Publications & Editorial Work

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BOOKS

Gathering Noise from My Life: A Camouflaged Memoir. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2012.

When War Becomes Personal: Soldiers’ Accounts from the Civil War to Iraq. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2008. (editor)

Fire Road, Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2001.
[Iowa’s John Simmons Short Fiction Award]
[Finalist for the 2002 Paterson Fiction Prize and the 2001 Colorado Book Awards]

Andre Dubus: Tributes. New Orleans: Xavier University Press, 2001. (editor)

aftermath: an anthology of post-vietnam fiction. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1995. (editor)


PERIODICAL & ANTHOLOGIZED WORK (fiction)

“A Surefire Guide To Writing Successful Obituaries.” http://www.constructionlitmag.com/fiction/a-surefire-guide-to-writing-successful-obituaries
Fall 2011.

“Would You Feel Better?” Connecticut Review. XXIV.2 (Fall 2002).

“Overpass.” The North American Review. 286.3-4 (May-August 2001).

“The End of Times.” Sniper Logic IX (Spring/Fall 2001).

“The Peacock Throne.” Columbia 33 (Winter 2000).

“Fire Road.” Short Story 8.2 (Fall 2000).
[First Place, Society for the Study of the Short Story 2000 Contest]
[Invited to read winning story at the 6
th Annual International Conference on the Short Story in English, University of Iowa]

“Endnotes.” Fiction International 31 (1998).

“Twenty Ways to Look at Fire.” Fiction International 29 (1996).
[Nominated by Andre Dubus for the Pushcart Prize]

“Wonder Bread.” PRISM international 34:3 (1995).
[Runner-up, 1995 Fiction Contest]
[Submission for the awarded 1996-7 NEA fellowship grant]

“Weather.” EPOCH 44:2 (1995).
[Submission for the awarded 1996-7 NEA fellowship grant]

“Mav·er·ick.” ASYLUM Annual 1994.

“Fathers.” Western Humanities Review (Winter 1993).

“Bliss.” Western Humanities Review (Winter 1993).

“Quotidian.” Fiction International 24 (1993).

“The Art of Fiction.” PRISM international. 31.4 (Summer 1993).

“My Name is Stephen Mann.” Aethlon. X:2 (Spring 1993).

“Baby Teeth.” The North American Review. 275.3 (Fall 1990).


PERIODICAL & ANTHOLOGIZED WORK (nonfiction)

“Life Stories.” North American Review blog, 18 February 2015.
http://northamericanreview.org/life-stories-by-donald-anderson/

“In the Kingdom of the Blind, the One-eyed Man Is . . .” EPOCH. 63.3 (2014).

“Fat Man in the Middle.” Southeast Review. 33.1 (2014).

“Two Bookcases,” 2014 Summer Library Series.
http://www.erinpringle.com/2014/06/2014-summer-library-series-two.html

“Two Bookcases” also appeared in a slightly different form at the North American Review blog, 4 November 2014.
http://northamericanreview.org/two-bookcases-by-donald-anderson/

“Darkness Carried: W.D. Ehrhart’s Memoirs” (chapter) in The Last Time I Dreamed about the War, McFarland, 2014.

“On War Writing: A Roundtable Discussion.” Prairie Schooner 87:4, Winter 2013.
http://prairieschooner.unl.edu/excerpt/war-writing-roundtable-discussion-donald-anderson-doug-anderson-matt-gallagher-sam-hamill

“Should You Experience an Erection Lasting More than Four Hours . . . and further Guidance.” Summer 2013.
http://lemonhound.com/2013/08/05/donald-anderson-should-you-experience-an-erection-lasting-more-than-four-hours-and-further-guidance/

“Cold War: A Coagulation.” ep;phany: a literary journal. Winter/Fall 2012-2013.

“Gathering Noise.” EPOCH. 61:2, 2012.
[Named as a "Notable Essay of 2012" in the 2013 The Best American Essays]

“War Chatter: Collage.” The Massachusetts Review. LII. 3&4, Fall-Winter 2011. Reprinted in http://wlajournal.com/wlaarchive/27/FromTheEditor.pdf

“AWOL” (essay) The North American Review. 296.2 (Spring 2011).

“Soldier-Artists: Preserving the World.” Introductory essay for special feature on Veterans of War in the Connecticut Review XXXII.2 (Fall 2010).
[Nominated by Vivian Shipley for the Pushcart Prize]
Reprinted in http://wlajournal.com/wlaarchive/25_1/anderson.pdf

“Soldiering On: Dave Robicheaux and Vietnam.” (chapter) in A Violent Conscience: Essays on the Fiction of James Lee Burke, McFarland, 2010.

“Some People Who May Appear In My Next Story.” The North American Review, 294.2 (March-April 2009).

“Necessary Lies: The expedient blurring of fact/fiction in creative writing (chapter) English Now, Lund Studies in English, 2008.

“Rock Salt” (memoir) EPOCH 56.2 (2007).
[Named as a "Notable Essay of 2007" in the 2008 The Best American Essays]

“Mr. Holland, Meet Mr. Rickover” (essay) The North American Review. 291.5 (Sept-Oct 2006).

“Plus ça change. . .” (essay) The North American Review. 290.5 (Sept-Oct 2005).

“Stunted.” (essay) The North American Review. 290.3&4 (May-Aug 2005).
[Nominated by Frederick Busch for the Pushcart Prize]

“Tell Me A Story.” (chapter) Writers on Writing: Short Story Writers and Their Art, Greenwood Press, 2005.

