MELANIE RAE THON

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

MELANIE RAE THON portrait
  • Professor, English

Publications

Publications

  • "The Voice of the River," Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, FC2. Published, 09/2011.
  • “The Miracle,” poem and fusion photograph, On Earth As It Is, Prayer Project: http://onearthasitis.net/ (complete site); http://onearthasitis.net/thon.html (my page). Published, 02/2010.
    http://onearthasitis.net/ (complete site); http...
  • “Seven Times Seven,” fiction, Indiana Review, vol. 31, no. 1: 171 – 177. Published, 07/2009.
  • “Lost Children,” Southern Review, vol. 45, no. 2: 192 – 200. Published, 10/2009.
  • "Confession for Raymond Good Bird," fiction, included in Of A Monstrous Child, edited by Nate Liederbach and James Harris; Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 79 - 93. Published, 01/2011.
  • "Blind Fish," fiction, included in Short Story Omnibus, Chicago: The Great Books Foundation, 2009: 462 – 464. Published, 05/2009.
  • “The Red Fox,” Short Fiction, (United Kingdom): Issue 3: 122 – 128. Published, 11/2009.
  • “How the World Begins,” Iron Horse, vol. 11, no. 6: 44 – 45. Published, 12/2009.
  • “Retreating Light,” fiction, Five Points, vol. 12, no. 3: 81 – 89. Published, 10/2009.
  • "The Liberating Visions (and futile flight) of Melanie Little Crow," fiction, included in Bearing the Mystery: Twenty Years of Image Journal, Eerdman’s Books, 2009: 335 – 344. Published, 08/2009.
  • “Survivors,” Agni, no. 69: 31 – 37. Published, 10/2009.
  • “Birdsong Under Water,” Idaho Review, Tenth Anniversary Issue, vol. X: 119 – 122. Published, 05/2009.
  • “Virgin Forest,” fusion photograph, Glimmer Train, Issue 68: 215. Published, 07/2008.
  • "Tu B'Shvat: for the drowned and the saved," fiction, Drumlummon Views, Vol. 2, No. 1, Fall 2008. Published, 11/2008.
    http://www.drumlummon.org/html/toc_V2-1.html
  • "Confession for Raymond Good Bird," fiction, Pushcart Prize XXXII: Best of the Small Presses, 2008: 139 – 153. Published, 11/2008.
  • “In This Light,” Conjunctions 51: The Death Issue: 193 – 201. Published, 08/2008.
  • “River’s Edge,” fiction, Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, no. 58: 23 – 24. Published, 07/2008.
  • “Silent Snow, Singing Sparrow,” fiction, Idaho Review, vol. IX: 12 – 15. Published, 10/2008.
  • “Mary in Reflection,” fusion photograph, cover for holiday issue of Iron Horse Literary Review. Published, 12/2008.
  • “Deep Winter,” Iron Horse Literary Review, Holiday Issue, December 2008, vol. 10, no. 6: 17 – 18. Published, 12/2008.
  • “Deer Song,” fiction, Web Conjunctions, July: http://www.conjunctions.com/webcon/thon08.htm. Published, 10/2008.
    http://www.conjunctions.com/webcon/thon08.htm.
  • “Saviors,” fiction, Glimmer Train, Issue 68: 119 – 124. Published, 07/2008.
  • “Love Song for the Mother of No Children,” fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, vol. 84, no. 2: 244 – 250. Published, 10/2008.
  • “Birdsong,” Sand & Sky: Poems from Utah, Salt Lake City: The Rumi Club. Accepted, 12/2016.
  • Girls in the Grass, story collection, accepted by Macmillan for publication as an eBook. Originally published New York: Random House, 1991. Accepted, 03/31/2016.
  • "In the Exclusion Zone," Orion: March / April: 34 - 39. Published, 03/16/2016.
  • "The Bodies of Birds," fiction, Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion: no. 87: 7 -16. Published, 01/04/2016.
  • "The Good Samaritan Speaks," book, fine art edition, Prompt Press: available online: http://promptpress.org/ and print. (The print edition of Prompt Press will be part of permanent special collections at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), University of Iowa, University of Buffalo, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Etherton Gallery in Tucson. The fine art limited print edition (50) is available for purchase directly from Prompt Press and at Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City. My poem serves as the “prompt” to inspire creative work by eight visual artists.). Published, 12/31/2015.
    http://promptpress.org
  • "Morning Twilight," fine art limited edition broadside, Saltfront: Studies in Human Habit(at) and Saltgrass Printmakers. Published, 12/04/2015.
