Letters (1855). Novel. Burlington, VT: Ra Press, 2019.

Snow Fleas. Prose Chapbook. Chicago, IL: Another New Calligraphy, 2017. [handmade and numbered.] ANC044.

Then. Prose Poems. Chicago, IL: Another New Calligraphy, 2015. [handmade and numbered.] ANC026.

Chant. A Romance. Kenmore, NY: BlazeVOX[Books], 2008.

Lucy's Eggs. Short Stories & A Novella. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, 2006. Winner of the Adirondack Center for Writing's Best Fiction of 2006 Award

Sidewalk Portrait. A fragmentary novel. Kenmore, NY: BlazeVOX[Books], 2006.

Pretending and Meaning: Toward a Pragmatic Theory of Fictional Discourse. Contributions in Philosophy, vol. 57. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996.

Books Edited

William Gass' Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife, an On-Line Casebook. Studies in Modern and Contemporary Fiction: Web-Based Casebooks. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive, 2006.

The Blueline Anthology. Ed. with Anthony O. Tyler, Stephanie Coyne-DeGhett, Myra Gann, Alan Steinberg, and Alice Wolf Gilborn. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2004.


Founding and Executive Editor, Potsdam College Press. 2006-09

Editor, Blueline, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, 1998-2009

Editorial Board, English Studies Forum: Parody / Play / Performance. Ball State University. Muncie, IN, 2004-08

Editor, Unbound, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, 2001-06

Editorial board, Blueline, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, 1997-98

Editorial board, Mid-American Review, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 1981-83

Fiction & Fragments

"Alzheimer." The Bond Street Review. Summer, 2014: 31.

"Lange." the Bicycle Review. 27 (Apr. 15, 2014): 18.

"Empire." Hydeout. Episode 1 Jan. 30, 2014.

"Poetry (1953)." The Bond Street Review Summer (2012): 23.

"Teddy Bear" and "Fat Man." scissors and spackle 6 (2012): 99.

"Imagism." w/art by Dana. Aerogram 16 (May 6, 2012).

"Toads." Vermont Literary Review (2011): 26-31.

"Pound." the delinquent 15 (2011): 106.

"Penicillin," "Joyce," "Influenza," "J. Edgar," and "McCarthy's Wheeling." the 2nd hand (2010).

"Posh (1923)." the delinquent 11 (2010): 85.

"Les Hommes" and "Hunger." Clackamas Literary Review 13 (2009): 4-7.

"Neighbors" (Postcards from Kittle: 44). The Bathroom 5 (2009).

Excerpt from Privies. Stone Canoe 2 (2008): 297-303.

"Postcards: #36." Lake Effect 10 (2006): 118-19.

"Postcards: #42, #39, #23." Offcourse, A Literary Journal 26 (2006).

"The Telephone Girl." The Connecticut Review 27.2 (2005): 71-88.

"Postcards: #6, #15, #47." Salt River Review (2005).

"Postcards: #3, #5, #25." (excerpts) PulpBits Anthology 2005. Burlington, VT: PulpBits, 2005. 41-45.

"Postcards: #20, #30, #41." RipRap (2005), 11, 43, 118.

"She draws as she talks." Excerpt from Sidewalk Portrait. seems 35 (2002): 25.

"By the River of Sacred Cows." The Pikeville Review (2001): 70-79.

"Muttering something about raising Cain." Vermont Literary Review 7.1 (2000): 4-9.

"Blacque Jacques Le Muet." Prairie Winds (2000): 50-62.

"Wigglies." the Acorn 15 (1996): 18-24.

"Having Airs." Short Story 4.2 (Fall, 1996): 40-46.

"The Kid Who Knew Too Much." Happy 4 (1995): 34.

"Another Story about Hippos." Air Fish: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction. Ed. Joy Oestreicher and Richard Singer. Cupertino, CA: Catseye Books, 1993. 63-66.

"#19a." Excerpt from Sidewalk Portrait. Mark 10 (1993): 48.

"#18" (as "Waterlines"). Excerpt from Sidewalk Portrait. Mind in Motion 30 (1993): 35-36.

