A new book of poems, Once out of the Woods, by Doris
Felde Avshalomov ’43, M.A.T. ’63,
was letterpressed from hand-set type by her at Howlet Press in April.
Richard Thompson ’52, Keck Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences and director
of the Neuroscience Program at the University of Southern California, has co-written Memory:
A Key to Consciousness (Joseph Henry Press, 2005).
Robert Frager ’61 is editor of the newly published Sharing
Sacred Stories: Current Approaches to Spiritual Direction and Guidance (Crossroad Publishing Company, 2007).
Leslie Scalapino ’66 has published a collection of poetry, Day
Ocean State of Stars’ Night:
Poems & Writings 1989 & 1999–2006 (Green Integer, 2007).
The Reason/Unreason Project (Lewis-Clark Press, 2006), a collection of poetry by Judith
Strasser ’66, received the Lewis-Clark Expedition Award in 2007. Strasser is also contributor
and co-editor of 75 Poems on Retirement (University of Iowa Press, 2007), with poet Robin
Chapman. The book includes poetry by men and women—from their fifties to their eighties—in
various locales in the U.S. and abroad, who frame the experience of retirement in terms of
its limitations and also its bounty.
Don Nonini ’68 is the second author of Local
Democracy Under Siege: Activism, Public Interests, and Private Politics (New York University Press, 2007), a collaborative study
of contemporary local politics and democracy under neoliberalism in the United States. Nonini
is currently on leave from his position as professor and director of graduate studies in
the anthropology department at University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.
Janet Williams Youngblood ’68 has published an academic work on political parties
and democracy, Learning Democratic Practices: Mass Media, Political
Parties, and American Political Development (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2006). Youngblood is a member of the
adjunct faculty of Teachers College at Columbia University, in the organization and leadership
department, and teaches political science at SUNY–Stony Brook.
Neil Jumonville ’77, William Warren Rogers Professor of History at Florida State University,
is co-editor of Liberalism for a New Century (University of California Press, 2007).
from the Hanging Court, co-authored by Robert Shoemaker ’78, was published by
Oxford University Press in 2007. Additionally, his article “The Proceedings of the
Old Bailey, 1674–1834” was published in the Smithsonian
Magazine in April.
Lauren Rusk ’80 has published her second book, a volume of poems, Pictures
in the Firestorm (Plain View, 2007).
Asher ’83 published his 10th book: Who
Gets Promoted, Who Doesn’t, and
Why (Ten Speed Press, 2007), and also the second edition of Cool
Colleges for the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different (Ten Speed Press, 2007).
Andreas Killen ’85 has published 1973
Nervous Breakdown: Watergate, Warhol, and the Birth of Post-Sixties America (Bloomsbury USA, 2006). “One of the sources of inspiration
for 1973 Nervous Breakdown was a class of Roger Porter’s, in which I was first introduced
to Thomas Pynchon, whose novel Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) I discuss in one chapter of
my book.” Killen, associate professor of history at City College of New York, is also
author of Berlin Electropolis: Shock, Nerves, and German Modernity (Weimar and Now: German
Cultural Criticism) (University of California Press, 2006).
The Great Man, a fourth novel by Kate Christensen-Lewis ’86, appears in hardcover
from Doubleday on August 14.
The short story “And Then it All Went up in Flame,” by Jennifer
appeared in the Seattle Review (volume XXIX, number 1). “The story was originally written
for a creative writing workshop during my undergraduate days at Reed, so, much thanks to
any old Reedies out there who helped with it.”