New List of Peace Corps authors who have published 2 or more books

Here is our list of RPCV & staff authors we know of who have published two or more books of any type. Currently, the count is 434.

If you know of someone who has and their name is not on this list, then please email: jcoyneone@gmail.com. We know we don’t have all such writers who have served over these past 60 years. Thank you.’

  1. Jerome R. Adams (Colombia 1963–65)
  2. Tom Adams (Togo 1974-76)
  3. Thomas “Taj” Ainlay, Jr. (Malaysia 1973–75)
  4. Elizabeth (Letts) Alalou (Morocco 1983–86)
  5. Jane Albritton (India 1967-69)
  6. Robert Albritton (Ethiopia 1962-65)
  7. Usha Alexander (Vanuatu 1996–97)
  8. James G. Alinder (Somalia 1964-66)
  9. Richard Alleman (Morocco 1968-70)
  10. Hayward Allen (Ethiopia 1962-64)
  11. Diane Demuth Allensworth (Panama 1964–66)
  12. Paul E. Allaire (Ethiopia 1964–66)
  13. Allman (Nepal 1966-68)
  14. Nancy Amidei (Nigeria 1964–65)
  15. Gary Amo (Malawi 1962–64)
  16. David C. Anderson (Costa Rica 1964-66)
  17. Lauri Anderson (Nigeria 1963-65)
  18. Peggy Anderson (Togo 1962-64)
  19. James Archambeault (Philippines 1965-67)
  20. Ron Arias (Peru 1963-64)
  21. William H. Armstrong (Staff: Ethiopia 1966–68, CD/Swaziland 1968–71)
  22. Brent K. Ashabranner (Staff: India, PC Deputy Director (1964-69)
  23. Donald Arneson (Jamaica 1989)
  24. Brent Kenneth Ashabranner (Staff 1967-69)
  25. Harlan H.D. Attfield (Nigeria 1966-68, Mauritius 1972–74)
  26. Jim Averbeck (Cameroon 1990-94)
  27. Michael Banister (Ethiopia 1972-74)
  28. Bill Barich (Nigeria 1964-66)
  29. Frank Baron (Ethiopia 1966–68)
  30. Madeline Ko-i Bastis (Ethiopia 1962–64)
  31. Robert H. Bates (staff: PC Director/Nepal 1961– )
  32. Lynn Beck (El Salvador 1967–69; Brazil 1974–76)
  33. Kathy Beckwith (India 1968–71)
  34. Donald Beil (Somalia 1964-66)
  35. Martin Benjamin (Ethiopia 1962–64)
  36. Nancy S. Bercaw (Kenya 1988-89)
  37. Andrew Scott Berman (Togo 1967–69)
  38. Deborah J. Bennett (Ghana 1980–81)
  39. Peter Bernhardt (El Salvador 1975-77)
  40. David Francis Birchman (Zaire)
  41. Tom Bissell (Uzbekistan 1996)
  42. Bonnie Lee Black (Gabon 1996–98)
  43. Jan Knippers Black (Chile 1962-64)
  44. Margaret Whitman Blair (Thailand 1975–77)
  45. Mary Blocksma (Nigeria 1965-67)
  46. Judith M. Blohm (Liberia 1968–72)
  47. Robert B. Boeder (Malawi 1965–66)
  48. Robert C. Bogdan (Nigeria 1964–66)
  49. Edmund Blair Bolles (Tanzania 1966-68)
  50. Lana McGraw Boldt (Marshall Islands, Micronesia
  51. Steve Borish (Somalia 1966-68)
  52. Daniel B. Botkin (Philippines 1962-64)
  53. Harvey Botzman (Kenya 1966–69)
  54. Ben Bradlee, Jr. (Afghanistan 1970–72)
  55. Philip Brady (Zaire 1980–82)
  56. John Brandi (Ecuador 1966–68)
  57. Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 1991-93)
  58. Hunter Breland (Dominican Republic 1962-64, DC 1965)
  59. Patrick Breslin (Columbia 1963-65)
  60. Howard W. Brill (Nigeria 1965–67)
  61. Dennis Briskin (Iran 1967-69)
  62. Valerie (Piotrowski) Broadwell (Morocco 1981–83)
  63. Thomas F. Brosnahan (Turkey 1967–69)
  64. Diane Halstead Brotemarkle (Nigeria 1964–66)
  65. Jim M. Brown (Colombia 1962–64)
  66. Kevin Bubriski (Nepal 1975-79)
  67. David M. Buerge (Nepal 1968-70)
  68. Jean Valens Bullard (Columbia 1976–77)
  69. Geri Marr Burdman (Bolivia 1962-64)
  70. Derick Burleson (Rwanda 1991–93)
  71. John J.S. Burton (Thailand 1965–67)
  72. Lawrence Michael Busch (Guinea 1965–66, Togo 1967–68)
  73. Jacqueline Butler-Diaz (Thailand 1968-70)
  74. Naomi McCallum Carey (Palau 1984-86)
  75. Craig Carozzi (Colombia 1978-80)
  76. Hodding Carter IV (Kenya 1984–86)
  77. Keith Cartwright (Senegal 1983–85)
  78. Rafaela G. Castro (Brazil 1964–66)
  79. Mac Chapin (Dominican Republic)