"#28b." Excerpt from Sidewalk Portrait. Asylum 8 (1993): 111.

"#30b." Excerpt from Sidewalk Portrait. West Magazine 7 (1992): 32.

"The Crocodile Documents." Between C and D 5.1 (1989): 13-20.

"Subject: Petri Ganton." Between C and D: New Writing from the Lower East Side Fiction Magazine. Ed. Joel Rose and Catherine Texier. New York: Penguin, 1988. 10-20.

"Subject: Petri Ganton." Between C and D 3.1 (1986-87): 3-8.

"How My Father Won The West And Became A Mormon In The Same Day." Salthouse 14-17 (1986): 47-58.

"Phenomena." Gambit 18 (1985): 93-97.

"A Day In Waiting." Sou'wester 12.2 (1985): 46-55.

"Buckets of Sand." Pacific Review 2 (1983): 1-3.


"Parmenides," "the river rose," "Rushton's canoes," "pine bluff in dapple," "Thirty years since the goats," "A little neglect breeds mischief." [In Pennyweights, micro-chapbook, Origami Poetry Project, 2016]

"Sophie Wright" and "Things have gone missing." One Trick Pony Review 2 (2014): 35-36.

"There are no organic nails." dislocate 10 (2014): 33.

Four poems from Pulling Nails. On The Quad. Potsdam, NY. Many Moons Press, 2012. np. ("even a hushed step," "we pulled the carpet," "wanted – cedar posts," and "there must be money")

"There are over 500 kinds of 'devils rope." Fortunates (June 3, 2012).

"Sixty-six straight pins." Fortunates (May 20, 2012).

Three poems from Pulling Nails. Parthenon West 7 (2010): 145-47. ("Squeak and Ping," No Schuyler fought here," and "But from a little neglect")

Articles & Essays

"Night Walk." North Country Reflections: On Life and Living in the Foothills and the Valleys. Eds. Neal Burdick and Maurice Kenny. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2013. 21-26.

"Fences." Why We're Here: New York Essayists on Living Upstate. Ed. Bob Cowser, Jr. Hamilton, NY: Colgate UP, 2010. 170-81.

"The Case of 'Donna Quixotic: The Mirror of Uldolpho'(Episode 18)." Teleparody: Predicting/Preventing the TV Discourse of the Future. Eds. Angela Hague and David Lavery. London: Wallflower Press, 2002. 91-97.

"Identity Crises / Cries for Identity: Claiming the Canadian Prairie in the Novels of Robert Kroestch." World Literature Today 73.2 (1999): 288-94.

With Deborah Rossen-Knill. "The Princess Bride and The Parodic Impulse: The Seduction of 'Cinderella.'" Humor: International Journal of Humor Research 11.1 (1998): 43-63.

With Deborah Rossen-Knill. "The Pragmatics of Verbal Parody." Journal of Pragmatics 27 (1997): 719-52.

"Charles Williams and the Aesthetic Ideal of Friedrich von Schiller." Extrapolation 35 (1994): 271-80.

"Théorie du chaos et psychohistoire: Une Dynamique non linéaire." Trans. Épiphrène Kheuray. Solaris: Science fiction et fantastique (Montréal) 101 (1992): 72-74.


“Nowhere to Go from Here”: Rick Henry Chats with Micah Perks, Author of True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape.” Heavy Feather (May 15, 2019). <>

“Playing Catch-Up: A Conversation with Allison M. Charette on Translating Fiction from Madagascar.” Heavy Feather (August 10, 2018). <>

Interview with Roger Mitchell. Blueline 39 (2018): 38-45.

Interview with Edward Kanze. Blueline 38 (2017): 47-54.

Reviews (fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and poetry)

The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland, Nicolai Houm. Trans. Anna Paterson. Jane Ashlands gradvise forsvinning. Rain Taxi. (Online edition, Spring, 2019).

The Anarchist Who Shared My Name, by Pablo Martín Sánchez. Trans. Jeffrey Diteman. The Collagist (April, 2019).

adagio ma non troppo, by Ryoko Sekiguchi. Trans. Lindsay Turner. The Collagist (October, 2018).

