Publications and Awards - Philip Kolin

BOOKS

  • In the Custody of Words: Poems. Steubenville, OH: Franciscan UP, 2013.

  • Reading God's Handwriting: Poems. St. Simon Island, GA: Kaufmann Publishing, 2012.
  • Successful Writing at Work. 10th ed. Boston: Cengage/Wadsworth, 2012.

  • A Parable of Women: Poems. Greenwood: Yazoo River P, 2009.

  • Wailing Walls: Poems. Conneaut Lake, PA: Wind & Water P, 2006.

  • Understanding Adrienne Kennedy. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2005.

  • Tennessee Williams’s “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Plays in Production Series. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000.

  • Deep Wonder: Poems. Washington, D.C.: Grey Owl P, 2000.

 

EDITED BOOKS

  • Suzan-Lori Parks In Person: Interviews and Commentaries. With Harvey Young. London: Routledge, 2013.

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. An Edition With Introduction and Notes. London: Methuen, 2010.

  • Suzan-Lori Parks: Essays on the Plays and Other Works. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010.

  • The Influence of Tennessee Williams: Essays on Fifteen American Dramatists. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland, 2008.

  • Contemporary African American Women Playwrights. New York and London: Routledge, 2007.

  • Hurricane Blues: Poems about Katrina and Rita. Co-edited with Susan Swartwout. Cape Girardeau: Southeast Missouri State UP, 2006.

  • The Tennessee Williams Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2004. Japanese translation published by Yushodo Press, Tokyo, in Dec. 2010.

  • The Undiscovered Country: The Later Plays of Tennessee Williams. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.

  • Othello: New Critical Essays. New York: Routledge, 2001.

 

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

  • "An Interview with Poet Paul Mariani." St. Austin Review (Sept.-Oct. 2013).

  •  "The Emmett Till Murder Trial and the Southern Press." Southern Quarterly 50.3 (Spring 2013).

  •  "Brides and Gore in Suzan-Lori Parks's Devotees in the Garden of Love." Notes on Contemporary Literature 43 (May 2013): 4-8.

  •  "Emmett Till." The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Vol. 24. Race. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2013. 258-60.

  • "'my darling Pru': Four Unpublished Letters from Tennessee Williams to Truman Capote." Journal of Modern Literature 37.2 (Winter 2014): 161-76..

  • "Theatricalization of Belief in Tennessee Williams's 'Thank You, Kind Spirit.'"Notes on Contemporary Literature (2013).

  • "The Legacy of the Southern Quarterly." Southern Quarterly 50.1 "Jubilee Issue"  (2012): 5-14.

  • "'The Great Train of Being': Runaway Identities in Suzan-Lori Parks's Loco-Motive." Black Masks 20.2 (Spring 2012):7-8; 13.

  • “Tennessee Williams and the Mighty Mississippi.” Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley 12.1 (Winter 2012): 7-38.

  • “Popular Dance Music in A Glass Menagerie.” Popular Culture Review 23:1 (Winter 2012): 67-74.

  • “Tennessee Williams and Armistice Day: An Unpublished Poem.” Southern Quarterly 48 (Summer 2011): 32-39.

  • “Polish Language and History in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 41.3 (May 2011): 8-10.

  •  “An Interview with Douglas McKeown on the Premiere of Williams’s Kirche, Kutchen, und Kinder, 1979.” Tennessee Williams Annual Review 11 (2010): 65-78. 

  • “An Interview with Distinguished Tennessee Williams Scholar Allean Hale.” Valley Voices: A Literary Review 10 (Spring 2010): 6-13. 

  • “Puck’s Magic Mojo: The Achievements of Suzan-Lori Parks.” In Suzan-Lori Parks; Essays on the Plays and Other Works. Ed. Philip C. Kolin. Jefferson, NC: McFarland 2010: 7-19.

  • “’You one uh mines?’: Dis(re)memberment in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom.” In Suzan-Lori Parks: Essays on the Plays and Other Works. Ed. Philip C. Kolin. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010: 45-64.

  • “Tricky Dick Nixon, Walter Cronkite, and CBS Television: A New Tennessee Williams Letter.” Popular Culture Review 21 (Summer 2010): 5-12.

  • “‘Black up again’: Combating Macbeth in Contemporary African American Drama.” Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance. Ed. Ayanna Thompson and Scott Newstok. London: Palgrave, 2010. 211-21.

  • “Haunting America: Emmett Till in Music and Song.” Southern Cultures (Fall 2009): 115-38.

  • Blues for Emmett Till: The Earliest Extant Song about the Murder of Emmet Till.” African American Review 42.3-4 (Fall 2008 – Winter 2009): 455-60.

  • “Cultural Memory and Circular Time in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Betting on the Dust Commander.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 39 (May 2009): 8-11.

  • “Romeo and Juliet at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, 2008.” Shakespeare Bulletin 27 (Spring 2009): 183-88.

  • “Telephones and Other Symbolic Numbers in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire.” The Explicator. 66, no. 1 (Fall 2007): 34-37.

  • Funnyhouse of a Negro Revisited: An Interview with Billie Allen.” African American Review 41, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 165-76.

  • “Disrupting Racial Performances in Amiri Baraka’s Police.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 37, no. 1 (2007): 2-4.

  • “Picaro Tom Goes Catfishing: The Proleptic Importance of ‘Gift of an Apple.’” Tennessee Williams Annual Review 9 (2007): 27-38.

  • “‘Exchange me for a Goat’: Iago’s Ewes and Rams, Othello’s Goats and Monkeys, and Matthew 25:31-45.” Cithara: Essays in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition 46, no. 2 (May 2007): 3-15.

  • “The Struggles and Triumphs of Staging Gender and Race in Contemporary African American Playwrights.” Contemporary African American Women Playwrights. New York and London: Routledge, 2007. 1-8.

  • “American History/African Nightmare: Adrienne Kennedy and Civil Rights.” Contemporary African American Women Playwrights. New York and London: Routledge, 2007. 62-81.

  • “Tenn and the Banana Queen: The Correspondence between Tennessee Williams and Marion Black Vaccaro.” Tennessee Williams Annual Review 8 (2006): 123-36.

  • “‘It’s Hard to be Human’: Ironies in Tennessee Williams’s ‘Tent Worms.’” Notes on Contemporary Literature 31 (Jan. 2006): 9-12.

  • “Tennessee Williams’s ‘Municipal Abattoir.’” The Explicator 64, no. 2 (Winter 2006): 100-103.

  • “Suzan-Lori Parks’s In the Blood.” The Explicator 64, no. 4 (Summer 2006): 245-48.

  • “‘Milena’s Wedding’ and the Formation of Adrienne Kennedy’s Canon.” CLA Journal 50, no.1 (Sept. 2006): 64-83.

  • “Albee’s Early One-Act Plays: ‘A new American playwright from whom much is to be expected.’” The Cambridge Companion to Edward Albee. Ed. Stephen Bottoms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005. 16-37.

  • “The Fission of Tennessee Williams’s Plays into Adrienne Kennedy’s.” South Atlantic Review 70, no. 4 (Fall 2005): 43-72. Rpt. in The Influence of Tennessee Williams: Essays on Fifteen American Playwrights. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008. 79-94.

  • “Tennessee Williams’s ‘Sand.’” The Explicator 63 (Spring 2005): 173-76.

  • “Tennessee Williams and Sports.” Popular Culture Review 16, no.2 (Summer 2005): 5-22.

  • “The Mutilated: Tennessee Williams’s Apocalyptic Christmas Carol.” American Drama[Univ. of Cincinnati] 13 (Summer 2004): 82-97.

  • “In the Chips: An Interview with Rice’s Potato Chips President Hilary J. Englert.” Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley 4, no. 2 (Fall 2004): 7-24.

  • “Shakespeare Knocks: Macbeth and Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 34 (Sept. 2004): 8-10.

  • “Langston Hughes’s A Soul Gone Home.” The Explicator 61 (Spring 2003): 164-66.

  • “It’s Not Life with Auntie Mame: Tennessee Williams’s ‘Completed.’” Tennessee Williams Literary Journal 4 (2003).

  • “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Modern American Drama: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Jackson R. Bryer. New York: Facts on File, 2003.