  80. Laura Lopez Charles ( Togo, 1999-2001)
  81. Suzy McKee Charnas (Nigeria 1961-63)
  82. Lisa Chavez (Poland 1993–95)
  83. Don Christians (PC staff: Ethiopia 1967–70, Dominican Republic 1970–72)
  84. Patrick Chura (Lithuania 1992-94)
  85. Dominic J. Cibrario (Nepal 1962–64)
  86. Dexter Cirillo (Colombia 1965-67) akaDexter Fisher
  87. James A. Ciullo (Venezuela 1969–71)
  88. Andrew F. Clark (Senegal 1978–81)
  89. Beverly Clark (Fiji 1971-73)
  90. Mary Morris Clark (1963–65)
  91. Raymond C. Clark (Nigeria 1963–65)
  92. Thurston Clarke (Tunisia 1968)
  93. Steve Clapp (Nigeria 1962-64)
  94. Barnett “Barney” Cline (Bolivia Staff 1963-64)
  95. Jerome W. Clinton (Iran 1962–64)
  96. Dan Close (Ethiopia 1966-68)
  97. James Cloutier (Kenya 1964-66)
  98. Harlan Coben (PC/W 1982-84)
  99. Broughton Coburn (Nepal 1973–75)
  100. David Cohen (Nigeria 1965–67)
  101. John Cohen (Ethiopia 1964-66)
  102. Tracey Cohen (Namibia 2003-05)
  103. Jack Cole (PC staff: Afghanistan 1968–70, Swaziland 1970–1971, India 1971–73)
  104. Paul Conklin (Staff: PC/W 1964–67)
  105. Christopher Conlon (Botswana 1988-90)
  106. Frances Garrett Connell (Afghanistan 1973-75)
  107. John M. Connor (Nigeria 1965–67)
  108. David C. Conrad (Nigeria 1964–66)
  109. Martha Cooper (Thailand 1963-65)
  110. Kathleen Coskran (Ethiopia 1965-67)
  111. Donald J. Cosentino (Nigeria 1964–66)
  112. Paul Courtright (South Korea 1979-81)
  113. Paul Cowan (Ecuador 1966-67)
  114. Jane Cowen-Fletcher (Benin 1981-83)
  115. Vic Cox (Brazil 1964-66)
  116. John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962-64)
  117. Robert C. Craycroft (Nigeria 1966–67)
  118. Timothy Crouse (Morocco 1968-69)
  119. Joe Cummings (Thailand 1977–78
  120. Bruce Cummings (Korea 1967-69)
  121. Florence Chard Dacey (Nigeria 1963–65)
  122. Philip Dacey (Nigeria 1964-66)
  123. Gordon Dalbey (Nigeria 1965-67)
  124. Cass Dalglish (Colombia 1967–68)
  125. Laurent A. Parks Daloz (Nepal 1963-65)
  126. Pamela Daoust (Brazil 1966-68)
  127. Julie R. Dargis (Morocco 1984-87)
  128. Rob Davidson (Grenada 1990–92)
  129. Christopher West Davis (Kenya 1975-78)
  130. Rel Davis (Bulgaria 2001-03)
  131. Susan Davis (Morocco 1965-67)
  132. George G. Dawson (Somalia staff 1961-64)
  133. David Howard Day (Kenya 1965-66; India 1967-68)
  134. Nanette Day (Turkmenistan 1994-1998) aka Jai Ferry
  135. Llyn DeDanaan (formerly Lyn Patterson) (Malaysia 1962–64)
  136. Mark W. DeLancey (Nigeria 1962–64)
  137. Virginia Helen DeLancey (Nigeria 1962–64)
  138. Larry E. Demarest (Ethiopia 1966–68)
  139. John Putnam Demos (Ghana 1961-63)
  140. Harriet Denison (Tanzania 1966-67)
  141. Mac Destler (Nigeria 1961-63)
  142. Phil Deutschle (Nepal 1977-80)
  143. Jeanne D’Haem (Somalia 1968-70)
  144. Thomas W. Dichter (Morocco 1964–66; staff: PCD/ Yemen 1980–82)
  145. Mark Dintenfass (Ethiopia 1964-66)
  146. Donald aka Azure Dirnberger  (West Indies 1977-79)
  147. Kay Gillies Dixon (Colombia 1962-64)
  148. Arthur Dobrin (Kenya 1965-67)
  149. Lyn Dobrin (Kenya 1965-67)
  150. Howard Dodson (Ecuador 1964–66; PC/W 1966–69)
  151. Neal Donner (Ethiopia 1964–66)
  152. David C. Dorward (Nigeria 1962–64)
  153. Dan Douglas (Botswana 1968-70)
  154. Cynthia Dresser (Zaire 1982-85)
  155. Eileen Drew (Zaire 1979-81)
  156. Henry John Drewal (Nigeria 1964-66)
  157. Martha Driscoll (Ethiopia 1965-67)
  158. Patricia A. Drolet (Ecuador 1971)
  159. Robert P. Drolet (Panama 1968–70; Ecuador 1971)
  160. Tony D’Souza (Ivory Coast 2000-02, Madagascar 2002-03)
  161. Fred DuBose (Tonga 1967-69)
  162. John Durand (Philippines 1962–64)
  163. David J. Dwyer (Cameroon 1963–65)912)
  164. Ben East (Malawi 1996-98)
  165. Douglas C. Eadie (Ethiopia 1964–67)
  166. Donald J. Eberly (PC/Washington staff 1961)
