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The  Fire Within:  A Literary Vocation. Circulating

Suddenly a Mortal Splendor. A Novel. With a Foreword by Tracy Santa.Colorado Springs: Rhyolite Press,  2015. Novel. 342 pages

The Voice of the Children in the Apple Tree. Colorado Springs: Rhyolite Press, 2015. Novel. 498 pages

The Door of the Sad People. Colorado Springs: Rhyolite Press, 2014. Novel. 442 pages

Gifts from the Heart: Stories, Memories, & Chronicles of Lou Gonzales Oller. Selected and edited with an Introduction by Alexander Blackburn. Colorado Springs: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2010. Finalist, 2011 Colorado Book Award.

Meeting the Professor: Growing Up in the William Blackburn Family. Winston-Salem: John F. Blair, 2004. Foreword by Fred Chappell. Autobiography/Biography.

Creative Spirit: Toward a Better World. Berkeley: Creative Arts Book Company, 2001. Essays.

Suddenly a Mortal Splendor. Dallas: Baskerville, 1995. Novel. Finalist, 1996 Colorado Book Award. Colorado Springs, Rhyolite Press, 2015.

Editor, Higher Elevations: Stories from the West: A “Writers’ Forum” Anthology. Athens: Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 1993.

A Sunrise Brighter Still: The Visionary Novels of Frank Waters. Athens: Swallow Press/ Ohio University Press, 1991. Literary Criticism.

Editor, The Interior Country: Stories of the Modern West. Swallow Press/ Ohio University Press, 1987. Anthology edited with the assistance of Craig Lesley.

The Cold War of Kitty Pentecost. Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 1979. Out of print.

The Myth of the Picaro: Continuity and Transformation of the Picaresque Novel, 1554-1954. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1979. Literary Criticism. Paperback & e-book edition, Enduring Editions, 2014.

Editor-in Chief and Publisher, with Craig Lesley, Bret Lott, and Victoria McCabe, Writers’ Forum. Vols. I (1974) through XXI (1995). Literary journal of fiction and poetry-- over 30,000 submissions-- with occasional essays devoted to western writers (Frank Waters, Wallace Stegner, Rudolfo Anaya, John Nichols, Joanne Greenberg, Thomas Hornsby Ferril), to the literary situation (Paul Engle, James B. Hall), or to regional topics ( Pikes Peak as inspiration for Katherine Lee Bates’s “America the Beautiful”).

Recent Essays and Stories

“The New Old West of Clay Reynolds.” In circulation, 2015.

“In the Country of the Blind.” War, Literature & the Arts, 21 (2009), 85-108. Short Story.

“Only in Taos,” in la puerta, Taos: The Art of Fetching Sky, Taos: Wild Embers, 2009, 2 vols., 62, 43-7, 56-8 . Memoir.

“ In the Country of the Blind.” War, Literature & the Arts, 21 (2009) 85-108, short story

“Foreword” to Phaedra Greenwood, Beside the Rio Hondo, Santa Fe:Sunstone Press, 2007. Finalist, New Mexico Book Award, 2008.

“Komunyakaa in Colorado,” Callaloo 28:3 (2005) 491-99. Published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

“The Physicist,” War, Literature & the Arts, 15:1 & 2 (2004) 130-48. Short story nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

“ The Mythology of the Planet” in Rekindling the Inner Light, edited by Barbara Waters with Foreword by Vine Deloria, Jr. Taos: Waters Foundation Press, 2003. On Frank Waters and Teilhard de Chardin.

“Pastoral Emergence” in Sites of Insight, University Press of Colorado, 2003.

“Foreword” to Pure Waters: Frank Waters and the Quest for the Cosmic, Swallow Press/ Ohio University Press, 2002.


Door of the Sad People

Alexander Blackburn :: Higher Elevations

Alexander Blackburn :: A Sunrise Brighter Still

Alexander Blackburn :: The Interior Country

Alexander Blackburn :: The Cold War of Kitty Pentecost

Alexander Blackburn :: Myth of the Picaro

Writers' Forum by Alexander Blackburn

Gifts From the Heart

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