  • The 7th Man, chapbook, Tucson, Arizona: New Michigan Press. Published, 11/2015.
  • "The Heart Breaks and Breaks Open: Seven Reasons to Tell a Story in the New Millennium," essay, originally published in Glimmer Train Bulletin 56. Published, 10/16/2015.
    http://www.fc2.org/authors/thon/thon.html
  • "You Can't Avoid Trouble: First, Body," essay: essay: Fiction Collective Two. http://www.fc2.org/authors/thon/thon.html. Published, 09/30/2015.
  • Silence & Song, a collection of lyric fictions, Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press / FC2. Published, 09/30/2015.
  • "Troubling the Waters: Judy Ruiz, John Wideman, Lance Olsen, and My Astonishing Students," essay: Fiction Collective Two. http://www.fc2.org/authors/thon/thon.html. Published, 09/30/2015.
  • "Cracking Consciousness Open: Samuel Beckett, Kurt Cobain, and The Book of Job," essay: http://www.fc2.org/authors/thon/thon.html. Published, 09/22/2015.
  • "Blood On Fire: Notes on The 7th Man," essay: Fiction Collective Two. http://www.fc2.org/authors/thon/thon.html- opens new window. Published, 09/22/2015.
  • "All Life Is Love: Silence & Song," essay: Fiction Collective Two. Published, 09/11/2015.
    http://www.fc2.org/authors/thon/thon.html
  • "Music & Meaning," essay, originally published in Architectures of Possibility: After Innovative Fiction, edited by Trevor Dodge and Lance Olsen. Bowie, MD: Guide Dog. Published, 08/23/2015.
    http://www.fc2.org/authors/thon/thon.html
  • "Early Trouble: Girls in the Grass," essay: http://www.fc2.org/authors/thon/thon.html - opens new window. Published, 07/2015.
  • "Dangerous Discoveries," essay, originally published in Fugue. Published, 07/2015.
    http://www.fc2.org/authors/thon/thon.html
  • "The Sleepwalker Speaks to the Good Samaritan," fiction, The Elixir: Spring 2015: 167 - 173. Published, 05/2015.
  • "The Good Samaritan Speaks," poem, The Elixir: Spring 2015: 166. Published, 05/2015.
  • Puerto del Sol: Melanie Rae Thon interviewed by Savannah Johnston:. Published, 04/2015.
    http://puertodelsol.org/2015/04/three-questions-wi...
  • "In the Garden," fiction, American Short Fiction: vol. 18, issue 59: 51 - 54. Published, 04/2015.
  • "Seven Questions for the Working Writer": Melanie Rae Thon interviewed by Jenna Leigh Evans. Published, 04/2015.
    http://jennaleigh-evans.squarespace.com/new-blog-1...
  • "As Breath from Fog," fiction, Ocean State Review: vol. 4, no. 1: 11 - 18. Published, 03/2015.
  • Iona Moon, a novel, Open Road Media publication as an eBook. Originally published New York: Poseidon, 1993. Published, 12/30/2014.
    http://www.openroadmedia.com/iona-moon
  • First, Body, story collection, Open Road Media publication as an eBook. Originally published Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. Published, 12/30/2014.
    http://www.openroadmedia.com/first-body
  • Sweet Hearts, a novel, Open Road Media publication as an eBook. Originally published Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Published, 12/30/2014.
    http://www.openroadmedia.com/sweet-hearts
  • Meteors in August, a novel, Open Road Media publication as an eBook. Originally published New York: Random House, 1990. Published, 12/30/2014.
    http://www.openroadmedia.com/meteors-in-august
  • "The Ethics of Perception," philosophical essay, included in The Force of What’s Possible: Writers on Accessibility and the Avant-Garde. Callicoon, New York: Nightboat Books: 309 - 312. Published, 12/10/2014.
  • "As Breath, from Fog," lyric fiction, Ocean State Review: vol. 4, no. 1: 11 - 18. Published, 09/2014.
  • “The Sleepwalker Speaks to the Good Samaritan,” hybrid poetry / lyric essay, Puerto del Sol: vol. 49, no. 1: 136 - 143. Published, 03/2014.
  • “Desierto Peligroso,” hybrid fiction / lyric essay, Pleiades: vol. 34, issue 1: 29 -32. Published, 03/2014.
  • "Bodies of Water," fiction, reprint, No Tokens: Issue 1: 149 - 164. Published, 02/2014.
  • "Girls in the Grass," short fiction, 40 Years of Cutbank. Published, 11/2013.
  • “The Light of Stars, Yes,” fiction, Gulf Coast: vol. 26, issue 1: 117-121. Published, 11/2013.
  • “The Immigrants,” hybrid fiction / lyric essay, Rock & Sling: Vol. 8, Issue 2: 55 - 57. (Originally published in Shadowbox: Issue 6.). Published, 10/2013.
  • Switchback. Melanie Rae Thon interviewed by Charlie Kennedy. http://swback.com/interviews/interview-melanie-rae-thon.html. Published, 09/2013.