Finding True North, by Fran Yardley. Blueline (Spring, 2018).

The Endless Summer, by Madame Nielsen. Trans. by Gaye Kynoch. Rain Taxi (Spring, 2018).

The Twenty Days of Turin, by Giorgio De Maria. Trans. Ramon Glazov. Rain Taxi. (Fall, 2017).

Love Letter in Cuneiform, by Tomáš Zmeškal. Trans. Alex Zucker. Rain Taxi. (Spring, 2017).

One Hundred and Twenty-One Days, by Michèle Audin. Trans. Christiana Hills. Rain Taxi. (Fall, 2016).

Camp Olvido, by Lawrence Coates. Rain Taxi. (Spring, 2016).

A Roll of the Dice, by Stéphane Mallarmé. Trans. Jeff Clark. Design Robert Bononno. Rain Taxi (Winter, 2015/2016).

Far Alaska, by Mason Smith. Blueline 35 (2014): 124-25.

Birds of Paradise Lost, by Andrew Lam. World Literature Today 87.4 (2013): 59-60.

The Meagre Tarmac, by Clark Blaise. World Literature Today 86.1 (2012): 57-58.

The Pen Friend, by Ciaran Carson. World Literature Today 85.5 (2010): 56-57.

The Optimists, by Andrew Miller. World Literature Today 80.3 (2006): 69-70.

The Hornbooks of Rita K., by Robert Kroetsch. World Literature Today 76.2 (2002): 158.

Completed Field Notes, by Robert Kroetsch. World Literature Today 75.3/4 (2001): 153-54.

The Way It Is, by William Stafford. Blueline 22 (2001): 177-78.

We Who Live Apart, by Joan Connor. Blueline 22 (2001): 177.

The Foundation Pit, by Andrey Platonov. Trans. Robert Chandler. Rain Taxi 3.1 (1998): 47.

An Irish Eye, by John Hawkes. Rain Taxi 2.4 (1997): 16.

Selected Poems 1954-1992, by George Mackay Brown. World Literature Today 71.3 (1997): 593.

Flickering Shadows, by Kwadwo Agymah Kamau. The Review of Contemporary Fiction 17.2 (1997): 293-94.

The Woman Who Walked into Doors, by Roddy Doyle. The Review of Contemporary Fiction 17.2 (1997): 282-83.

Pack of Lies, by Gilbert Sorrentino. Rain Taxi 2.3 (1997): 44.

Hallucinating Foucault, by Patricia Duncker. Rain Taxi 2.2 (1997): 45.

TriQuarterly New Writers, ed. by Reginald Gibbons and Susan Hahn. The Review of Contemporary Fiction 17.1 (1997): 194-95.

Admiring Silence, by Abdulrazak Gurnah. Rain Taxi 2.1 (1997): 6.

The Film Explainer, by Gert Hofmann. Trans. Michael Hofmann. Rain Taxi 1.4 (1996): 7.

Jackson's Dilemma, by Iris Murdoch. World Literature Today 70.3 (1996): 692-93.

Lines of Fate, by Mark Kharitonov. Trans. Helena Goscilo. Rain Taxi 1.3 (1996): 7.

...and dreams are dreams, by Vassilis Vassilikos. Trans. Mary Kitroeff. The Review of Contemporary Fiction 16.2 (1996): 161-62.

Deep River, by Shusaku Endo. Trans. Van C. Gessel. The Review of Contemporary Fiction 16.2 (1996): 182-83.

A Little Hungarian Pornography, by Péter Esterházy. Trans. Judith Sollosy. Rain Taxi 1.2 (1996): 7.

Bullseye: Stories and Poems by Outstanding High School Writers, ed. Pawlak and Lourie. Small Press Review 28.4 (1996): 4.

Tobacco Sticks: A Novel, by William Elliott Hazelgrove. Small Press Review 28.3 (1996): 6.

By the Bias of Sound, by Gustaf Sobin. Small Press Review 28.3 (1996): 4.

