Jeff Fearnside

Writer

BELOW YOU’LL FIND a list of much of my published writing, with a number of links to samples. I plan to expand this to include earlier work, to continue adding new work after it’s been published, and to continue adding links, though the current offerings provide a good overview.

 

Fiction—Book:

  • Making Love While Levitating Three Feet in the Air: And Other Stories of Flight. Nacogdoches, TX: Stephen F. Austin State University Press (in press, forthcoming in March 2016).

 

Fiction—Short Stories:

  • Checkout” originally appeared in Story

  • “The Woman Who Came from the Earth” originally appeared in Pacific Review

  • “The Pub” originally appeared in Fourteen Hills: The San Francisco State University Review

  • A Husband and Wife Are One Satan” originally appeared in Potomac Review (link will take you to a YouTube clip of me reading the opening of this story)

  • Aceldama (An Allegory)” originally appeared in About Place Journal

  • Maps and Compasses” originally appeared in Homestead Review

  • Znamenskaya Russkaya Pravoslavnaya Tserkov (The Holy Sign Russian Orthodox Church)” originally appeared in Fjords Review

  • The Cat People” originally appeared in Fjords Review (and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize!)

  • “Ball and Chain” originally appeared in Little Patuxent Review

  • Making Love While Levitating Three Feet in the Air” originally appeared in The Pinch

  • “Clean” originally appeared in Controlled Burn

  • “Wing Walking” originally appeared in Arroyo Literary Review

  • “A Story of My Very Own” originally appeared in Cantaraville

  • “Little Murders” originally appeared in Rosebud Magazine

  • “Learning to Fly at the End of an Empire” originally appeared in Bayou Magazine

  • The River” originally appeared in Crab Orchard Review

  • “She Was a Winter” originally appeared in Eureka Literary Magazine

  • “The Great Silver Cactus of Driggs, Idaho” originally appeared in Lake Effect (and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize!)

  • Accomplices to a Tradition” originally appeared in Rosebud Magazine

  • “Every Living Thing That Moves” originally appeared in Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing

  • Nuclear Toughskins” originally appeared in Many Mountains Moving (as winner of their 2005 Flash Fiction Contest!)

  • Stars” originally appeared in The SFWP Journal

  • “The Priest” originally appeared in Rock & Sling: A Journal of Literature, Art, and Faith

  • “Going for Broke” originally appeared in Scent of Cedars: Promising Writers of the Pacific Northwest

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Above is a clip of me reading the opening to my short story “A Husband and Wife Are One Satan” as part of the Soul-Making Literary Competition awards program in San Francisco.

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Nonfiction—Creative Nonfiction:

  • “A Dacha in Kazakhstan” originally appeared in Ontologica

  • “Within Timur’s Empire: Uzbekistan Journal” originally appeared in Potomac Review

  • Place as Self” originally appeared in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

  • Wrules of Righting” originally appeared in Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

  • Notes to Self When Writing” originally appeared in Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

  • “Ships in the Desert” originally appeared in New Madrid (and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize!)

  • View From a Bridge” originally appeared in Etude: New Voices in Literary Nonfiction

  • “Holy” originally appeared in Rock & Sling: A Journal of Literature, Art, and Faith

  • “Itam” originally appeared in A Life Inspired: Tales of Peace Corps Service

  • “The Missionary Position: A Personal Exploration of the Politics of Persuasion in Central Asia” originally appeared in Rock & Sling: A Journal of Literature, Art, and Faith

  • “Silk Road Tales” originally appeared on the CD-ROM Peace Corps in Central Asia

  • A Day in the Life: Kazakhstan” was published by the U.S. Peace Corps

 

Poetry—Chapbook:

 

Poetry—Poems:

  • “New Channel” is forthcoming in Forest Under Story: A Decade of Creative Inquiry in an Old-Growth Forest (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016)

  • “Late Winter, Lookout Creek” is forthcoming in Kudzu House Quarterly

  • Black Friday Morning” originally appeared in About Place Journal

  • Too Often We Think” originally appeared in About Place Journal

  • Shotpouch Creek” originally appeared in Elohi Gadugi Journal

  • “Ars Poetica originally appeared in Soul-Lit: A Journal of Spiritual Poetry

  • “Building Forts.” originally appeared in The Fourth River

  • A Tree, Leaves the Color” originally appeared in Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters

  • Frost Kills Leaves” originally appeared in Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters

  • Andrei Rublev” originally appeared in Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters

  • A Saint Is a Sentinel” originally appeared in Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters

  • “Book of Lights” originally appeared in Clackamas Literary Review

  • “Book of Lights,” forthcoming in Clackamas Literary Review

  • “Bon Voyage!” originally appeared in Verseweavers

  • An Extended Beatitude for the Twenty-First Century” originally appeared in About Place Journal

  • Still Life” originally appeared in Qarrtsiluni (click on link and select audio to hear me reading this poem)

  • Meditation originally appeared in Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters

  • “Past Lives Through the Mail” originally appeared in The Los Angeles Review

  • Address” originally appeared in Protestpoems.org

  • Memo to Potential Donors from a Nongovernmental Organization in a Corrupt Developing Country” originally appeared in Protestpoems.org

  • “Little River Almanac” originally appeared in Blue Earth Review

  • Lake” originally appeared in Permafrost

 

Book Reviews:

 

Interviews (selected):

  • Digging In: Wendell Berry on Small Farms, Local Wisdom, and the Folly of Greed” originally appeared in The Sun

  • “Breaking Down Barriers, Rattling Cages, and Shaking Foundations: An Interview with Ray Browne” (co-conducted with Jay Smith) originally appeared in This! Magazine

  • “A powwow with filmmaker Jonathan Wacks” originally appeared in Boise Weekly

  • “Striking the mother lode: an interview with filmmaker Nancy Kelly” originally appeared in Boise Weekly 

 

Feature Stories (selected):

  • Not Just Blowing Smoke: ‘Smoke Signals’ Reveals a Star on the Rise | A New Look, with Love, at Janis Joplin | Paying the Muse: When Good Intentions Result in Bad Poetry | Where Poetry and Design Meet | Poet’s writing reflects her deep Israeli roots | Gary Burghoff uses stardom to promote environmental issues

 

Academic:

  • Differences Between the American and Kazakhstani Higher Education Systems: How Understanding Them Will Aid the Current Educational Transition | Introducing Critical Thinking into the EFL Classroom | Using Creative Writing in the EFL Classroom

 

Reviews of My Writing: