Odd Bits

"Tales of Grandeur, Tales of Risk," Harper's Vol. 249, No. 1494 (November, 1974), 122.

"A Speech on Socks," The New York Times December 12, 1978, p. A23.

"Learning to Chop Wood," The Christian Science Monitor January 24, 1979, 21.

"A Note on Process," The Christian Science Monitor April 30, 1979, 25.

"A Note on Process," Jeopardy Vol. 15 (Spring, 1979), 8.

"Some Notes on the Uncertainty Principle," New Lazarus Review No. 1 (Spring, 1978), 49.

"Critic's Christmas Choices," Commonweal Vol. CVI, No. 22, 263.

Introduction, Wind on the Sand, Pinion. New York: Paulist Press, 1981.

"Island Reflections," Science 81 Vol. 2, No. 3 (April, 1981), 62

"A Watcher of Things, "The Christian Science Monitor, April 8, 1982, 20.

Commencement Address, Fairhaven College, 1978, reprinted in Seventeen Magazine, June, 1979; Journeys: A Reading Literature Program, New York, 1982, 1986; The Elements of Writing, New York, 1983; The Developing Writer, Glenview, Illinois, 1988. (the first and last commencement address)

"The Bats," Hollins Vol. 32, No. 6 (Spring, 1982), 11.

"A Moment in American History," American Heritage?anniversary issue (Winter, 1984). Reprinted in Byron Dobell, A Sense of History, American Heritage Press, 1986.

"Memories of the Season," Pittsburgh Magazine, Dec., 1985.

"John Moore: A Sense of Proportion, A Gracious Heart," Hollins Magazine, October, 1985. Reprinted in?Roanoke Times.

"North Yemen," New York Times, The Sophisticated Traveler.

"Encounter with Buckminster Fuller," in Brushes with Greatness, ed. by Russell Banks, Michael Ondaatje, and David Young. Toronto: 1989.

rotten review in Rotten Reviews II, ed. by Bill Henderson, Pushcart Press, 1989.

Pratt Street Project, Hartford: 42 bricks laid with 2 engraved sentences from Teaching a Stone to Talk and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Spring 1990.

Audio Prose Library, 1989: "The Eclipse"--a reading and an interview.

Introduction to James Agee's "A Mother's Tale" in You've Got to Read This, ed Ron Hansen, 1994.

"Spring," a story in PEN Syndicated Fiction Project," aired on "The Sound of Writing."

First dumb truism entry in The Meaning of Life, ed. David Friend and the editors of Life, Little Brown, 1991.

"A Letter from Annie Dillard," The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Spring, 1991.

"New England Bookshelf," New England Monthly.

"Keep it Simple," Architectural Digest, July 96

"Doggerel," Solares Hill, January 14, 2005

Best American Essays of 1988 (ed. with Robert Atwan)

Modern American Memoirs (1996, ed. with Cort Conley)


"The Writer's Brush," drawing and paintings, especially in introduction, an exhibit at Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NY, summer/fall 2007. Four paintings. Show travels to Cambridge winter 07-08.

Art News, March 2010, page 119, UP NOW, Reviews: National, Annie Dillard, Gallery on Greene, Key West

Art Review, Art News, winter 2010