Bibliography

Fiction Publication History

  • Short Story: “Silent Retreats,” Puerto del Sol, 1983
  • Short Story: “Fiona’s Rooms,” South Dakota Review, 1984
  • Short Story: “Long Pine,” Sou’Wester, 1984
  • Short Story: “Wilbur Gray Falls in Love with an Idea,” Florida Review, 1986
  • Short Story: “Arcola Girls,” New England Review/Bread Loaf Quarterly, 1986
  • Book: Silent Retreats, University of Georgia Press, 1988
  • Short Story: “Down,” Tamaqua, 1989
  • Short Story: “Flanagan,” Tamaqua, 1990
  • Short Story: “Business,” New England Review, 1992 (Pushcart nomination)
  • Short Story: “Dakota Feed and Grain,” Florida Review, 1992
  • Short Story: “Close Calls,” Indiana Review, 1992
  • Short Story: “Cassadaga,” Missouri Review, 1992
  • Short Story: “Sadorus,” Sou’wester, 1993
  • Short Story: “Forty Martyrs,” New England Review, 1994 (Pushcart nomination) (Best American Short Stories ’95 100 most distinguished stories)
  • Short Story: “The Underlife,” Crazyhorse, 1994 (Pushcart Special Mention)
  • Short Story: “Vasco and the Virgin,” Tamaqua, 1995
  • Short Story: “Robert and Erica,” StoryQuarterly, 1998
  • Short Story: “Silent,” Tamaqua, 2000
  • Co-editor, anthology, by Arbiter Press: The Orlando Group and Friends — Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction from Central Florida, with Christine Blackwell and Stephen Caldwell Wright, 2001
  • Short Story reprinted in Orlando Group and Friends: “Forty Martyrs,” 2001
  • Short Story reprinted in Bottom of the Ninth: Literary Short Fiction about Baseball, edited by John McNally, Southern Illinois University Press: “Infield,” 2002
  • Short Story: “Dreams of Her,” Florida Review, Fall, 2003
  • Short Story: “Coal Grove,” FrostProof Review, Winter, 2004
  • Short Story: “Lowell and the Rolling Thunder,” Kenyon Review, Summer, 2006
  • Short Story: “Projects,” Chattahoochee Review, Winter 2007 issue
  • Short Stories reprinted in Best American Catholic Short Stories, edited by Dan McVeigh and Patricia Schnapp, Sheed and Ward Publishers, 2007:  “Silent Retreats” and “Geneseo”
  • Short Story: “The Garden Plot,” Visiting Hours and Other Stories, edited by Dan Wickett (Press 54, 2008)

Creative Non-fiction

  • Essay: “Writing in Three Genres,” Louisville Review, Spring, 2005.
  • Essay: “My Father in Light and Shadow, 1956/1963,” New Madrid, Winter, 2007
  • Essay: “River of Lost Boys,” From the Edge of the Prairie Winter, 2007
  • Essay: “The Bat,” baseball issue of Creative Nonfiction, publication pending, summer, 2007
  • Anthology: Scoring from Second: Writers on Baseball, a book of creative nonfiction about baseball and our ordinary lives. Edited and with an Introduction by Philip F. Deaver, Foreword by Lee K. Abbott, University of Nebraska Press, 2007
  • Essay: “A Retrospective of David Huddle,” The Southern Review, Summer, 2008.
  • Essay: “Deep Image, Humor, and the Poetry of William Matthews,” First Draft: The Journal of the Alabama Writers’ Forum, Spring, 2009.

Poems

  • “Fossils,” The Reaper, 1990. Anthologized in Florida in Poetry, Eds. Jones and O’Sullivan, Pineapple Press, 1995
  • “Shoney’s,” The Florida Review, 1997
  • “Corona,” The Florida Review, 2000
  • “The Night Light in the New Life,” Poetry Miscellany, 2002
  • “Okay,” Measure, 2002-3 issue, creative writing magazine of St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, IN. This is the venerable magazine Philip assisted editors Ron Staudt and Ray Leliaert in putting out, in the heart of the sixties. “Okay” was published in their recent issue commemorating the editors from the storied past.
  • Book: How Men Pray, Anhinga Press, 2005
  • “Flying,” read by Garrison Keillor, Writers Almanac, August 14, 2005
  • “Ray and Me,” From the Edge of the Prairie, Winter, 2005
  • “The Worrier’s Guild,” read by Garrison Keillor, Writers Almanac, August 20, 2005
  • “The Worrier’s Guild,” reprinted (seriously!) in the “bird flu” issue of the magazine of The Center for Disease Control, 2006
  • “Pink,” reprinted in From the Edge of the Prairie, Winter, 2008
  • “Flying,” reprinted in Poets Guide to Birds, edited by Ted Kooser and Judith Kitchen, Anhinga Press, 2008
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