna Tack, 5 (1984), 55.

"Whistler's Father." Shenandoah, 34:2 (1983), 83-97.

"Muncie." and "Santa Claus." Seems, 17 (1983), 42-44.

"Dear John." Antaeus, 49/50 (1983), 158-168.

"French Lick." The Antioch Review, 40:4 (1982), 440.

"Highlights." Indiana Review, 5:1, (1982), 10-19.

"Plays." Pig Iron, 9 (1982), 22-24.

"The Life You Save May Be Mine." Shenandoah, 32:3 (1982), 69-76.

"The Spirit of St Louis." Ascent, 7:2 (1982), 14-17.

"Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler's List." Minnesota Review, 16 (1981), 85-94.

"Carbonation." Benzene, 1:2 (1981), 12-13.

"Third Day of Trials." Mississippi Valley Review, 10:1 (1981), 30-39.

"Nein." Northwest Review, 18:3 (1980), 50-61.

"Alfred Kinsey, Alone After an Interview, Dreams of Indiana." Iowa Review, 10:1 (1979), 33-37.

"Elkhart, There, at the End of the World." Indiana Writes, 3:2 (1979), 44.

"Story Problems." Mississippi Valley Review, 8:1 (1978), 18-23.

"Miners." Aura, 4:2 (1978), 125.

"Kissing on Johnny Appleseed's Grave." Indiana Writes, 2:2 (1978) 24.

In Journals:

"Contributor's Note (Tires)," On the Clock. Ed. Jeff Vande Zande and Josh Maday. Huron, OH, 2010.

"Contributor's Note (Scout)," On the Clock. Ed. Jeff Vande Zande and Josh Maday. Huron, OH, 2010.

"The Mayor of the Sister City Speaks to the Chamber of Commerce in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on a Night in December 1976." Literature: A World of Writing. Ed. David L. Pike and Anna M. Costa. New York: Longman, 2010.

"Thucydides at Syracuse." mlp {first year}. Ed. J.A. Taylor. Fort Collins, CO, 2010

"Four Alabama Seasons." Best of the Web 2009. Ed. Nathan Leslie. Westlands, MI: Dzanc Books, 2009.

"A Perimenopausal Jacqueline Kennedy, Two Years After the Assassination, Aboard the M/Y Christina, off Eubeoa, Bound for the Island of Alonnisos, Devasted by a Recent Earthquake, Drinks Her Fourth Bloody Mary with Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr." Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, Ed. Tara L. Masih, Brookline, MA: Rose Metal Press, 2009.

"Contributor's Note (Airplanes)." You Must Be This Tall to Ride. Ed. B.J. Hollars, Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, 2009.

"Spirit of St Louis." You Must Be This Tall to Ride. Ed. B.J. Hollars, Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, 2009.

"Contributor's Note (Underdeveloped)." Forms at War. Ed. R.M. Berry, Tuscaloosa: FC2, 2009.

"Contributor's Note (Dr. Frank Burns)." Forms at War. Ed. R.M. Berry, Tuscaloosa: FC2, 2009.

"Contributor's Note (Mom Writes)." Forms at War. Ed. R.M. Berry, Tuscaloosa: FC2, 2009.

"Meat." Scoring from Second: Writers on Baseball. Ed. Philip F. Deaver, Lincoln and London: Bison Books, 2007.

"Contributor's Note (Looks Like)." The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology. Ed. Donald Breckenridge, Brooklyn: Hanging Loose Press, 2006.

"Contributor's Note (Interns)." The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology. Ed. Donald Breckenridge, Brooklyn: Hanging Loose Press, 2006.

"Diagnostic Drift." Flash Fiction Forward. Ed. Robert Shapard and James Thomas, New York: WW Norton, 2006.

"Watch Out." Story Matters. Ed. Margaret-Love Denman and Barbara Shoup, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

"The Safety Patrol." So the Story Goes. Ed. John T. Irwin and Jean McGarry, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

"The Digitally Enhanced Image of Cary Grant Appears in a Cornfield in Indiana." Paper Placemats. Ed. Paul Maliszewski, Atlanta: J&L Books, 2004.

