Phantom Breast, Poetry chapbook. Edinboro Book Arts, 2003
A GENESIS. Poems. New York: Brito & Lair, 2000.
THE FAMILY TRACK: KEEPING YOUR FACULTIES WHILE YOU MENTOR, NURTURE, TEACH, AND SERVE. Co-edited with Constance Coiner. Collection of essays with fifty contributors. University of Illinois Press, 1996.
THE LONELY OTHER: A WOMAN WATCHING AMERICA. Personal essays. Selections published in Ms., Ontario Review, Missouri Review, Georgia Review, Kaleidoscope, Creative Nonfiction, Laurel Review, University of Illinois Press, 1996.
KOYAANISQATSI. Poems. Heatherstone Press, 1995.
THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY. Poems. Salt-Works Press, 1989.
SELECTED POEMS OF ANNE SEXTON. Co-edited with Diane Wood Middlebrook. Poetry selections, critical introduction. Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Book of the Month Club Alternate, 1992.
SEXTON: SELECTED CRITICISM. Editor. Anthology of critical essays. The University of Illinois Press, 1988.
OEDIPUS ANNE: THE POETRY OF ANNE SEXTON. Critical Study, The University of Illinois Press, 1987.
EPITAPH AND ICON (with M. A. Nelson). Critical study and field guide to eighteenth century New England gravestones. Parnassus Imprints, 1983.
BLAKE AND FREUD. Critical Study. Cornell University Press, 1980. Nominated for Pulitzer Prize, James Russell Lowell Prize; Outstanding Academic Book of 1980, Choice.
Parts of Books (selected)
"Loving Karen," in A Sea of Stories, ed. Sonya Jones, Haworth Press, 2000.
"Lynching Women: A Feminist Reading of Twin Peaks," in Full of Secrets: Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks, ed. David Lavery, Wayne University Press, 1995, pp. 109-119. Extended critical version of article on TP originally in MS. Magazine.
"Mothering in the Academy," in Listening to Silences: New Essays in Feminist Criticism, eds. Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Elaine Hedges. Oxford University Press, 1994, pp. 225-244.
"Keeping Our Working Distance: Aging and Creativity in Maxine Kumin's Poetry," in Aging and Gender in Literature of the Life Cycle, eds. Anne M. Wyatt-Brown and Janice Rossen. University of Virginia Press, 1993, pp. 314-338.
"Who is the Double Ghost Whose Head is Smoke? Double Haunting and Double Discourse in Women's Poetry on Aging," in Memory and Desire: Aging--Literature--Psychology, eds. Kathleen Woodward and Murray M. Schwartz. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987, pp. 134-153.
"Anne Sexton," in Contemporary American Poets, volume of Contemporary Authors Bibliographical Series, (CABS), ed. Ronald Baughman. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1986, pp. 307-334.
"Toward Psychoanalytic Feminism: The Mother in Dream-Stealing, the Father in Dreams," in Face to Face: Fathers, Mothers, Masters, Monsters, ed. Margaret Murray. Greenwood Press, 1983, pp. 89-128
"Man's Infinite Concern: Gravestones as Fetishes," (with M. A. Nelson), in Objects of Special Devotion, ed. Ray B. Browne. Bowling Green: Popular Culture Press, 1981, pp. 136-150.
"Stumbling on Melons: Sexual Dialectics and Discrimination in English Departments," in English Literature: Opening Up The Canon (Selected Papers of The English Institute, 1979), eds. Leslie Fiedler and Houston Baker, Jr. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981, pp. 107-136.
Articles and Reviews
Over forty articles and review essays on poetry, feminist criticism, psychoanalytic theory, gravestone studies, and other subjects, in scholarly and academic journals that include Studies in Short Fiction, College English, The Centennial Review, Hartford Studies in Literature, Enclitic: Texts on contemporary Critical Theories, The Journal of Popular Culture, Kentucky Folklore Record, Women's Studies, Poesis, Soundings, Literature and Psychology, The New Orleans Review. Review articles in The Georgia Review, American Literature, Tulsa Studies, Women's Studies, Women's Review of Books, Spoon River Poetry Review. Parts of books in collections published by Oxford, Indiana, Johns Hopkins, Illinois, Greenwood, Houghton Mifflin, Michigan, Harper Collins.
Poems and Creative Nonfiction
Poems and personal essays in publications including Norton's In Brief, TriQuarterly, The Georgia Review, Croton Review, Negative Capability, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Ontario Review, The Missouri Review, Kaleidoscope, Ms. Magazine, Best American Essays, Radical Teacher, Creative Nonfiction, Ohio Review, Heatherstone Press Anniversary Edition. Interview and essay pieces in Poets and Writers and Associated Writing Programs Chronicle.
Advisory Board, Spoon River Poetry Review, current.
Contributing Editor, The Health Anthology of American Literature, gen. ed. Paul Lauter, D.C. Heath, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2000.
Publications of the Modern Language Association, Cornell University Press, The Centennial Review, The University of Massachusetts Press, The University of Illinois Press, Duquesne University Press.
Manuscripts In Progress, Books Forthcoming:
Cool Fire: Meditation and Mindfulness in Creative Writing, ed. with Sonya Jones. Essay Collection.
Body Parts. Poems.
White Girl: Living with Native Americans. Personal essays.