  167. James Eckardt (Sierra Leone 1969–71, Brazil 1973–75)
  168. Ronald L. Ecker (Peru 1964–66)
  169. Ronald K. Edgerton (Philippines )
  170. Patricia Taylor Edmisten (Peru 1962-64)
  171. Martha J. Egan (Venezuela 1967–69)
  172. John R. Eggers (Uruguay 1965–67)
  173. Paul Eggers (Malaysia 1976–78)
  174. David Engel (Thailand 1968-71)
  175. Shed Engkilterra (Guinea 1996-98)
  176. John Evans (Bangladesh 1999-01)
  177. WM Evensen (Peru 1964-66) Sweet William nom de plume
  178. John F. Fanselow (Nigeria 1961–63)
  179. Martin ‘Marty’ Feess (Jordan 2005-07) & (Albania 2013-15)
  180. Nancy Forsythe Farmer (India 1963–65)
  181. David P. Fauri (Nigeria 1964–66)
  182. Jeff Fearnside (Kazakhstan 2002–04)
  183. Bruce Felton (Borneo 1968–70)
  184. Audrey (Benecick) Fielding (Peru 1964-66)
  185. Hank Fincken (Peru; Costa Rica 1970-73)
  186. Maggie Finefrock (Nepal 1982–85)
  187. Daniel J. Fingerman (Malaysia 1970–72
  188. Robert G. Finlay (Nigeria 63–65)
  189. James F. Fisher (Nepal 1962–64)
  190. Kenneth Flies (Brazil 1962-64)
  191. John Michael Flynn (Moldova 1993-95)
  192. Robert H. Frank (Nepal 1966-68)
  193. Stephen Foehr (Ethiopia 1965-67)
  194. Douglas E. Foley (Philippines 1961–63)
  195. Robert H. Frank (Nepal 1966–68)
  196. Kinky Friedman (Borneo 1967–69)
  197. Bruce Fulton (Korea 1978–79)
  198. Martin R. Ganzglass (Somalia 1966-68)
  199. Clifford Garstang (Korea 1976-77)
  200. Philip E. Ginsburg (Philippines 1961-63)
  201. John Givens (Korea 1967-69)
  202. Robert Gribbin (Kenya 1968-70)
  203. Steve Griffiths (Malaysia 1968-70)
  204. Richard Grimsrud (India 1965-67)
  205. Ruben Gonzales (Liberia 1971-76)
  206. Steve Gottlieb (Iran 1966-67)
  207. Jon Halter (Venezuela 1966-68)
  208. Carolyn Hamilton (Suriname 1999-01)
  209. Suzanne Crowder Han (Korea 1977-79)
  210. Arnold Hano (Costa Rico 1991-93)
  211. Thor Hanson (Uganda 1993-95)
  212. David Hapgood (Ecuador 1964-66 & PC/W Evaluation)
  213. Orin Hargraves (Morocco 1980-820
  214. Joshua A. H.  Harris (Mali 1996–98)
  215. Kent Haruf (Turkey 1965-67)
  216. Tom Hebert (Nigeria 1962-64)\
  217. Harvey Helfand (Micronesia 1966-68)
  218. Tom Heidlebaugh (Kenya 1965-68)
  219. Travis Hellstrom (Mongolia 2008-11)]
  220. Mike Helm (Uganda 1968 & Kenya 1969)
  221. Jay Hersch (Colombia-66)
  222. William Hershey (Ethiopia 1968-70)
  223. Steve Hess (China 2006-08)
  224. Peter Hessler (China 1996-98)
  225. Michael Hillman (Iran 1965-67)
  226. Kris Holloway-Bidwell (Mali 1989-91)
  227. Chris Honore’ (Colombia 1967-69)
  228. Phyllis Greenberg Houseman (Ecuador 1962-64)
  229. Earl Huband (Oman 1975-78)
  230. Vicki Huddleston (Peru 1964-66)
  231. Prudence Ingerman (Bolivia 1962-64)
  232. Henry Intili (Afghanistan 1968)
  233. Charlie Ipcar–songbooks (Ethiopia 1965-68)
  234. Richard Irish (Philippines 1962-64)
  235. Margaret Jackson (Dominican Republic 2003-05), (Eastern Caribbean 2011), (Zambia 2012-13)
  236. Mark Jacobs (Paraguay 1978-80)
  237. Ruth  Jacobson (Liberia 1971–74)
  238. Allen Jedlicka (Bolivia 1965-67)
  239. J. P. Jones (Tunisia 1966-68)
  240. James Jouppi (Thailand 1971-73)
  241. Steve Kaffen (Russia 1994-96)
  242. Leita Kaldi (Senegal 1993-96)
  243. Asifa Kanji (Mali 2011 – 2012; PCResponseGhana 2012 – 2013; PCResponse South Africa 2013)
  244. Nyle Kardatzke (Ethiopia 1962-64)
  245. Charles Kastner (Seychelles 1980-82)
  246. Eldon Katter (Ethiopia 1962-64)
  247. Rea Keech (Iran 1967-69)
  248. Geraldine Kennedy (Liberia 1962-64)
  249. Jamie Kirkpatrick (Tunisia 1970-72)
  250. Rainy Kirkland (Jamaica
  251. Barry Kitterman (Belize 1976-78)
  252. Tom Klobe (Iran 1965-670
  253. F. Kluge (Micronesia 1967-69)
  254. Jon Kohl (Costa Rica 1993-95)
  255. Evelyn Kohl La Torre (Peru 1964-66)
  256. Keith Kollmann (Senegal 1978-80)