"Thirty Years Salad Bar Wars." May Contain Nuts. Ed. Michael J. Rosen, New York: Harper Collins, 2004.

"Contributors Note (Three Rivers)." May Contain Nuts. Ed. Michael J. Rosen, New York: Harper Collins, 2004.

"Contributors Note (Games)." May Contain Nuts. Ed. Michael J. Rosen, New York: Harper Collins, 2004.

"Contributors Note (Four Briefs)." May Contain Nuts. Ed. Michael J. Rosen, New York: Harper Collins, 2004.

"Earl Butz Farm." Boob Jubilee. Ed. Thomas Frank and Dave Mulcahey, New York: W.W. Norton, 2004.

"Snipe Hunting." Sudden Stories. Ed. Dinty W. Moore, DuBois, PA: Mammoth Books, 2003.

"Miners." Sudden Stories. Ed. Dinty W. Moore, Dubois, PA: Mammoth Books, 2003.

"Ten Little Italies of Indiana." The Italian American Reader. Ed. Bill Tonelli, New York: William Morrow, 2003.

"A Village" and "A Resort." The Best of the Prose Poem: An International Journal. Ed. Peter Johnson, Buffalo: White Pine Press, 2000.

"Achilles Speaks of His Deception in the Court of "Lykomedes." Chick for a Day. Ed. Fiona Giles, New York: Simon and Schuster. 2000.

"Blue Hair." Sudden Fiction (Continued). Eds. Robert Shepard and James Thomas, New York: W.W. Norton, 1996.

"The Mayor of the Sister City Speaks to the Chamber of Commerce in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on a Night in December in 1976." Micro Fiction. Ed. Jerome Stern, New York: W.W. Norton, 1996.

"Everybody Watching and the Time Passing Like That." Mondo James Dean. Ed. Richard Peabody and Lucinda Ebersole, New York: St. Martin's Press. 1996.

"It's Time." A Contemporary Reader for Creative Writing. Ed. Robert DeMaria and Ellen Hope Meyer, Orlando: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994.

"The Mayor of the Sister City Speaks to the Chamber of Commerce in Klamath Falls, Oregon." Violence to Non-Violence: Individual Perspectives, Communal Voices. Ed. William Kelly, Chur, Switzerland: Harwood, 1994.

"Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler's List." Understanding Literatures. Ed. James Hurt, New York: Macmillan, 1994.

"Outside Peru." The Company of Animals. Ed. Michael J. Rosen, New York: Doubleday, 1993.

"Achilles Speaks of His Deception in the Court of Lykomedes." Sarajevo. Eds. John Babbitt, Carolyn Feucht, and Andie Stabler, Elgin, IL: Elgin Community College, 1993.

Short fiction in anthologies

"A Village" and "A Resort." The Best of the Prose Poem: A Journal. Ed. Peter Johnson. Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2000.

"Achilles Speaks of His Deception in the Court of Lykomedes." Chick for a Day. Ed. Fiona Giles. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000.

"Blue Hair." Sudden Fiction. New York: W. W. Norton, 1996.

"Everybody Watching the Time Passing Like That." Mondo James Dean. Ed. Richard Peabody and Lucinda Ebersole. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. 8–15.

"It's Time." A Contemporary Reader for Creative Writing. Ed. Robert DeMaria and Ellen Hope Meyer. Orlando: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1994. 403.

"Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler's List." Understanding Literatures. Ed. James Hurt. New York: Macmillan, 1994.

"Achilles Speaks of His Deception in the Court of Lykomedes." Sarajevo. Ed. John Babbitt, Carolyn Feucht and Andie Stabler. Elgin: Elgin Community College P, 1993. 201–04.

"Outside Peru." The Company of Animals. Ed. Michael Rosen. New York: Doubleday, 1993. 229–45.

"Dish Night." Flash Fiction. Ed. James Thomas, Denise Thomas and Tom Hazuka. New York: W.W. Norton, 1992. 108–10.

"It's Time." Voices Louder Than Words. Ed. William Shore. New York: Vintage Books, 1991. 171–75.

"Parting." Vital Lines. Ed. Jon Mukand. New York: St. Martin's P, 1991. 316–27.

