Sunday, January 31, 2010

Poetry publication history

Thomas, P. L. (2011, March). quilting. English Journal, 100(4), TBD.

-----. (2008, September). horae. English Journal, 98(1), 15.

-----. (2008). billboard, drawn to two. In Ed. R. Harkai, Still Home: The Essential Poetry of Spartanburg (pp. 15-19). Spartanburg, SC: Hub City.

-----. (2008, Fall). aching, yellow wood to bare. root, 2(3), 21.

-----. (2007, Fall). mountain biking, upon hearing Adrienne rich speak and read her poetry. root, 1(2), 26-27.

-----. (2006, Spring). Wishing away the bars. James Dickey Newsletter, 22 (2), 41.

-----. (2003, Spring). rocks, scissors, paper—stoned. the echo, 11.

-----. (2002, November). Mary (sea of bitterness). English Journal, 92 (2), 118.

-----. (2001, May). Poetry showcase: if—pining, melting, leprosy, Mary (sea of bitterness), the death of us. drift, 1 (3), 29.

-----. (2001, January). michael has a beautiful voice. drift, 1 (2), 11.

-----. (2001, September). wishing away the bars, bones of contention, the me not me. drift,1 (1), 16, 18.

-----. (1998, Fall). blouses and skirts. The South Carolina Review, 31 (1), 138.

-----. (1997). Salvador Dali’s Daughter Mine. Writers INC, 33.

-----. (1997, January). michael has a beautiful voice. The Carolinian, 29 (13), 12.

-----. (1996, Spring). etching. The Old Red Kimono, 25, 45.

-----. (1994). 3 1/2’s (three halves). Outerbridge (25), 74.

-----. (1993, February). dairy road. South Carolina Writing Teacher, 3 (3), 4.

-----. (1992). don’t let your legs. Amelia: twenty, 12 (1), 158.

-----. (1990, Fall). She could. Cumberland Poetry Review, 10 (1), 48.

-----. (1989, Fall/Winter). Dairy road. Aura Literary/Arts Review, 27, 40-41.

-----. (1989, Fall). Dickey. Oregon English, 11 (2B), 35.

-----. (1987, January). Thoughts in silhouette. The Writer, 100 (1), 22-23.

-----. (1985). Nada y pues nada. The Piedmont Literary Review, 10 (3).

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sense Series Update

I am excited to announce that we are close to having the first three volumes of the new series with Sense under contract:

• Jeanne Gerlach's work on Sandra Cisneros

• My volume on comics and graphic novels (which I will support with a companion blog)

• Karen Stein's work on Rachel Carson

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Call for Manuscripts: Sense series

Critical Literacy Teaching Series: Challenging Authors and Genres

Series Editor: P. L. Thomas, EdD, Furman University
Publisher: Sense

Kincheloe (2005) offers a foundational argument about the role of critical pedagogy in our classrooms:

"[P]roponents of critical pedagogy understand that every dimension of schooling and every form of educational practice are politically contested spaces. Shaped by history and challenged by a wide range of interest groups, educational practice is a fuzzy concept as it takes place in numerous settings, is shaped by a plethora of often-invisible forces, and can operate even in the name of democracy and justice to be totalitarian and oppressive." (p. 2)

This series will explore major authors and genres through a critical literacy lens that seeks to offer students opportunities as readers and writers to embrace and act upon their own empowerment. Further, the volumes in this series are guided by Freire (2005) as well:

"One of the violences perpetuated by illiteracy is the suffocation of the consciousness and the expressiveness of men and women who are forbidden from reading and writing, thus limiting their capacity to write about their reading of the world so they can rethink about their original reading of it." (p. 2)

We are seeking book-length manuscript proposals for volumes in this new series. Volumes may address individual authors or genres of literature.

Volume ideas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

Sandra Cisneros
Louise Erdrich
Rachel Carson
Alice Walker

Graphic novels and comics
Children’s literature

Send proposal ideas or questions about potential volumes to the series editor, P. L. Thomas, by email (paul.thomas[at]

Series Editorial Board:

Karen Stein, PhD, University of Rhode Island

Shirley Steinberg, PhD, McGill University

Jeanne Gerlach, EdD, University of Texas-Arlington

Leila Christenbury, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

Renita Schmidt, PhD, Furman University

Ken Lindblom, PhD, Stony Brook University