  • “Tennessee Williams’s Demolition Downtown.” The Explicator 62 (Fall 2003): 39-41.

  • “An Unpublished Letter to William Carlos Williams from Tennessee Williams.” Resources for American Literary Study (Fall 2003): 159-62.

  • “Tennessee Williams Inscribes Himself in At Liberty.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 33 (Sept. 2003): 8-9.

  • “The Sobbing DuBois Sisters in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 33 (May 2003): 6-8.

  • “Going to Humes High School with Elvis: An Interview with Robert Cummings.” Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley 3 (Spring 2003): 7-25.

  • “Darkness Made Visible: Othello in Criticism and Production.” Othello: New Critical Essays. New York: Routledge, 2002. 1-88.

  • “An Interview with Kent Thompson, Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, June 2000.” Othello: New Critical Essays. New York: Routledge, 2002. 441-56. Rpt. in Introduction to Dramatic Arts: An Anthology. Ed. Barbara Clayton. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt, 2007.

  • “Tennessee Williams, ‘Mother Yaws,’ and AIDS.” Popular Culture Review 13 (Jan. 2002): 63-68.

  • “Eyewitnessing in Tennessee Williams’s Small Craft Warnings.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 32 (Mar. 2002): 9-11.

  • “A Classified Adrienne Kennedy Bibliography.” Bulletin of Bibliography 59 (June 2002): 41-58.

  • “The Family of Mitch: (Un)Suitable Suitors in Tennessee Williams.” The Magical Muse: Millennial Essays on Tennessee Williams. Ed. Ralph F. Voss. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2002. 131-46.

  • “‘Having lost the ability to say My God!’: The Theology of Tennessee Williams’s Small Craft Warnings.” The Undiscovered Country: The Later Plays of Tennessee Williams. New York: Peter Lang, 2002. 107-24.

  • “Tennessee Williams’s Will Mr. Merriwether Return from Memphis?” The Explicator 60 (Winter 2002): 97-100.

  • “Adrienne Kennedy’s A Lesson in Dead Language.” The Explicator 60 (Spring 2002): 170-72.

  • “Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” The Explicator 60 (Summer 2002): 215-17.

  • “Vulnerable Intimacies in Tennessee Williams’s Happy August the Tenth.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 32 (Nov. 2002): 4-6.

  • “‘A play about terrible birds’: Tennessee Williams’s Gnadiges Fraulein and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.” South Atlantic Review 66 (Winter 2001): 1-22.

  • “The Remarkable Rooming House of Mme. Le Monde: Tennessee Williams’s Little Shop of Comic Horrors.” Tennessee Williams Annual Review 4 (2001): 39-48.

  • “Lost in a Sea of Words: Tennessee Williams’s Lifeboat Drill.” Mississippi Quarterly 53 (Winter 2000): 57-66.

  • “Graham Greene’s The Destructors.” The Explicator 58 (Spring 2000): 56-58.

  • “Echoes of Reflexivity in Tennessee Williams’s ‘A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot.’” Notes on Contemporary Literature 30 (Spring 2000): 7-9.

  • “The Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Comedy of Errors.” Shakespeare Bulletin 18 (Summer 2000): 31-32.

  • “Tennessee Williams’s ‘The Frosted Glass Coffin.’” The Explicator 59 (Fall 2000): 44-46.

  • Review: Tennessee Williams’s Spring Storm. Ed. Dan Isaac. World Literature Today 74 (Summer 2000): 369-70.

  • Review: Arthur Miller’s Mr. PetersWorld Literature Today 74 (Winter 2000): 163.

  • Review: Annette E. Saddik’s The Politics of Reputation: The Critical Reception of Tennessee Williams’s Later Plays. Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 14 (Fall 2000): 181-83.

  • Review: Edward Pechter’s Othello and Interpretive TraditionsTheatre Journal 52 (Dec. 2000): 591-92.

  • Review: Nancy Tischler and Albert Devlin, eds. The Letters of Tennessee Williams, Vol. 1. Modern Drama 44 (2001): 262-65.

  • Review: Robert F. Gross’s A Casebook on Tennessee WilliamsModern Drama 45 (Spring 2002): 162-65.

