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Select Bibliography of Barbara Kingsolver's Published Articles and Essays

Select Bibliography of Barbara Kingsolver's Published  Articles and Essays

"My Desert Pond," excerpt from High Tide in Tucson, in Sisters of the Earth, Second Edition, Lorraine Anderson, ed., Vintage Books, 2003, pp 224–227.

"Sea to Shining Sea," (adapted from "Knowing Our Place," Small Wonder), in America 24/7, DH Books, 2003, pp 261–264.

"Stone Soup," The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines, Gilbert H. Muller, ed, McGrawHill, 2003, pp 177–182.

"Bourbon for Dinner," Food & Wine magazine, November 2003, pp 122–125.

"A Good Farmer," The Nation, excerpt from The Essential Agrarian Reader, November 3, 2003, pp 11–18.

Foreward, The Essential Agrarian Reader. Norman Wirzba, ed, University Press of KY: September 2003, ix–xvii.

"A Pure, High Note of Anguish," Women on War. Daniela Gioseffi, ed, The Feminist Press at CUNY: Spring 2003, pp 86–88.

"The Way to Nueva Vida," excerpt from Small Wonder, "A Forest's Last Stand," Sierra magazine, September/October 2003, p 34–37.

"What Has Changed For All Of Us," After 9/11: Solutions for a Saner World, eds. Don Hazen, T. Hausman, T. Straus, M. Chihara. San Francisco: AlterNet.org, January 2002. Pp 8–9.

"It's My Flag, Too," Publishers Weekly, My Say, February 4, 2002, pp 19.

"Saying Grace," Audubon, "This Land Is Your Land: Turning to Nature in a Time of Crisis, January 2002, pp 40–42.

"It's my flag, too," San Francisco Chronicle, January 13, 2002.

"Everybody's Flag," Tucson Weekly, January 10, 2002, p 7.

"Reflections on 'Wartime'," Washington Post, November 23, 2001, A43.

"Local Foods That Please The Soul," House & Home, New York Times, November 22, 2001.

"No Glory in Unjust War on the Weak," Opinion, Los Angeles Times, October 14, 2001. P M1.

"What Has Changed For All Of Us," Opinion, Boston Globe, September 26, 2001. P A19.

"And Our Flag Was Still There," Opinion, San Francisco Chronicle, September 25, 2001. P A17.

"Pure, High Note of Anguish," Opinion, Los Angeles Times, September 23, 2001. P M1 (reprinted several other places).

"A Forbidden Territory Familiar to All." Writers on Writing: Collected Essays, John Darnton, ed.
New York, Times Books 2001: 130–135.

"High Tide in Tucson (excerpt)." Getting Over the Color Green, Scott Slovic, ed. Tucson, University of Arizona Press 2001: 128–130.

"Seeing Scarlet," with Steven Hopp. The Best American Science and Nature Writing, ed. Edward O. Wilson. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Pp. 132–138.

"Somebody's Baby." The Plough Reader, Autumn 2000: 9–14.

"Seeing Scarlet." With Steven Hopp. Audubon magazine, September/October 2000: 52–58."

Untitled, Endangered, partial text regarding killings at Colorado high school, Johann Christoph Arnold, Plough Publishing. 2000: 74-76.

Untitled. Paris Review, George Plimpton, ed. New York, No 153, Winter 2000: 149–150.

"Civil Disobedience at Breakfast" High Tide in Tucson. Brain, Child magazine, Stephanie Wilkinson, ed. Spring 2000.

"Journeys" in 3 Minutes or Less, PEN/Faulkner Foundation. New York: Bloomsbury USA. 2000.

"Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983" in The Western Women's Reader: The Remarkable Writings of Women Who Shaped the American West, Spanning 300 Years, Lillian Schlissel and Catherine Lavender, eds. New York: Harper Perenial, 2000.

"In the Belly of the Beast." Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader, John Bradley, ed. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. April 2000.

"The Patience of A Saint." With Steven Hopp. National Geographic Magazine April 2000: 80–97.

"Desert Blooms." With Steven Hopp. Natural History, May 1999: 76–.

"How Poems Happen." The Beacon Best of 1999: Creative Writing by Women and Men of All Colors, Ntzoake Shange, ed. Beacon Press, Boston. 1999: 252–254

"The passing of a landmark," The Arizona Daily Star, January 8, 1999.

"Deadline." A Map of Hope: Women's Writings on Human Rights, An International Literary Anthology, Marjorie Agosin, ed. Rutgers University Press, Indiana. 1999: 70–71.

"Stone Soup" Here and Now: Current Readings for Writers, Gilbert H. Muller, ed. McGraw-Hill, 1998: 57–67.

"Knowing Our Place." Off the Beaten Path: Stories of Place, Summer 1998. An anthology of short stories from more than 20 writers including Barry Lopez, E. Annie Proulx, Gretel Ehrlich, and Rick Bass, contains as its forward a new essay by Barbara Kingsolver. Published by The Nature Conservancy, 1998.

"Making Peace." Intimite Nature; the Bond Between Women and Animals, Linda Hogan, D. Metzger, B. Peterson, eds. Ballantine, New York. 1998: 250–257.

