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.

thompson imageRichard 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).

frager bookRobert 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).

strasser book

strasser book
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.

nonini imageDon 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.


jumonville imageNeil 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).

shoemaker bookTales 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.

rusk bookLauren Rusk ’80 has published her second book, a volume of poems, Pictures in the Firestorm (Plain View, 2007).

asher book
asher book

Donald 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).

lewis bookThe 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 Graham ’01, 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.”