Literary Contributions

The following are articles from the jonestown report. A full listing of Literary Works appears on the Speakers and Resources page.

Short Stories

Sara Brody
Jonestown Survivor Recounts Dream (2018)
The Salesman (2016)

Jonestown Revisited, by Jan Carew (2014)

Annie Dawid
Long Before Jonestown: Indianapolis, 1956 (2017)
Jonestown, Japantown (2017)

Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons
Oona Chaplin (2018)
Visiting Andalusia (2011)

The Jonestown Dream Quartet, by Jolene McDonald (2019) NEW
Immaculate Sleep: A Contextual Note (2019) NEW

From Bechtel to Jonestown: A Fictional Narrative of Edith Roller, by Angela Pallassino (2019) NEW
Writing About Edith: A Contextual Note (2019) NEW

Jonestown, Alabama: A Story of Annie Bell Washington, by Emma Trebel (2017)

Laura Elizabeth Woollett
The Homewrecker (2018)
Danger Cycle (2017)
Born Again (2016)
Marceline (2016)
Soybeans (2015)

Russell Working, The Vanishing: A Novel Excerpt (2013)


The Jonestown Poets

The Poetry of Teri Buford O’Shea

Dawn Gardfrey, Two Poems (2018)

Vernon Gosney
My Journey To The Crone/Elder (2013)
Beings of Light (2013)

Laura Johnston Kohl
Sisterhood (2011)
Three Cinquain Poems (2009)

Gary Lambrev
Hammering (2010)
Independence Day Celebration (2009)
The Final Punchline (2008)

Andy Silver
Understanding Dread, Trusting Intuition (2018)
If Robin Williams were still alive (2018)
Unrehearsed (2009)

Jordan Vilchez
To All Who Died in Jonestown (2011)
Sweet (2009)

Guy Young
My Wife, My Children (2018)
One Day (2013)
Remembrance, Forgiveness, Hope (2012)
Mona (2012)
Many Springs Have Passed (2010)

Other Poets

Joyce Applegate, Brave Angels: A Song for Jonestown (2017)

Judy Bebelaar, Guyana, November 18, 1978, (2013)

Revealing Peoples Temple through Creative Writing, by Chelsea Blundon (2011)
Don’t Drink The Kool-aid
Separation of Church and State of Shock
Mortis Operandi
Sharon Amos
Step On Up

Jim Boone, Jonestown Wipeout (2012)

Mighael Botha, Scars Of The Past (2013)

Robin Boyd, The Colour of Fire – Part 1 (2014)

Dorothy Field, The Dick Tropp Poems (2015)

Carmen Gillespie
Time: Jonestown Reconsidered 35 Years Later (2012)
One (2010)

Marganne Glasser, Dark Temple (2018)

Scott Lines, Father Said (2007)

Stirling Noh
The Jonestown Trio – Volume II (2017)
The Jonestown Trio (2013)

Vicki Perry, Two Poems (2010)

poetry by darlene anita scott

Gerard Sarnat, Just Like The Jones’ (2008)

Michael Tyrell, Delicatessen (2019) NEW

Danielle Walker, Greetings. (2019) NEW

Brett Wettlaufer, Untitled (2015)

Bonnie Yates, Representative of a Hero (2019) NEW

Originally posted on October 29th, 2018.

Last modified on November 20th, 2019.
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