"A Woman's Unease About the Men's Movement." Goodlife: Mastering the Art of Everyday Living, Helen Cordes and Jay Walljasper, eds. Utne Reader Books. Minneapolis. 1997: 210–211.

[Letter] in I've Always Meant to Tell You: Letters to Our Mothers / an Anthology of Contemporary Women Writers, contrib. ed. Constance Warloe. New York: Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster, 1997.

"The Muscle Mystique." Official Spa Directory of North America, Fall 1996: 74–77. Appeared in High Tide in Tuscon.

"[The New American Family] The Way We Are." Parenting, March (1995):74. Describes how families change and yet remain the same. Speaks of "widened family" due to divorce/ remarriage/single parenthood, calls for "respect for variety." Forms the basis, in part, for "Stone Soup," in High Tide in Tuscon.

"Creation Stories" in Getting Over the Color Green: Southwestern American Literature: An Anthology of Contemporary Environmental Literature from the American Southwest. University of Nevada Press November, 1995. Reprint.

"Heart of the Land: Acclaimed Writers Portray the Nature Conservancy's 'Last Great Places.'" Nature Conservancy, March/April (1995):16-21. BK's contribution to collection of essays. See "The Memory Place," High Tide in Tuscon.

"Confession of the Reluctant Remainder." Mid-Life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders. New York, Viking Penguin: 1994: 195–203

"Quality Time." The Single Mother's Companion, Marsha R. Leslie, ed. Seal Press, Seattle. 1994: 124–136

"Going to Japan" in Journeys, PEN-Faulkner Foundation, Rockville, MD: Quill & Brush: 1994 [96 pages]. Brief, humorous account of BK's first trip to Japan in 1992. First appeared as an oral (delivered speech) presentation.

"Where Everybody Really Loves a Baby". Parenting [1994]. Edited reprint of "Everybody's Somebody's Baby" (1992)

"The Memory Place." In Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places. Joseph Barbato, ed. New York: Pantheon, 1994. This essay appears under the same title in High Tide in Tuscon, and recalls the author's childhood during a visit to Horse Lick Creek, Kentucky, a portion of the Cumberland Plateau.

"License to Love (Should You Need a License to Be a Parent?)." Parenting, November (1994):146-152. Offers perspective on the topic, uses this opportunity to express a favorite theme that we all must accept other peoples' children into our lives. Used in "Somebody's Baby," in High Tide in Tuscon

Interview in Backtalk: Women Writers Speak Out. Donna Perry, ed. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1993: 143-169. BK discusses her background, and the elements in her upbringing which made her aware of the issues and needs of human beings, in particular of poor vs. rich.

"His-and-Hers Politics." N55 Utne Reader, January–February (1993):70-71. Sober yet tongue-in-cheek assessment of the shortcomings of the "men's movement". Retitled, full reprint of "Cabbages and Kings", which appeared in Women Respond to the Men's Movement: A Feminist Collection by Kay Leigh Hagan.

The Prince Thing." Women's Day, 18 February (1992):26. "Mr. Right" does not exist; the secret of making do with what we have

"What Happens When Justice Turns a Blind Eye." Newsday, 25 October (1992). Discusses application of U.S. justice.

"Everybody's Somebody's Baby." NYTM, 141, 9 February (1992) 20:3. Appears in expanded, reworked form as "Somebody's Baby" in High Tide in Tuscon.

"Cabbages and Kings." In Women Respond to the Men's Movement: A Feminist Collection. Kay Leigh Hagan, ed. San Francisco: Pandora, 1992.

"A Separate Peace" in "Making Peace" Special Report: Fiction, November–January 1991:43. Kingsolver describes her duel with the javelinas in her garden. Reworked as "Making Peace" in High Tide in Tuscon.

"Pizza Odysseus" [recipe] in Padre Kino's Favorite Meatloaf and Other Recipes from Baja Arizona [a Tucson Community Food Bank Cookbook], narration by Bonnie Henry, p.120. Audubon, Iowa: Community Food Bank of Tucson, Arizona, 1991. This is unique to the bibliography: a recipe, which "combines the best of Greece and Italy". Includes a half-page (facing recipe) of light commentary on the recipe, and on cooking for her family.

"Life Without Go-Go Boots" Sunday Denver Post (Contemporary) 22 April 1990: 22. (See above; appears in High Tide in Tuscon)

"Life Without Go-Go Boots." Lands' End catalogue, March (1990):14–5. Humorous commentary and personal perspective on fashions and fads. Reworked in High Tide in Tuscon.

"A Clean Sweep." NYTM, 140, 30 December (1990), VI, 8:3. Reappears in revised form as "The Household Zen" in High Tide in Tuscon. Meditations on housework.

"Ah, Sweet Mystery of…Well, Not Exactly Love." Smithsonian 21(3) 1990: 168. This essay appears in reworked form as "Semper Fi" in High Tide in Tuscon. The author humorously describes the rationale (or the irrationale) of sports-team loyalties.