Beside the Ocean of Time, by George Mackay Brown. World Literature Today 69.4 (1995): 790-91.

Seagull Beach, by Gary Metras. Small Press Review 27.12 (1995): 8.

A Breeze that Lingers, by John Cooper. Small Press Review 27.11 (1995): 10.

Paradise, by Abdulrazak Gurnah. Northwest Review 33.2 (1995): 119-21.

Learning to Dance and Other Stories, by Sharon Oard Warner. The Review of Contemporary Fiction 14.1 (1994): 230-31.

Killer Swan, by John Wheatcroft. Another Chicago Magazine 26 (1993): 217-19.

Redshift Rendezvous, by John Stith. Minnesota Daily 27 Feb. 1991: 12-13.

The Commitments, by Roddy Doyle. Minnesota Daily 31 Oct. 1990: 12.

The Three-Week Trance Diet, by Jane Piirto. Mid-American Review 7.1 (1986): 204-05.

Living With Snakes, by Daniel Curley. Mid-American Review 6.1 (1985): 132-35.

Reviews (language, discourse, linguistics)

Literature As Communication: The Foundations of Mediating Criticism (Pragmatics & Beyond, New Series 78), by Roger D. Sell. Discourse and Society 5.1 (2003): 131-32.

Negation, Text Worlds and Discourse: The Pragmatics of Fiction, by Laura Hidalgo Downing. Discourse Studies 4.1 (2002): 129-30.

The Language of Confession, Interrogation, and Deception, by R.W. Shuy. Discourse and Society 10.2 (1999): 252-53.

Intrapersonal Communication: Different Voices, Different Minds, ed. by Donna R. Vocate. Discourse Studies 1.1 (1999): 147-49.

Deceit, Delusion and Detection, by W. Peter Robinson. Language 74.4 (1998): 869.

Speech Acts and Conversational Interaction: Toward a Theory of Conversational Competence, by Michael Geis. Discourse and Society 9.1 (1998): 104-05.

Thought Styles: Critical Essays on Good Taste, by Mary Douglas. Discourse and Society 8.3 (1997): 431-32.

What Else Can I Tell You?: A Pragmatic Study of English Rhetorical Questions as Discursive and Argumentative Acts, by Cornelia Ilie. Discourse and Society 8.1 (1997): 145.

Language and Learning for Robots, by Colleen Crangle and Patrick Suppes. Language 72.4 (1996): 864-65.

Trial Language: Differential Discourse Processing and Discursive Formation, by Gail Stygall. Discourse and Society 7.3 (1996): 442-43.

Pretending to Communicate, ed. by Herman Parret. Journal of Pragmatics 25 (1996): 730-35.

Linguistic Theories of Humor, by Salvatore Attardo. Discourse and Society 7.1 (1996): 151-53.

Reviews (literary criticism; literary theory)

Critifiction: Postmodern Essays, by Raymond Federman. The American Journal of Semiotics 18 (2006): 317-19.

Iris Murdoch: A Life, by Peter J. Conradi. World Literature Today 77.1 (2003): 108-9.

Narrating Reality: Austen, Scott, Eliot, by Harry E. Shaw. Studies in the Novel 34.4 (2003): 578-80.

Iris and Her Friends: A Memoir of Memory and Desire, by John Bayley. World Literature Today 74.3 (2000): 603-4.

Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch, by John Bayley. World Literature Today 73.4 (1999): 748-49. (U.S. title: Elegy for Iris.)

Ripostes: Reflections on Canadian Literature, by Philip Marchand. World Literature Today 73.2 (1999): 340-41.

Mythologizing Canada: Essays on the Canadian Literary Imagination, by Northrup Frye. World Literature Today 72.3 (1998): 629.

Metafiction, ed. by Mark Currie. World Literature Today 70.4 (1996): 1039.

Navigations, by Ted Kerasote. Minnesota Daily 9 Jan. 1991: 11.

Stolen Words: Forays into the Origins and Ravages of Plagiarism, by Thomas Mallon. Minnesota Daily 31 Jan. 1990: 10-11.