  257. Ronald L. Krannich (Thailand 1967-69)
  258. Alan Krasner (Cameroon 1980-82)
  259. John Kulczycki (Ethiopia 1962-65)
  260. Jonathan Kwitny (Nigeria 1964-66)
  261. Jim LaBate (Costa Rica 1973-75)
  262. Roger LaBrucherie (Dominican Republic 1970-71)
  263. Charles R. Larson (Nigeria 1962-64)
  264. Danny Langdon (Ethiopia 1962-64)
  265. Karen Lange (Liberia 1984-86)
  266. Evelyn Kohl Latorre (Peru 1964-66)
  267. Eric Lax (Micronesia 1966-68)
  268. Laurence Leamer (Nepal 1965-67)
  269. Peter Lefcourt (Togo 1962-64)
  270. Leonard Levitt (Tanzania 1963-65)
  271. Roger K. Lewis (Tunisia 1964-66)
  272. Lawrence F. Lihosit (Honduras 1975-77)
  273. John Limbert (Iran 1964-66)
  274. Richard Lipez (Ethiopia 1962-64)
  275. Peter Loan (Zaire 1976-79)
  276. Cathy Colligan Luchetti (Colombia 1968-70)
  277. Joe Lurie (Kenya 1967-70)
  278. Karl Luntta (Botswana 1977-80)
  279. Jacqueline Lyons (Lesotho 1992-95)
  280. Eve MacMaster (Turkey 1968-70)
  281. Eric Madeen (Gabon 1981-83)
  282. Edward Mazria (Peru 1963-65)
  283. Andres (Drew) McKinley (Liberia 1969-72)
  284. Daniel Mains (Ethiopia 1998-99)
  285. Jo Asaro Manning (Philippines 1961-62)\
  286. David Mather (Chile 1968-70)
  287. David B. Mattern (Mali 1976–78)
  288. Chris Matthews (Swaziland 1968-70)
  289. Phillip Margolin (Liberia 1965-67)
  290. Terry Marshall (Philippines 1965-68 & Solomon Islands 1977-80)
  291. Andy Martin (Ethiopia 1965-68)
  292. Patricia McArdie (Paraguay 1972-74)
  293. Bruce McDonald (Bulgaria 2002-04)
  294. Peter McDonough (East Pakistan 1961-63)
  295. Tyler McMahon (El Salvador 1999-02)
  296. Curtis Vern Mekemson (Liberia 1965-67)
  297. Stanley Meisler (PC/W Staff 1964-67)
  298. Roland Merullo (Micronesia 1979-80)
  299. Christian Messenger (Ethiopia 1966-68)
  300. Don Messerschmidt (Nepal 1963-65)
  301. Erin Meyer (Botswana 1993-95)
  302. Mike Meyer (China 1995-97)
  303. Will Michelet (India)
  304. Carl Miller (South America)
  305. Bob Moffitt (Malawi 1964-66)
  306. Joseph Monninger (Burkina Faso 1975-77)
  307. Patricia  Morgan (Turkey 1964–66)
  308. R. Bruce Morrison (Nepal 1963-65)
  309. William G. Moseley (Mali 1987–89)
  310. Stephen Most (Peru 1965-67)
  311. Jennifer Mueller (Kenya 1997-99)
  312. Marnie Mueller (Ecuador 1963-65)
  313. Carolyn Mulford (Ethiopia 1962-64)
  314. Charles Murray (Thailand 1965-68)
  315. Jennifer Murtazashvile (Uzbekistan 1997-99)
  316. Edward Mycue (Ghana 1961)
  317. Lenore Myka (Romania 1994-96)
  318. Peter  Navarro (Thailand 1972-75)
  319. Ann Neelon (Senegal 1978-79)
  320. David J. Nemeth (South Korea 1973-74)
  321. Steve Nesbit (Sierra Leone 1972-75)
  322. Chris Newhall (Philippines 1970-72 & 1974-76)
  323. Danielle Nierenberg (Dominican Republic 1996-98)
  324. Alice O’Grady (Nigeria 1994-97)
  325. Joanne Omang (Turkey 1964-66)
  326. Mary Le Duc O’Neill (Ghana & Costa Rica 1970-74)
  327. Steven Orr (Panama 1964-66)
  328. Maureen Orth (Colombia 1964-66)
  329. Don Osborn (Togo 1979–81, Mali 1983–85, Guinea 1985–87; Staff/Niger 2000–)
  330. Tom O’Toole (Central African Republic & Guinea 1963-65)
  331. Bill Owens (Jamaica 1964-66)
  332. George Packer (Togo 1982-84)
  333. David Scott Palmer (Peru 1962-64)
  334. Paula Palmer (Costa Rica 1974-77)
  335. Ann Panning (Philippines 1988-90)
  336. John Perkins (Ecuador 1968-70)
  337. Kate Perry (Belize 1985-87)
  338. Charles Peters (HQ Staff 1961-66)
  339. Meredith Pike-Baky (Togo 1971-74)
  340. Laurence Pope (Tunisia 1967-69)
  341. Bill Preston (Thailand 1977-80)
  342. James Quirin (Ethiopia 1965-67)
  343. Peter Reid (Tanzania 1964-66)
  344. Dave Reiner (Zaire 1972-74)
  345. Reilly Ridgell (Micronesia 1971-73)
  346. Lex Rieffel (India 1965-67)
  347. Paul Roadarmel (India 1965-67)
