William Caverlee









Amid the Swirling Ghosts and Other Essays. Lafayette: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2009.




Chapters in anthologies:


“The Best Southern Short Story Ever?” In The Writer’s Presence, Sixth Edition. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009.  Reprinted in The Writer’s Presence, Seventh Edition, 2012.


“Rain.” In The Saint Ann’s Review, Tenth Anniversary Issue. Brooklyn: The Saint Ann’s School, 2011.




Magazine articles:


“Moving Out,” The Oxford American, 2011. No. 74.


“Penance: the Crucibles of Andre Dubus,” The Oxford American, 2011. No. 73.


“Ernest J. Gaines's Odyssey,” The Oxford American, 2011. No. 72.


“From 747 to B-17,” WWII Quarterly, Spring 2011. Vol. 2 No. 3.


“Flyboy Faulkner,” Aviation History, Jan. 2011. Vol. 21. No. 3.


“Walker Percy's Dread Latter Days,” The Oxford American, The Future Issue, 2010. No. 70.


“Gen. Claire Lee Chennault and His Flying Tigers,” Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Summer 2010.


“A Good Summer: Elizabeth Spencer’s Gulf Coast story,” The Oxford American, Best of the South Issue, 2010. No. 69.


“A Human Record of War, Flight Journal, February 2010.


“Whom Shall We Love?” The Oxford American, Southern Lit Issue, 2009. No. 66.


“A River Runs Through It,” The Oxford American, Best of South Issue, 2009, No. 65.


“The Piano Player,” The Oxford American, Music Issue, 2008, No. 63.


“Quartered,” The Oxford American, New Orleans/Gulf Coast Issue 2008, No. 62.


“Ode to a Hoop Star,” The Oxford American, Best of the South Issue, 2008, No. 61.


“Cinema Paradiso,  The Oxford American, Home Issue, 2008. No. 60.


“The Unenthusiastic Chess Champion of the World,” The Oxford American, Sports Issue, 2007, No. 59.


“Portrait of the Spinster As a Young Woman,” The Oxford American, Best of the South Issue, 2007, No. 57.


“Bullets and Bodies,” The Oxford American, Movie Issue, 2007, No. 56.


“How Far Into Grief, Disaster, or Horror?” The Oxford American, 2006, No. 55.


“A Concise History of Country Music,” The Oxford American, Music Issue, 2006, No. 54.


“The Best Southern Short Story Ever?” The Oxford American, Spring, 2006, No. 53.


“Amid the Swirling Ghosts,” The Oxford American, Winter, 2006, No. 52.





Online articles:


“Travel Book Reviews,” Perceptive Travel. Numerous articles, 2010-present.


“Henry Miller: The Mean Streets of Tropic of Cancer,” Literary Traveler, April 1, 2010.


“Thomas Merton’s Seven Storey Mountain at the Abbey of Gethsemani,” Literary Traveler, March 1, 2010.


“Sailing the Andes with Hal Roth, Travel Writer & Adventurer,” Literary Traveler, August 21, 2009.


“Amid the Swirling Ghosts.” Reprinted in SIRS Renaissance Database.




Newspaper feature articles:


The News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana. Numerous articles, 2010-present.


“The Vocation of a Hardware Man,” The Christian Science Monitor, February 18, 2009.


“In Search of Old-World Charm,” The Christian Science Monitor, January 22, 2009.


“The Louisiana workman’s trusty tool,” The Christian Science Monitor, December 2, 2008.


“What is this game, le baseball?” The Christian Science Monitor, August 15, 2008.


“A Joy-filled Day on the Town,” The Christian Science Monitor, February 28, 2008.


“The Wonder of Gregorian Chant,” The Christian Science Monitor, October 25, 2007.




Literary journals:


“Longleaf Parish,” Memoir (and), 2011. Issue 8.


“Rain,” Saint Ann’s Review, Winter, 2008, Vol. 7, No. 2.


“Arcs,” The Florida Review, Fall/Winter, 1990, Vol. 17, No. 2.


“The History of the Catholic Church in Northern Louisiana,” The Crescent Review, Spring, 1990, Vol. 8, No. 1.


“Topography,” Quarterly West, Winter/Spring, 1990, No. 30.


“Being Sick,” Cimarron Review, July, 1989, No. 88.


“Lake Dornay,” Louisiana Literature, Fall, 1987, Vol. 4, No. 2.





Sherman, Dayne. “Interview with William Caverlee,” Louisiana Libraries. Spring, 2011, vo. 73, No. 4.




Awards, honors:


Third Prize for memoir in prose or poetry. “Longleaf Parish,” Memoir (and), Issue 8, 2011.


Featured writer. Louisiana Book Festival, 2009.


Fiction nominee for Pushcart Prize, Saint Ann’s Review, 2008.


Essay nominee for American Magazine Award, Oxford American, 2006.