  • Review: Tennessee Williams’s Fugitive Kind. World Literature Today 76 (Winter 2002): 151-52.

  • Review: Richard Schechner’s An Introduction to Performance StudiesWorld Literature Today 77 (2004).

  • Review: Kenneth Holditch and Richard Freeman Leavitt, eds. Tennessee Williams’s South. The Mississippi Quarterly. (2004).

  • Review: Stephen J. Bottom’s Playing Underground: A History of the 1960s Off-Off-Broadway MovementTheatre Journal (2006).

  • Review: Tennessee Williams’s Mister Paradise and Other One-Act Plays. Ed. Nicholas Moschovakis and David Roessel. World Literature Today (March-April 2006): 61.

  • Review: Pavel Chichikov’s Mysteries and Stations in the Manner of Ignatius. St. Linus Review 1, no. 4 (January 2006): 23-24.

  • Review: R. Chris Hassel’s Shakespeare’s Religious Language: A DictionaryChristianity and Literature 55, no. 2 (Winter 2006): 278-80.

  • Review: Marjorie Maddox’s Weeknights at the Cathedral. Rock and Sledge: A Journal of Literature, Art, and Faith 3, no. 2 (Fall 2006): 134-37.

  • Review: James Fisher’s Tony Kushner: New Essays on the Art and Politics of the PlaysModern Drama 50 (Spring 2007): 105-09.

    Review: William Jay Smith's My Friend Tom: The Poet-Playwright. Modern Drama 52 (Spring 2013): 140-42.

 

SELECTED POEMS

  • "Emmett's Wallet." Southern Cultures (Fall 2013).

  • "Emmett Till's Brothers." African American Review (Fall 2013).

  • "Pitching Pennies with Emmett Till." Black Magnolas 7.3 (Fall 2013).

  • "The Judgment of Carolyn Bryant." Black Magnolias 7.3 (Fall 2013).

  • "Emmett Till Road." Black Magnolias 7.3 (Fall 2013).

  • "At the Sack and Save." Time of Singing 40 (Summer 2013): 21.

  • "Adam's Three Gardens." Christian Century (July 10, 2013): 26.

  • "St. Joseph's Transitus." St. Austin Review 13.3 (May-June 2013): 17.

  • "Mahalia Sings the Blues." Arkansas Review 44 (April 2013): 19.

  • "Aunt Aretha Remembers." Arkansas Review 44 (April 2013): 20.

  • "Memorial Day at Panama City Beach." South Carolina Review 45 (Spring 2013): 100.

  • "The Emmett Till Jury." Valley Voices 13.1 (Spring 2013): 58.

  • "Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin." Cake 7 (2013): 108.

  • "Emmett Till's Sister." Cake 7 (2013): 109.

  • "The Printers' Mass." Tipton Poetry Journal 25 (Winter-Sppring 2013): 66.

  • "The Prayer Lady." Third Wednesday (Winter 2013): 24.

  • "Paging Dr. Seuss." Seminary Ridge Review 15.1 (Autumn 2012): 162-63.

  • "A Delta Christmas." Black Magnolias 6 (Fall 2012): 57

  • "What Emmett Till Would Have Sung." Black Magnolias 6 (Fall 2012): 58.

  • "At a Blues Church." Louisiana Literature 29.1 (2012): 90-91.

  • "Deception." Louisiana Literature 29.1 (2012): 92.

  • "Manet's Pure Color." Louisiana Literature 29.1 (2012): 93-94.

  • “Job’s Blazon.” Christian Century (2012).

  • “Lectio Divina.” America (2012).

  • ‘The Blues Church.” Louisiana Literature (Spring 2012).

  • “Deception.” Louisiana Literature (Spring 2012).

  • “Mary and Gabriel.” Saint Austin Review (2012).

  • “An Apostate’s Prayer.” St. Katherine’s Review (2012)

  • “Holiness is.” Saint Austin Review 11 (September/October 2011): 20.

  • “Mardi Gras Redux.” Third Wednesday 3 (Summer 2011): 10.

  • “The Song of the Homeless.” Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal 29.1 ( Summer 2011): 3.

  • “Mary’s Aviary.” Penwood Review (Spring 2011).

