Book Chapters – Nonfiction

Clay Reynolds’ short nonfiction pieces have been included in numerous collections of essays, articles, and other nonfiction anthologies. His work extends from matters of pedagogy to scholarship to personal opinion essays and creative nonfiction.

“.158, Research Assignments.” in Help! One to Another: Techniques that Work in the Teaching of Freshman English. Ed., Carol B. Naab, Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company, 1979: 153‑159.

“What Does It Take to Be a Texas Writer? Reflections of the Success of Texas Literature.” in Texas Range Wars: Heated Debate, Sober Reflections, and Other Assessments of Texas Writing. Eds., Tom Pilkington & Craig Clifford. Dallas: SMU Press, 1989: 69-85.

[With Sally Sheppeard] “Southeast Texas Cultural Life: Professional Writing,” and “Southeast Cultural Life: The Performing Arts.” in Texas in the Twenty-first Century: The Cultural and Historical

Background of Southeast Texas. Eds., Sally Sheppeard, Walter Sutton, et al. Austin and Beaumont, TX: The Texas Committee for the Humanities and Lamar University, 1999: 51-58, 59-69.

“Toward the Compleat Student: An Introduction.” Points of View on American Higher Education: Volume III, Students and Standards. Ed., Stephen H. Barnes. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellin Press, 1990: 61-70.

“Publishing Fiction in Today’s Market,” and “Is an Agent Really Necessary?” Writers and Publishers Guide to Texas Markets: 1991-1992. Ed., Georgia Kemp Caraway. Denton: University of North Texas Press 1991: 2-3, 164-165.

“Images of the Cowboy, For-Real and Urban: The Search for the Horseman.” in The Catch-Pen. Eds., Len Ainsworth and Kenneth W. Davis. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, 1991: 185-195.

“Gearing Up for Total War.” in Texas Goes to War. Eds., James W. Lee, et al. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1991: 23-41.

“Andrew Hudgins (1951-).” Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Poets Since World War II: Third Series. Ed. R. S. Gwynn. Detroit: Gale Research, Inc. 1992: 142-150.

“Why Writing is an Art.” Literature Initiative Taskforce Proceedings. Ed., Austin Writers’ League. Austin: Texas Commission on the Arts, 1992: 58-65.

“The Texas Blacklands: Where the West Begins, or Where the South Ends?” The Texas Blackland Prairie: Land, History, Culture. Eds., M. Rebecca Sharpless and Joe C. Yeldeman, Jr. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 1993: 204-213.

“Andrew Hudgins (1951-).” The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English. Ed. Ian Hamilton. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1994: 239.

“Foreword: ‘Coffee.’” How the Cimarron River Got Its Name and Other Stories about Coffee. Ed., Ernestine Sewell Linck. Plano, TX: Republic of Texas Press, 1995: ix-xxi.

“The State of Publishing.” Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook: 1997. (rvs.& rpt. from The Texas Review.) Ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli & George Garrett. Washington,                  D.C.: Layman Press, 1998: 280-289.

“Of Snakes and Sex and Playing in the Rain.” Best Texas Writing. Eds., Joe Ahearn and Brian Clemets. Dallas: Rancho Loco Press, 1998: 60-70.

“Tex-Mex Breakfast.” Stirring Prose. Ed., Deborah Douglas. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1998: 184-199; rpt., Houston Chronicle. 13 December, 1998:

“Texas,” 8-10; rpt. Current Diversions. 5.8 (1999): 26, 28.

“Frivolous Sexual Harassment Charges Impair Academic Freedom.” Sexual Harassment. Louise Gerdes. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 1999: 62-71.

“First-Hand Account.” Careers in Writing. Ed., Blythe Camenson. Chicago: VGM Career Books, 2001: 23-28.

“The First Fat Stock Show: From: A Hundred Years of Heroes: A History of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show.” Literary Fort Worth. Judy Alter & James Ward Lee, Eds. Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2002: 327-330.

“McDonald’s A Band of Brothers: A Plea for a Deeper Understanding.” The Waltz He Was Born For. Janice Whittington & Andrew Hudgins, Eds. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2002: 48-59.

“A Western State” What Do I Read Next?: A Reader’s Guide. Marie Toft, Ed. Detroit, MI: Thompson Gale, 2007. Volume I: 145-169.

“From Wit to Wisdom: The Irony of the Artistic Journey.” Notes from Texas. W.C. Jameson, Ed. Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2008: 159-181.

“The Western 2008.” What Do I Read Next?: A Reader’s Guide. Marie Toft, Ed. Detroit,  MI: Gale/Cengage, 2008. Volume I: 141-159.

“Backtrailing to the Future: or, The Hunt for a New Frontier: The Western, 2008.” What Do I Read Next?: A Reader’s Guide. Marie Toft, Ed. Detroit, MI: Gale/Cengage, 2009. Volume II: 147-200.

“The College Bar.” The Alternatives. Alison Ireland, Ed., London, UK: The Hour of Writes, 2015: 202-208.

“Crossing the Line of Poetic Biography: Andrew Hudgins’ Narrative of the Life of Sidney Lanier.” Poetry Criticism: Criticism of the Works of the Most Significant and Widely Studied Poets of World Literature.” Lawrence J. Trudeau, Ed. Detroit, MI: Gale Cengage, 2016:161-167.

“Texas Weather: An Introduction.”  Texas Weather. Terry Dalrymple and Laurence Musgrave, Eds. Beaumont, Texas: Lamar University Press, 2016: 13-22.

“A View from Dry Land.” Life Plus 2 Meters. David Zetland, Ed. Amsterdam: Auganomics Press, 2016: 101-104.