  348. Teresa Roberson (Tanzania 1992-94)
  349. Sylvia Rochester (Ethiopia 1964-66)
  350. Kristen Roupenian (Kenya 2003-05)
  351. Doris Rubenstein (Ecuador 1971-73)
  352. Chery Sternman Rule (Eritrea 1995-97)
  353. Colin Rule (Eritrea 1995-97)
  354. Norm Rush (Botswana Staff 1978-83)
  355. Dannie Russell (Addis Ababa 1963-65)
  356. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Mauritania 1987-89)
  357. Michael Saba (Malaysia 1965-67)
  358. Philip S. Salisbury (Liberia 1962–64)
  359. Rowland Scherman (HQ Photographer 1961-63)
  360. Nancy Scheper-Hughes (Brazil 1964-66)
  361. Renate A. Schulz (Nigeria 1963-65; Mali 2011-12; Mexico 2013-16)
  362. Michael Schmicker (Thailand 1968-70)
  363. Peter Schwab (Liberia 1962-64)
  364. David Searles (DC Staff & CD Philippines 1971-76)
  365. Harry Seitz (Tonga 2014-16)
  366. William Seraile (Ethiopia 1963-65)
  367. Carol Severance (Micronesia 1966-68)
  368. Bob Shacochis (Eastern Caribbean 1975-76)
  369. Donna Shalala (Iran 1962-64)
  370. Mary Lou Shefsky (Paraguay 1974–76)
  371. Efrem Siegel (Ivory Coast 1965-67)
  372. James Siemon (Ethiopia 1970-72)
  373. Ron Singer (Nigeria 1964-67)
  374. James W. Skelton, Jr. (Ethiopia 1970-72)
  375. Betty Ansin Smallwood (Fili 1969-72)
  376. Charlie Smith (Micronesia 1968-70)
  377. Mary-Ann Tirone Smith (Cameroon 1965-67)
  378. Steve C. Smith (Solomon Islands 1979-80)
  379. Neal Sobania (Ethiopia 1968-72)
  380. Tom Spanbauer (Kenya 1969-71)\
  381. Jonathan Slaght (Russia 1999-02)
  382. Eleanor Stanford (Cape Verde 1998-2000)
  383. Kathleen Stocking (Thailand 2006-07; Romania 2010-12)
  384. Grif Stockley (Colombia 1965-67)
  385. Paul Stoller (Niger 1969-71 & Morocco 1972)
  386. Craig Storti (Morocco 1970-72)
  387. Mark Sullivan (Niger 1980-82)
  388. Nancy Nau Sullivan (Mexico
  389. Josh Swiller (Zambia 2994-96)
  390. Andrew Tadross (Ethiopia 2011-13)
  391. Starley Talbott (Starley Anderson, South Africa 2001)
  392. Franklin Tainter (Chile 1964-66)
  393. Terry Tallent (Samoa 1974-75)
  394. Mildred D. Taylor (Ethiopia 1965-67)
  395. Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963-65)
  396. Moritz Thomsen (Ecuador 1965-67)
  397. Starley Talbott Thompson (South Africa 2001)
  398. John Thorndike (El Salvador 1966-68)
  399. Robert Thurston (Venezuela 1968-70)
  400. Mike Tidwell (Zaire 1985-87)
  401. Eric Torgersen (Ethiopia 1964-66)
  402. Fuller Torrey (Ethiopia staff 1964-66)
  403. Mary Trimble (Gambia 1979-81)
  404. Mark Troy (Thailand 1972-75)
  405. Ellen Urbani (Guatemala 1991-93)
  406. Michael Varga (Chad 1977–79)
  407. Robin Varnum (Afghanistan 1971-73)
  408. Robert M. Veatch (Nigeria 1962-64)
  409. Theodore Vestal (Ethiopia Staff 1964-66)
  410. Bob Vila (Panama 1969-70)
  411. Patricia Waak (Brazil 1966-68)
  412. Mark Walker (Guatemala 1971-73)
  413. Bruce Watson (Costa Rica 1985-87)
  414. Donald Ralph Watson (Tunisia 1962-64)
  415. Norman  Weeks (Brazil 1995–97)
  416. Alison Weir (Afghanistan 1969-71)
  417. David Weir (Afghanistan 1969-71)
  418. Aaron Weiss (Moldova 2006-08)
  419. Kanika Welch (The Gambia 2016-18)
  420. Ted Wells (Ethiopia 1968-71)
  421. Mark Wentling (Honduras 1967-69)
  422. Nancy Daniel Wesson (Uganda 2011-13)
  423. Richard Otto Wiegand (Kenya 1970–74, Paraguay 1977–79)
  424. Bryant Wieneke (Niger 1974-76)
  425. Richard Wiley (Korea 1967-69)
  426. Jonathan Williams (Morocco 2008-10)
  427. Karen Lynn Williams (Malawi 1980-83)
  428. Ken Winkler (India 1964-66)
  429. Harris Wofford (HQ/Ethiopia Staff 1961-67)
  430. Roberta Worrick (Ethiopia 1971–73) nom de plumMaria Thomas
  431. Susi Wyss (Central African Republic 1990-92)
  432. Simone Zelitch (Hungary 1991-93)
  433. Elizabeth Zelvin (Cote d’Ivoire 1964-66)
  434. Tony Zurlo (Nigeria 1963-65)