“Stumps.” The North American Review. 289.1 (Jan-Feb 2004).

“Legal Limit.” Michigan Quarterly Review XLII.3 (Summer 2003).

“Memorandum for Record.” (chapter) Letters to J.D. Salinger, University of Wisconsin Press, 2002.

“Into the Silence.” The Writer’s Chronicle 33.6 (May/Summer 2001).

“Accident.” Weber Studies 18.0 (Summer 2000).

“Sab·o·tage.” Fiction International 32 (1999).

“War, Memory, Imagination.” War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities 10:2 (Fall/Winter 1998).

“Luck.” EPOCH 47.1 (1998).
[Named as a “Notable Essay of 1998” in the 1999 The Best American Essays]

“A Self-Review of Aftermath.” Fiction International 30 (1997).

“Vietnam Aftermath: Confessions of a Noncombatant.” Weber Studies 12:1. (Winter 1995).


PERIODICAL & ANTHOLOGIZED WORK (review-essays)

“You Can’t Come Home Again: Phil Klay’s Redeployment,” War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities 26 (2014).
http://wlajournal.com/wlaarchive/26/Anderson.pdf
Reprinted in Bloom’s Literary Criticism, Contemporary American Fiction, Volume 2, 2016.

“The Art in War: A Remembrance for Frederick Busch (1941-2006).” War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities 19:1&2 (2007).

“Editor’s Choice: The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman.” War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities 19:1&2 (2007).

“Editor’s Choice: A Memory of War, by Frederick Busch.” War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities 14:1&2 (2002).

“Korea and Vietnam: W.D. Ehrhart’s Continuing Journey.” War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities 11:2 (Fall/Winter 1999).

“Darkness Carried: W.D. Ehrhart’s Memoirs.” War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities 8:2 (Fall/Winter 1996).

“McNamara’s Makeshift Amends.” War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities 7:2 (Fall/Winter 1995).


PERIODICAL & ANTHOLOGIZED WORK (interviews)

http://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/2013/08/interview-donald-anderson-author-of-gathering-noise-from-my-life-a-camouflaged-memoir/

http://radiocoloradocollege.org/2013/01/the-middle-distance-2113-snippets-from-a-life/

Word Patriots: Donald Anderson’s “Fire Road”. A Chicago-based web radio talk show interview on Word Patriots with host Mark Seinfelt, February 2012.
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2012/02/13/word-patriots-%e2%80%93-donald-anderson%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%9cfire-road%e2%80%9d/

Word Patriots: “The Poetics of Violence in the Work of Paul West.” A Chicago-based web radio talk show interview on Word Patriots with host Mark Seinfelt, November 2011.
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2011/11/27/word-patriots-%e2%80%93-paul-west-early-years/

(with Michael S. Neiberg and Thomas G. Bowie, Jr.) “A Rumor of War: A Conversation with Philip Caputo at 58.” War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities 12.1 (Spring/Summer 2000).

“Visions of War, Dreams of Peace: A Conversation with Joan A. Furey.” War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities 11:2 (Fall/Winter 1999).

(with Thomas G. Bowie, Jr.) “A Conversation with W.D. Ehrhart.” War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities 8:2 (Fall/Winter 1996).

“Court of Memory: an interview with James McConkey.” EPOCH 43:3 (1994).

“A Conversation with Robert Morgan.” Xavier Review. 12.2 (Fall 1992).


PERIODICAL & ANTHOLOGIZED WORK (poetry)

“Scaling Ice.” Sub-TERRAIN 2:17 (Spring 1995).
[First Place, 4th Annual Last Poems Poetry Contest]


INTRODUCTIONS, FOREWORDS, AND AFTERWORDS

“Tell Me a Story.” The Y and Other Stories by Charles Clerc. Berkeley CA: Provine, 1997. (introduction)


SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Featured Presenter at The Complexities of Commemoration: An interdisciplinary Symposium on Remembering America’s Wars, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, 2015.

Invited Facilitator for two Creative Writing Workshops at the 2014 Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery Alabama. Also invited panelist for “The Literature of War.”

Keynote Speaker for the American Literature Association Symposium (“War and American Literature), New Orleans, Louisiana, 2013.

Local NPR segment on the “Military.” See the “Intersection of War and Art.”
http://radiocoloradocollege.org/2013/06/western-skies-june-2013-military/#062313_art

Regis University’s Stories of Wartime Series, “When War Becomes Personal,” invited speaker, Denver, CO, 2012 & 2013.

The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum Lecture Series, “War is Written in the Singular First,” 2011.

Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, “The Image of the Hero in Literature, Media, and Society,” plenary speaker, Colorado Springs, CO, 2010.

Twentieth Century Warfare and American Memory: A Symposium at Regis University, “The Fallibility of Memory: Necessary Lies,” plenary speaker, Denver, CO, 2009.

Lund University, Sweden: an invited presentation on creative nonfiction for the tri-annual conference of the International Association of University Professors of English, 2007

Knox College: an invited fiction reading sponsored by the John and Elaine Fellowes Fund, 2006.

Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, “The Image of the Hero in Literature, Media, and Society,” plenary speaker, Colorado Springs, CO, 2004.

11th International Ernest Hemingway Conference, featured speaker, Key West, FL, 2004.

“Caught in the Creative Act: Writers Talk About Their Writing,” The University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 2002.