  • “The Grandfather from Pilsen.” Penwood Review (Spring 2011).

  • “An Autopsy of a Crucifixion.” Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature 15 (April 2011): 5.

  • “A Butterfly Sonata.” Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature 15 (April 2011): 4.

  • “Eulogy for Buffalo.” Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems 14 (Spring 2011): 27.

  • “Heaven.” Tipton Poetry Review 16 (Winter 2010): 36.

  • “The River.” Seminary Ridge Review 13 (Autumn 2010): 126.

  • “Genesis.” Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality 10.2 (Fall 2010): 307.

  • “Lunar Equations.” Third Wednesday 2.4 (Fall 2010): 49-50.

  • “Obituaries.” Saint Austin Review 10 (Nov. – Dec. 2010): 16.

  • “Making Grandfather’s Bed.” Time of Singing 37 (Winter 2010): 40

  • “Her Handwriting.” Poetry South 2 (2010): 37.

  • “My Name is Candy.” Valley Voices: A Literary Review 10.1 (Spring 2010): 128-29

  • “Trio.” Penwood Review 14.1 (Spring 2010): 9.

  • “Feathers.” Christian Century (August 10, 2010): 30

  • “Heavenly Bread.” The Bread of Life [Burlington, Ontario] 32 (July 2010): 40.

  • “A Woman’s Hostel.” Third Wednesday 1 (Fall 2009).

  • “Burial at Sea.” Kaleidoscope: Exploring The Experience of Disability through Literature and the Fine Arts 58 (July 2009): 18.

  • “Homeless America Welcomes the President.” Blue Collar Review 12 (Winter 2008-2009): 31.

  • “The Ongoingness of Fantasy.” Paper Street, www.paperstreet.com (2008).

  • “God’s Jazz.” Penwood Review 28 (Spring 2008): 31.

  • “Praying the Icons.” Penwood Review 28 (2008); also at www.penwoodreview.com

  • “The Othello Blues.” Shakespeare Newsletter 57 (Fall 2007): 50,

  • “Midlife.” Louisiana Literature 24 (Fall-Winter 2007): 79.

  • “Fishing for Gulls.” Louisiana Literature 24 (Fall-Winter 2007): 78.

  • “On Crucifixion Day.” The Cresset (Valparaiso Univ.) 70 (2007): 57.

  • “The Singles Party Again.” Valley Voices 7 (Fall 2007): 37.

  • “An Obituary Courtship.” Time of Singing 34 (Spring 2007): 36.

  • “The Martha Within.” Penwood Review 10 (Spring 2006): 30; also at www.penwoodreview.com

  • “A Chicago Nativity.” Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought 21 (Dec. 2006): 18.

  • “Slaver Superdome.” Hurricane Blues: Poems about Katrina and Rita (2006): 78-79.

  • “Close to the Base.” Blue Collar Review 8 (Spring 2005): 41.

  • “Her Last Photo.” Theology Today [Princeton Univ.] 61 (Oct. 2004): 362.

  • “Waves.” Christianity and Literature 52 (Spring 2003): 443.

  • “Mississippi Rain.” Big Muddy 3 (Spring 2003): 102.

  • “The Prodigal’s Brother.” Ancient Paths 10 (Spring 2003): 24.

  • “Needle Thin.” Hummingbird 12 (June 2002): 30.

  • “Communion.” RE:AL 27 (Spring-Fall 2002): 80.

  • “An Evening at Tennessee’s” Magical Muse: Millennial Essays on Tennessee Williams. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2002. vii-ix.

  • “Jeweled Silence” Christianity and Literature 50 (Winter 2001): 381.

  • “God’s Love.” Blueline 19 (1998): 36-37.

  • “Willy’s Birthday.” Michigan Quarterly Review 37 (Fall 1998): 652.

  • “The Winter Bride.” Yemasee: The Literary Magazine of the University of South Carolina 3 (Winter 1996): 50-51.

  • “The Soddy-Daisy.” Poems & Plays 1 (Spring-Summer 1994): 30.

  • “The Gull’s Confirmation.” South Carolina Review 23 (Spring 1991): 57.

  • “Sea Dreaming.” Xavier Review 5 (1985): 37.