Reviews, Commentaries and Stories by Annie Dawid

Portrait by Darryl Halbrooks
Portrait by Darryl Halbrooks

An English professor and director of creative writing for 15 years at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Annie Dawid left full-time teaching for full-time writing in her home in Colorado. She is the author of Resurrection City, a novel of Jonestown which awaits publication. Her latest book of poetry is Anatomie of the World.

Annie can be reached at Her website is


Marceline Baldwin Meets Jim Jones (2021)

Long Before Jonestown: Indianapolis, 1956 (2017)

Jonestown, Japantown (2017)

Reviews and commentaries

Bloodlines: A Jonestown Subtext to a Family in Disarray (2018)

New Materials Worth Reading in Jones Biography (2017)

Jonestown Plays Minor Role in Novel (2017)

Fictional Cults Lack Verisimilitude (2016)

“Are We Black, Proud and Socialist?” (2015)

Poetic Faith: A Review of Children of Paradise: A Novel (2014)

A Long And Suffering People (2013)

Complicating Matters: A Review of Stories from Jonestown (2012)

A Thousand Lives A Painful and Disturbing Read (2011)

Metaphor b. 11/18/78 (2010)

What They Chose (2006)

Articles about her novel include:

Jonestown Manuscript Sees Partial Publication (2014)

Saying Farewell to Jonestown (2010)

Jonestown, a “hard sell” (2009)

Four Protagonists, One Author (2007)

The Yuck Factor (2007)

A Writer’s Journal, Part II (2006)

Resurrection City: A Novel of Jonestown – An Introduction and an Excerpt (2006)

Fathom These Events: Jonestown, a Novel: A writer’s journal, excerpts (2005)