 

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  • John,

    Wow, in total these 432 books have to be times by a factor of 2 for a total of at least 864 books! And, perhaps, there may be at least another 432 single books by PC authors. What is it in the Peace Corps experience that led to such an outpouring of literature.
    from so small a base of some 260,000 former Volunteers over the past 60 years!

    Well done, John.

    Jeremiah Norris
    Colombia 1963-65

  • PEACE CORPS HISTORY DRIFTS

    We these early volunteers
    New in so many following
    Early growth vanishing
    Spanning a century in our ages
    Bettering our worlds listening
    Time paper thin growing curious
    From fires facts fictions
    Drift stilling sailing away
    Followed into the wind
    Long gone voices
    New phantoms mustardstars
    Paper thin our world and its desolve
    Curious silences with a dream.

    (C) Copyright Edward Mycue 29 November 2021 Monday 8AM

    Note: remembering Mahlon Dewey then young Personnel professional loaned from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfage to the youthful agency The Peace Corps who was 97 yesterday still alive Washingon DC (born November 24, 1924)

    • NIGHT THOUGHTS IN SAN FRANCISCO DURING COVID PANDEMIC, AN EMAIL TO A YOUNGER Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (I’m 84 in 2021)
      To Terri Schweitzer:
      So happy you are ok and still near-er (north in Sonoma County, CA) even though it’s just a feeling (and just may be weird to say). (Our nieces a couple of blocks away for many years moved across the Bay to the city of Richmond and it feels a loss even though they were able to get a whole house after many years, which is good certainly, but maybe — and this is a conundrum in the “friend and family” continuum.) I am glad for whatever is good for you and them is the “thought” and the congruous and incongruous response I’m am one of those old people experiencing the things that pass.*

      *OLD PEOPLE AND THE THINGS THAT PASS by Louis Couperus, reference of the novel

      (C) Copyright Edward Mycue 6 December 2021

      For Terrie Schweitzer, photographer (Peace Corps Volunteer (50 years after I’d gone Ghana in August 1961)

      • TO THE SAN FRANCISCO MINT ON A LONELY ROAD

        Seven miles north from the Seven Mile House
        Into San Francisco to the Ferry Building while
        East a central California valley morning Tule fog

        Burned-off into a sun’s golden angel rushing over
        The clown face remembered as history westering
        Above the City and out over the Pacific Ocean’s

        Far scattered Island kingdoms into the Asian Orient.

        But first come back to San Francisco’s Bay edge
        To those flats where a pony express stopped and
        Might have stayed overnight at seven Mile House.

        It’s still there since 1853 on Bayshore still a lonely
        Boulevard at San Francisco’s southern end where
        Today Brisbane begins at Geneva Avenue. Go north

        Seven Miles to the Ferry Building and Mission street.

        Then go west up a mile to the Old San Francisco Mint
        Where Wells-Fargo stagecoaches changed the payloads
        Having first pawed and paused at seven Mile House

        Maybe stayed the night, delivered the mail, exchanged
        Passengers, fed and watered the hard-pressed horses
        Setting-out again into a night or dawn hooves pounding

        On that still lonely Bayshore road from and to San Francisco.

        (C) Copyright Edward Mycue 2013)For Kris Hemensley, Melbourne & Jorgen Hansen, Sydney Australia

      • [ghana1] Terrie Schweitzer’s camera took a photo of us in Berkeyey at a Peace Corps RETURNED VOLUNTEERS big meeting in 2015 (I had gone to Ghana in 1961 and she went there exactly 50 years later) Terrie lives in Sonoma county and is a professional photographer who lost her heart to birds

        • IL TRITTICO – (C) Copyright Edward mycue 3 poems 14 XII 2021 @ 12 noon Tuesday (1. BACK EVEN BEFORE THE TIME OF SET; .. 2. TO THE SAN FRANCISCO MINT ON A LONELY ROAD; 3. PEACE CORPS HISTORY DRIFTS

          1. BACK EVEN BEFORE THE TIME OF SET

          1. The most symmetrical objects seen
          Sideways look mainly asymmetrical.
          2. Sheep ate the shepherd, locked in
          A clarity of language connections.
          3. An egg is a splendid cage
          4. Failed we feel safe from Armageddon,
          From the wolf of the magic town.
          5. Identity loops dream to reality.
          6. Dark blossoms in the swimming night
          Keep the eyes out as the curtain as
          The curtain rises onto a lost world.
          7. We make all kinds of distress calls to
          Share something deeper to extend.
          8. Turning tables doing it now interning.

          (C) Copyright Edward Mycue December 4, 2021 San Francisco, CA 5:10pm Saturday

          for Anthony Rudolf poet publisher translator (his Menard Press, London 1979-80 published my volume of poems THE SINGING MAN MY FATHER GAVE ME)

          2. TO THE SAN FRANCISCO MINT ON A LONELY ROAD

          Seven miles north from the Seven Mile House
          Into San Francisco to the Ferry Building while
          East a central California valley morning Tule fog

          Burned-off into a sun’s golden angel rushing over
          The clown face remembered as history westering
          Above the City and out over the Pacific Ocean’s

          Far scattered Island kingdoms into the Asian Orient.

          But first come back to San Francisco’s Bay edge
          To those flats where a pony express stopped and
          Might have stayed overnight at seven Mile House.

          It’s still there since 1853 on Bayshore still a lonely
          Boulevard at San Francisco’s southern end where
          Today Brisbane begins at Geneva Avenue. Go north

          Seven Miles to the Ferry Building and Mission street.