  • "Galaxies Beyond Violet," hybrid fiction / lyric essay, originally published in Five Points: vol. 15, nos. 1 & 2: 74 – 80. Scheduled for reprint in the After Coetzee Project (print anthology): 2014. Accepted, 08/2013.
  • "My Country Before, My Country After,” hybrid poetry / fiction / lyric essay, Lumina: Vol. XII: 157 - 160. Published, 07/2013.
  • “Jackrabbit, Lizard, Rattlesnake, Saguaro,” fiction, Agni: vol. 77: 140 – 151. Published, 05/2013.
  • North Central Review: Melanie Rae Thon interviewed by Heather Placko: http://orgs.noctrl.edu/review/authorinterviews.html. Published, 05/2013.
  • "Galaxies Beyond Violet,” hybrid fiction / lyric essay, Five Points, 15th Anniversary Issue: vol. 15, no. 1 & 2: 74 - 80. Published, 03/2013.
  • Review of “Still Life” by Vinicius Jatobá, Granta: http://www.granta.com/New-Writing/Melanie-Rae-Thon-on-Vinicius-Jatoba. Published, 02/2013.
  • "The Immigrants," hybrid fiction / lyric essay, Shadowbox: http://www.shadowboxmagazine.org/issue6/. Published, 01/2013.
  • Fourteen Hills: Melanie Rae Thon interviewed by Stephanie Doeing. Vol. 19, No.1: 97 - 107. Published, 01/2013.
  • “Niña Pérdida: Love Song for Iris,” story, Fourteen Hills: Vol. 19, No. 1: 108 – 118. Published, 01/2013.
  • “The Good Samaritan Speaks,” Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion: Issue 74: 99 – 100. Published, 11/2012.
  • “The Window,” Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion: Issue 74: 99 – 100. Published, 11/2012.
  • "Instructions for Extinction" reprinted in Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, “Found” Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts, edited by David Shields and Matthew Vollmer, New York, NY: Norton, 2012: 291 – 294. Originally published in Colorado Review, vol. XXVIII, no. two: 170 – 174. Published, 10/2012.
  • "Everything Is Good" and "Morning Light," fusion photographs, invited contribution, Altered Scale, curated by Jeff Hansen: http://alteredscale.com/margaret-rae-thon/. Published, 09/2012.
  • Fiction Writers Review: Interview with Aaron Cance: The Idea That Has Entered the Flesh: Melanie Rae Thon and The Voice of the River. Published, 02/08/2012.
    http://fictionwritersreview.com/interviews/the-ide...
  • “Music & Meaning,” essay, included in Architectures of Possibility: After Innovative Fiction, edited by Trevor Dodge and Lance Olsen. Bowie, MD: Guide Dog Books, 2012: 171 - 172. Published, 02/2012.
  • "Tu B'Shvat: for the drowned and the saved," story, The Antioch Review: 70th Anniversary Issue, vol. 69, No. 4, Fall 2011: 725 – 751. Published, 11/2011.
  • “The Heart Breaks and Breaks Open,” essay (expanded version of "Five Reasons to Tell a Story in 2011), invited contribution, Glimmer Train Bulletin 56: http://www.glimmertrain.com/b56thon.html. Published, 09/2011.
  • “Catalytic Convergence,” essay, invited contribution, The Story Prize: http://thestoryprize.blogspot.com/2011/08/melanie-rae-thon-catalytic-convergence.html. Published, 08/11/2011.
  • “The Companionship of Stone,” Antioch Review, vol. 69, no. 3: 409 – 423. Published, 07/2011.
  • “There Is No Happiness Like Mine,” essay, invited contribution, Beatrice, edited by Ron Hogan: http://beatrice.com/wordpress/2011/05/16/melanie-rae-thon-guest-author/. Published, 05/2011.
  • “The Book of Wonders,” writing experiment, invited contribution, Poets & Writers: http://www.pw.org/content/melanie_rae_thon. Published, 05/2011.
  • “Playlist for Tu B’Shvat,” essay, invited contribution, Largehearted Boy, edited by David Gutowski: http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2011/05/book_notes_mela.html. Published, 05/2011.
  • “Five Reasons to Tell a Story in 2011,” essay, invited contribution, The Quivering Pen, edited by David Abrams: http://davidabramsbooks.blogspot.com/search?q=Melanie+Rae+Thon. Published, 05/2011.
  • "In This Light: New and Selected Stories," Saint Paul: Graywolf. Published, 05/2011.
  • “Lullaby for Lost Children,” Iron Horse, vol. 12.6 / 13.1: 55 – 56. Published, 04/2011.
  • "A Letter for Diana," introduction to the work of Diana Joseph, included in Of a Monstrous Child, edited by Nate Liederbach and James Harris; Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 59 - 62. Published, 01/2011.