"Seeing Eye." The Company of Dogs. Ed. Michael J. Rosen. New York: Doubleday, 1990. 37– 48.

"Everybody Watching and the Time Passing Like That." New Territory. Ed. Michael Wilkerson and Deborah Galyan. Bloomington: Indiana U P, 1990. 1–9.

"The Mayor of the Sister City Speaks to the Chamber of Commerce in Klamath Fall, Oregon." American Short Stories, 5th ed. Ed. Eugene Current-Garcia and Bert Hitchcock. Glenview: Scott Foresman, 1989. 790–91. Rpt. in Writing Fiction, 3rd ed. Ed. Janet Burroway. New York: HarperCollins, 1992. 57. Rpt. in Violence to Non-Violence: Individual Perspectives, Communal Voices. Ed. William Kelly. Chur, Switzerland: Harwood, 1994. 66. Rpt. in Micro Fiction. New York: W. W. Norton, 1996.

Poems

"A Geography." Key Satch(el) 1.3 (1997): 12–13.

Articles and essays

"Achilles Speaks of His Deception in the Court of Lycamedes." Chick for a Day. Ed. Fiona Giles. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000.

"Notes on a Viral Story." AWP Chronicle 29.6 (1997): 14–15.

"Stories We Tell Ourselves: Creating Myths of Place and Personality." High Plains Literary Review 8.1 (1998): 35–50.

"Stories We Tell Ourselves." Narration as Knowledge: Tales of the Teaching Life. Ed. Joseph F. Trimmer, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1997. 1–11.

"The Flyover." Imagining Home: Writing from the Midwest. Ed. Mark Vinz and Thom Tammaro. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1995. 3–12.

"Correctionville, Iowa." Magazine Feature Writing. Ed. Rick Wilber. New York: St. Martin's P, 1995. 328–37.

"Walking Beans." Iowa: A Celebration of Land, People and Purpose. Ed. Craig Canine. Des Moines: Meredith Publications, 1995. 177–89.

"The Night Shift: On Becoming a Poet in Fort Wayne, Indiana." Flyway 1.2 (1995): 8–14.

"Space Dome." Syracuse University Magazine 11.3 (1995): 62–67.

"Ruining a Story." Southern Indiana Review 1.1 (1994): 95–105.

"The Other Houses in Eldon, Iowa." Inheriting the Land: Contemporary Voices from the Midwest. Ed. Mark Vinz and Thom Tammaro. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1993. 219–26.

"The War in the Forest: The Prose and Poetry of James B. Hall." Northwest Review 31.1 (1993): 122–27.

"The Grolier Bookshop." Poets & Writers 19.6 (1991): 9–11.

"Correctionville, Iowa." North American Review 276.4 (1991): 4–9.

"Living Downtown." North American Review 275.1 (1990): 70–72.

"The Other Houses in Eldon." Borderline 3 (1989): 24–27.

"Pulling Things Back to Earth." Our Times: Readings from Recent Periodicals. Ed. Robert Atwain. New York: St. Martin's P, 1989. 418–31.

"Living Downtown." Where We Live Now: Essays about Indiana. E. David Hoppe. Bloomington: Indiana U P, 1989. 54–60.

"The Flatness." Iowa Review 18.2 (1988): 46–49.

"And Now a Word from Molly and Ned." The Iowa English Bulletin 35.1 (1987): 7–10.

"Why the Windmill?" North American Review 273.3 (1987): 4–6.

"The Proper Levels of Vacuum." North American Review 271.4 (1986): 55–57.

"Below Below the Fold: A Note on T. Coraghessan Boyle. High Plains Literary Review 1.1 (1986): 62–64.

"Future Tense." North American Review 271.2 (1986): 4–5.

"Selling Stories Short." Mississippi Review 40/41 (1985): 58–61.

"Pulling Things Back to Earth." North American Review 270.2 (1985): 118–25.

Encyclopedia Entries

"Townships." American Cities and Suburbs: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Neil Shumsky. New York: Garland, 1996.

Reviews

In Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Literary Magazine Review, High Plains Literary Review, Erato.