          Then go west up a mile to the Old San Francisco Mint
          Where Wells-Fargo stagecoaches changed the payloads
          Having first pawed and paused at seven Mile House

          Maybe stayed the night, delivered the mail, exchanged
          Passengers, fed and watered the hard-pressed horses
          Setting-out again into a night or dawn hooves pounding

          On that still lonely Bayshore road from and to San Francisco.

          (C) Copyright Edward Mycue 2013)For Kris Hemensley, Melbourne & Jorgen Hansen, Sydney Australia
          3. PEACE CORPS HISTORY DRIFTS

          We these early volunteers
          New in so many following
          Early growth vanishing
          Spanning a century in our ages
          Bettering our worlds listening
          Time paper thin growing curious
          From fires facts fictions
          Drift stilling sailing away
          Followed into the wind
          As I hear in that wind
          Long gone voices
          New phantoms mustardstars
          Paper thin our world and its desolve
          Curious silences with a dream.

          (C) Copyright Edward Mycue 29 November 2021 Monday 8AM

          Note: remembering Mahlon Dewey then young Personnel professional loaned from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to the The Peace Corps who was 97 yesterday still alive Washingon DC

          (C) Copyright for all 3 poems* of IL TRITTICO Edward Mycue, 14 December 2021 Tuesday at 12 noon
          *1. BACK EVEN BEFORE THE TIME OF SET 2. TO THE SAN FRANCISCO

          Note: remembering Mahlon Dewey then young Personnel professional loaned from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to the The Peace Corps who was 97 yesterday still alive Washingon DC

          (C) Copyright for all 3 poems* of IL TRITTICO Edward Mycue, 14 December 2021 Tuesday at 12 noon
          *1. BACK EVEN BEFORE THE TIME OF SET 2. TO THE SAN FRANCISCO

          • I WOULD NOT LIKE TO DIE BEFORE I HAVE EXPLAINED – SUITE OF 6 POEMS by Edward Mycue

            1. Old Jack Lyman 2. Rainbow Sunami Surviving and Sailing ABC’s Triage Lessons 3. Waiting To Sail Away 4. Rainbow ABCS Triage In our Times 5. Tapestry Is What I Have Seen As My Whole Writing Scope 6. Richard Steger: His Painter’s Life Sketched Briefly (

            1. OLD JACK LYMAN

            Thinking of my godmother and aunt Jane Delehant Ryan who died at 96 and of
            Old Jack as Ruth Witt-Diamant refered to Jack Lyman
            when he was in his 90’s in the 1970’s as “the oldest poet”
            during the times I was her gardener and she’d go up to Bayles Mill in St Helena in
            Napa County and bring him down for days at a time and worked it so we got together.
            He was almost 100 or 100 when he died. W.W. Lyman.
            And later when with Richard Steger I’d go up and stay in Calistoga at Dr Wilkinson’s spa/ motel we’d go down to St Helena (passing Bales Mill State Park)
            and go to the St Helena Library with the Silverado Museum (with all the Robt L Stevenson materials and the really swell paintings)
            and I’d go to the library where after surrendering my credentials (Dr Lic, etc) I’d go to the rare book room and read in the 3 volumes of closely typed carbons
            on onionskin pages of Jack Lyman’s memoirs. I think I only did that thinking back no more than 4 or 5 times. I’d a lot of writing.) I’ve written about him and of
            Helen Hoyt poet his wife
            and their son who was still alive into the 1980’s I (the R word) remember. He’d been Ruth Witt-Diamant’s teacher at UC Berkeley way back there. What lives!
            I maunder on, but sometimes within the blather is such real history and much of it in my tapestry of writing.

            2. RAINBOW SUNAMI SURVIVING AND SAILING ABCs TRIAGE LESSON
            INDIGO MIST>SCHILLER SHINE>TOURMALINE GLOW

            And still we seek
            beyond circles
            twisting,
            continuing,
            turning
            what was then
            back
            because then
            here returns,
            not here’s beginning.
            A word dreams motion.
            A motion
            makes life glorious
            puts raw silk to silence
            gives music tongue
            erupts nature –
            as it becomes—
            revealing
            the prairie garnet
            leaving the wind behind
            in all the rainbow colors.

            3. WAITING TO SAIL AWAY

            Childhood desire turns life’s wheels,
            these large hoops, propelling them with sticks
            under the tall park elm trees. Movement of wheels.
            Everyone there is here now
            within you and all of your
            kin and all of your kith are here now and it will take a lifetime to
            flower and to fly and to sail this sea of
            thickening light.
            Room-tone, mouth-feel, a reordering
            of parts, rationing of emotions: I hear voices:
            they live here now without forgetting the way
            back under the surface of consciousness, the
            bungled aspirations, of leprosy as a model,
            and grim ire. Life pushes, photography wins over
            life, death Charon, the ferryman, carries souls across
            Dante says there are five rivers and that Styx is for the
            greatest damned living their wrath cursing war with each other for all
            eternity My mischances shaped my apprenticeship-muscles
            When you are young you don’t know what’s coming. Life is
            not the same poetry now, just verse. My inner sanctum let joy
            become lost in Cairo as I grasped failures through a lengthy history.
            Wanting to learn dying before severing life’s link Welcome
            The far shore before you miss it and notice the far shore before you reach it.
            River of life life river the river life life a river bed all pass through Our
            earth is a riverbed our river of life River Styx forms a boundary
            between the compartmentalized and the streams of consciousness sailing away

            4. RAINBOW ABC’S – TRIAGE IN OUR TIMES

            A. INDIGO MIST
            1. We could never go home even when we had not left it. Home is a windsong in our hearts. These hearts have exploded, repositioned themselves, ending as much the mends themselves as the remaindered hearts. This then is ‘home’.

