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creative works



'Quarantine Season', Cicatrice, Iso-Poetics Issue, April 2020

Republished in Colours of Covid, March 2021


'Down to the River' (short story), Route 57: Environs; Modern Natures, Issue 15 (April 2019), pp. 107-112

"On the Road" (poem), The Wandering Bard, Autumn Issue, September 2018
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"Backstroke" (short story), The Manchester Review, 19, December 2017
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"Now is the Winter of Our Discontent", "Underworld", "Sewn Up" (poems), Long-listed, Magma, 59, June 2014

"Dry River" (novel excerpt), The Manchester Anthology (Manchester: Centre for New Writing, University of Manchester, 2013), pp. 70-74

"Raw Inspiration", Narrative Magazine Newsletter, September 30, 2013

“Inside Stories”, The Independent, June 9, 1999: 24-25

“Penobscot Poultry and the Story of Linda Lord”, extimacy, No. 3 (1996): 26-35

“Three Lights Lived: Profile of Beulah Quinn,” Island Journal, III, 1986

Untitled poetry, Dandelion Review, II, i, Fall 1985

book reviews


'Olga Zilberbourg's Like Water and Other Stories', The Manchester Review, 22 (November 2019)

"Idris Kahn, The Whitworth", The Manchester Review, March 2017
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"Manchester Folio: Ali Smith, How to be both", The Manchester Review, 15, March 2015
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"David Foster Wallace, The Pale King", The Christian Science Monitor, April 15, 2011
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"David Lipsky, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace", The Christian Science Monitor, April 13, 2010
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"David Foster Wallace, This Is Water", The Christian Science Monitor, April 14, 2009
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“Forging of Self: Dennison’s Luisa Domic,” Puckerbrush Review, IX, i, Winter 1989

reviews of my work

Anthony Walton, “A Life in the Other Maine,” book review of “I Was Content and Not Content”: The Story of Linda Lord and the Closing of Penobscot Poultry, in The New York Times Book Review, August 20, 2000
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Sally Yerkovich, “BIG BOATS made small,” Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 105, No. 416, Spring 1992

Carl Little, “ ‘One Year Later’ at the Hudson Museum,” Art in America, June 1990

academic articles

‘Fragmentary Writing and Globalisation in the Writings of Ali Smith’, in The Poetics of Fragmentation in Contemporary British and American Fiction, ed. Wojciech Drag and Vanessa Guignery (London: Vernon Press, forthcoming 2019)

‘Trying To Be Good: Lessons in Oral History and Performance’, in The Oral History Reader, 3rd edn, ed. by Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson (London: Routledge, 2015), pp. 636-655

“Oral and Folk History,” Encyclopedia of American Folklife, Simon J. Bronner, ed. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2006

“Finding Marin: Stories of Home” (San Rafael, CA: Marin Arts Council, 2005). Co-edited with Jeanne Bogardus et al.

Trying To Be Good: Lessons in Oral History and Performance,” Remembering: Oral History Performance, Della Pollock, ed. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)

“Telling the Story of Linda Lord Through Photographs,” Picturing the Social Landscape: Visual Methods and the Sociological Imagination, Caroline Knowles and Paul Sweetman, eds. (Routledge, UK, 2004). Co-authored with Ana Maria Mauad.

“Collaborative Oral History in a Correctional Setting: Promise and Pitfalls,” Oral History Review Vol 30, No. 1 (2003): 61-85

“Neighborhood Voices: New Immigrants in Northeast Central Durham/Voces del barrio: nuevos inmigrantes en Noreste Central de Durham” (Durham, NC: Laser Image Corporate Publishing, 2001). Co-authored with Jill Hemming, Angela Hornsby, et al.

“‘I Was Content and Not Content’: Oral History and the Collaborative Process,” Oral History (UK) Vol. 28, No. 2 (2000): 66-78

“Entre texto e fotos: contando a história de Linda Lord e do fechamento da Penobscot Poultry,” Marieta de Moraes Ferreira (org.), História Oral: desafios para o século XXI (Rio de Janeiro: Editora Fiocruz/Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/CPDOC, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 2000), pp. 179-198

“Collaborative Oral History in a Correctional Setting: Promise and Pitfalls,” Crossroads of History: Experience, Memory, Orality, 11 th International Oral History Conference Proceedings, Vol. 3 (2000): 1234-1237

“Finding Pathways through Folklore,” Pathways: Discovering Your Connections to History (Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History, 2000), pp. 32-36

“Whole Lives: Reflections on Living with HIV/Vidas reales: reflexiones sobre la vida con el HIV,” NC Crossroads, a publication of the NC Humanities Council, Vol. 3, No. 4 (1999) (Co-authored with Lisa Yarger)

“The Closing of Penobscot Poultry and the Story of Linda Lord: One Woman’s Experience of Deindustrialization,” Journal of Applied Folklore 4 (1998): 5-21

“‘Hot, Cool, and Getting Down’: African American Style and Aesthetics in Stepping,” North Carolina Folklore Journal, Vol. 43, No. 2 (1996): 96-108.