"After a Finger Workout, It's Great Pumping Iron." Smithsonian 21(6) 1990: 168. Humorous accounting of the author's aversion to health clubs. Appears as "The Muscle Mystique" in High Tide in Tuscon.

"Tribute to Edward Abbey" in "A Celebration of Edward Abbey." TW 6(7) April (1989): 5–11. In a special section, with contributions from many of his friends, a nostalgic tribute produced in honor of Abbey, upon his death.

"Exotic Watercolors." 10(3) SP March/April (1987):21-24. Profiles Tucson artist Tom Hill, realistic watercolorist.

"Her Own Vision: Frances Murray: Taking Photographic Chances." 5(3) TW March 9–15 (1988):[ ]. Profiles photographer Murray's success.

"A Conversation with Milosz." TW March 4–10 (1987): 7. Profile and interview of Czeslaw Milosz, Polish poet living and working in the United States.

"Public Voices, Private Dreams: The Importance of Words Takes Priority this Weekend at the Fifth Annual Tucson Poetry Festival." 4(2) TW March 4-10 (1987):5-[ ]. Describing its birth, growth, import and participants.

"Winning Hearts: Gila Monsters, Hippos and Happiness: the Fanciful Gifts of Marjorie Sharmat, Tucson's Renowned Children's Author." 3(52) TW February 18–24 (1987):[ ]. Profile of Sharmat, prolific writer of children's books.

"Cognitive Dissonance". 9(8) SP, January (1987): 33–36. Profiles prolific Tucson painter Lawrence Lee.

"They Always Have the Time [Weekly Arts Profile]. TW, January 21–27 (1987): 22. Profiles Ted Warmbrand a/k/a Itzaboutime Productions.

"Time Bombs on Wheels: If You're Driving Without Insurance, Your Number May Soon Be Up." TW, December 17-23 (1986): 14–[ ]. Explains the Mandatory Insurance Law of 1983.

"Art Under Fire: In Chile It Takes Courage To Create." TW, December 3–9 (1986):12. Profiles Rebeca Cartes, an exiled Chilean musician.

"Prison Poets: Dialogue from Behind the Walls." 3(44) TW, December 22–28 (1986). Describes poetry workshop programs in southern Arizona prisons, their value to inmates and society; profiles inmate/poet Michael Hogan.

"Tucson Artist MarCyne Johnson." 9(7) SP, November/December (1986): 17–20. Profiles Tucson artist MarCyne Johnson.

"Near and Brown: A Musical Convergence." TW, October 29–November 4 (1986):31. Review of a concert with two "Nueva Cancion" musicians.

"Continuity of Life." 9(6) SP, September/October (1986): 25–28. Profiles artist Charles Collins.

"Missile Museum: Green Valley's Latest Attraction." TW, July 2–8 (1986):[ ]. BK tours and admires impressive display of unique technology while deploring the lack of acknowledgment of its purpose (death) in presentation to the public. Substantially revised as "In the Belly of the Beast" in High Tide in Tuscon.

"A Musical Gift From the South." TW, June 11–17 (1986):8. Reviews concert by "Canto Nuevo" musical group Bwiya-Toli.

"Ancient Symbols." SP, January/February (1986): 25–28. Profile/interview of Tucson jewelry artist Eveli, originally from Algeria.

"The Art And Ideas of Luis Jimenez." TW, December 4–10 (1985):1. Profile of El Paso artist, sculptor and teacher now living in Tucson.

"What We Eat and They Don't: The Hunger Connection." TW, October 9–15 (1985):2. Focus on educational conference held at the University of Arizona to discuss wide range of underlying causes of world hunger.

"Everywoman's Answer to Octopussy: The Modern Romance." TW, August 21–27 (1985):1-5. Interview with Regan Forest, expatriate South African, who started writing romance novels to escape the confines of the cultural and political structure there.

"To Be in Love with the World". TW, July 31–August 6(1985):12. Profiles three Nicaraguan musicians performing in Tucson.

"Imagination Unlimited at TMA School." TW ,August 7–13 (1985): 9. Describes "Kids' Art", a program of Tucson Museum of Art School.

"Summer Relief For Tucson & Nicaragua." TW, July 17–23 (1985):7. Features "Benefit Victory Dance" to benefit Nicaragua, describing some of the problems that beset that country.

"Black Culture Featured in Juneteenth." TW, June 12–18 (1985):7. Explains origin of "Juneteenth" and its importance in Black history; featured here as an annual Tucson event.

"Women on the Line." with Jill Barrett Fein. The Progressive, March 1984:15. Introduces the reader to the conflict between copper miners and the Phelps Dodge Corporation during the strike of 1983. SEE HTL.

"Intervention: Your Tax Dollars at Work." 2(7) Coyote, August (1983):2–. Discusses US support to Central American nations.

"Tucson Residents Fight Atomic Poisoning." The Militant, 13 July 1979. Reports on radioactive contamination due to local company American Atomics' spread of tritium into the environment.

"In Defense of Ourselves: A Talk with Willie Mae Reid." Source, December 1977. Profiles humanitarian and activist Reid, member of the Socialist Workers' Party. Kingsolver's first creative, non-scientific, commercially published piece

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