            2. You don’t need contrition for a condition. Maybe an explanation will do. Maybe it’s an act– not a crime. You don’t need permission to seek sublime. It’s the condition. Don’t ask vindication. Brighten the dark. No negatives first. Follow your thirst. Trust intuition. It’s the condition.

            3. I believed in progress, in the basic goodness of all persons. There was a stranger inside of me, an intruder, who was not me, yet part of me, who swallowed as I drank: I’ve lived as if he’ll die when I die.

            4. We now begin to see that our ‘strangers’ within us are the sharpie fine pointed pens we thought “we” wrote with, but really are the life force, forces who lead, encourage, lift us through our nights. What this is baffles me.

            5. You’re not mythic. It is here now. We pass out of history. This life force continues. While we live we are stewards, mechanics, actors, helpers.

            6. Our actions matter, our thoughts matter. Our beginnings organize into this great matter.

            . B. SCHILLER SHINE
            Here’s mind’s province. Beyond here worlds have no cause looking back. Out there becomes then a here. From personal to political to spires, further and higher to travel. What was here then, there, remains. Here, now, resting time, still we seek.

            C. TOURMALINE GLOW
            Beyond circles is twisting, continuing. Turning what was then back, forward, Here returns, but not here’s beginning. That words dream motion makes life glorious puts raw silk to silence gives music tongue reveals nature becomes the prairie garnet leaving the wind behind and in all the rainbow colors.

            5. TAPESTRY IS WHAT I HAVE SEEN AS MY WHOLE WRITING SCOPE
             its root, route, and range as a song, of minute, uneven, parts mostly lyrical in –something similar to a series of novels known as roman-fleuve, a French term that literally means “river-novel” and that I refer to my poetry that I see as a similar series of minute pieces, of poems, that are in some ways novels written by one author, me, Edward Mycue, in my life, and are about situations, ideas, characters (sometimes family members or friends)–a saga, where a historical backdrop plays a prominent role in the presentations, often sketching an era.
            Once I’d considered, in reveries, memorizing many sacred books: the Koran, the Bible old & new, the Book of the Dead, the Kaleval, plus the I Ching, that once seemed almost ‘like sacred, man’ during some San Francisco hippy days practiced by us on our nailed-down living room carpet with Connie, Vincent, Barbara, Margaret, Kevin, Ruth, Michael, Joe, Beverly, David, Elizabeth, Phil, Margo/Lee, Mom, Jane, Nick, Rachel, Richard/ me–drifting back into some Mime Troupe& New Shakespeare Company-San Francisco Haight & 1200 Masonic Street night/day recollections and has all come to seem hitting speed-bump apprenticeships some later pheromone breakdowns as lesson by lesson we found ways leaving paw prints on parchment.

            6. RICHARD STEGER: HIS PAINTER’S LIFE SKETCHED BRIEFLY

            The San Francisco poet Edward Mycue writes of his husband Richard Steger’s painting and drawings with their bold objects, rich and evanescent colors, landscapes, patterns, noises felt as elemental, windy, hot delicate
            Finishing to cover a cultural waterfront including the tough strong that flow the way fish in the Oakland Art Museum koi pond can be both physical and abstract as the towering and the delicate are built from pieces into spiritual entities as a new old master artist.
            He was born in Chicago, grew up in Cotati, Ca, and having studied first at Santa Rosa Junior College under Maurice Lapp and moved south to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, later receiving his Master of Art in Painting from San Francisco State University.
            His initial show was in 1974 at the Labaudt Memorial Gallery. His most recent was at the Richmond One Gallery in 2019.
            His lilting art lifts my spirits because here remains a new voice in these recent years. Without bowing to any reigning panjandrum styles and schools, here is a painter who just can kick the eagled out of their seven main heavens (nest).

            (C) Copyright Edward Mycue December 15, 2021

          • BACK TIME COMES FORWARD

            Back, time comes forward.
            Life, death sentences remain.
            Unfinished, some memories throb.
            Reveries, wheels, rush remembering.
            Cardinal directions play sorrow missions.
            We animals, who remember, smile a little too.

            © Copyright Edward Mycue Wednesday December 15, 2021 10:15am

          • WORD THUMB

            Sin and simple pleasures, reality and symbols
            person & personification, allegory & metaphor
            fables taught me about looking over a four-leaf
            clover, 3 coins in a fountain, about loving you
            eternally, and about loving a sailor’s bellbottom

            trousers and coat of navy blue and a lot of other
            songs my brother David sang and my dad sang
            and that I learned to sing and my little brother
            Peter and sisters Margo, Cookie, Janey, & Arda

            learned to sing, too. But not our mother Ruth
            Daddy (Jack) crooned his high baritone to her
            and us (he said “tenor”—tenors get the girl!)

            took us to movies with Rita, Ava, Veronica
            (Hayworth, Gardner, Lake–and Judy Garland)

            brought us a radiance of life’s simple pleasures

            I carry in me a singing man my father gave me.

            (C) Copyright Edward Mycue

  • Great Work to all those who not only served but went on to write of their experience! And special thanks to all those involved in compiling such an incredible list and hosting this wonderful site that with its magic has me vibing with that energy that took me to Gabon 1981-83 and changed my worldview profoundly.

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