Essay by Coyote on Presidential Election – Overlooked Draft Boards for Trump Voters – November 2016
Essay by Coyote – “Democrats Need to Clean Up Their Own House” – November 2016
Foreword to “Hidden Alactraz: The Fortress Revealed” edited by photographer Steve Fritz and Deborah Roundtree – April 2011
Vanity Fair magazine – October 2009 article called “The Murders at al-Sukariya“
San Francisco Chronicle article on Cuban cigars – February 2009.
Open Letter to Lead Actors (SAG) – July 2008
San Francisco Chronicle article on May 20, 2007 called “Summer of Love: 40 Years Later“
Commencement speech – University of Minnesota on May 8, 2004 – “Midstream”
Foreward to New Buffalo: Journals from a Taos Commune by Arthur Kopecky. Published by New Mexico Press in February 2004.
San Franciso Chronicle article on 2/1/04 called “When supporting only one presidential candidate just isn’t enough.”
High Times magazine, “Outlaw Politics” – January 2004 issue.
San Franciso Chronicle article on 4/27/03 called “Celebrity Nation – Why do we dismiss the opinions of stars when we hang on their every move?”
West Coast Writers Approach Ground Zero – An anthology edited by Seattle poet and writer Jeff Meyers. Published by Hawthorne Books in July 2002.
The events of September 11, 2001, their myriad repercussions, and varied and often contradictory responses to them have inspired this collection of West Coast writers’ responses to the terrorist acts. Among the many contributors besides Coyote are: Alice Walker, Ken Kesey, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Wanda Coleman and Jess Mowry.
Opening speech at the two-day symposium at the CCAC (California College of Arts & Crafts) Wattis Institute on February 8, 2002. The topic was “Generority Projects: Strategies for Exchange in Contemporary Art.”
She’s a Bad Motorcycle: Writers on Riding, edited by Geno Zanetti and published by Thunder’s Mouth Press in January 2002.
A collection of short stories on riding, travelling narratives, the zen and even romance of motorcyles. Featured writers include Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, Che Guevera, and Peter, who recalls time shared with the Hell’s Angels in San Francisco in the late 60’s (reprinted from his memoir, “Sleeping Where I Fall”).
The Whole World’s Watching: Peace and Social Justice Movements of the 1960’s and 1970’s by Bob Fitch, Robert Hsiang, Leon Litwack, Clayborne Carson and Peter Coyote. Published in November 2001.
Pausing for Thought, an essay written in October 2001 about the war against terrorism.
Flags, a poem reflecting the aftermath of 9/11.
Essay in Imagine: What America Could Be in the 21st Century edited by Marianne Williamson, who posed this question to nearly 40 of her well-known contemporaries, inviting them to open their imaginations to all the possibilities that could exist. Published in November 2000.
Essay called “Tracking Bob Dylan in Outlaw Bible of American Poetry by Editors Alan Kaufman and S. A. Griffin. Published in October 1999
Keynote Address given to California’s 1998 Governor’s Conference on the Arts at the Hotel Inter-Continental in Los Angeles on December 7, 1998 .
Terra Nova: Nature & Culture magazine, Fall 1998. Published by The MIT Press.
Coyote contributes an essay called “Full Bloom” drawn from his memoir, Sleeping Where I Fall.
Book review on The Other Side of the Mountain by Thomas Merton, published in the San Francisco Chronicle on September 27, 1998.
Grinnell College Fall 1998 magazine: In the Book Shelf section, “Roman Candle” (chapter 21) is featured from Sleeping Where I Fall.
Foreword to What Book!? – Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop edited by Gary Gach. Published in June 1998.
This book is a major, active anthology of modern, mindful poetry, featuring over 330 selections from over 125 authors including Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, Jane Hirschfield, Yoko Ono, Thomas Merton, Gary Snyder and Peter Coyote.
Hey Lew edited by Magda Cregg. Published in 1998.
This book is a homage to Beat poet Lew Welch, friend of Kerouac, Ginsberg and Cassidy, to name a few. It’s a collection of essays, poems, songs, photographs, drawings and memories from fifty of the people who loved him best. Besides Peter, other contributors are Gary Snyder, Michael McClure, Huey Lewis, Joanne Kyger, Robert Creeley and Margo Patterson Doss. This book can be ordered by sending $12 (postage included) to Clew Press, Box 964, Bolinas, CA 94924.
San Francisco magazine, March 1998 – “And the Walkin’ Man Walks.”
Grinnell Speech given at his Alma Mater on January 24, 1997.
The Mansion on the Hill: Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen, and the Head-on Collision of Rock and Commerce by Fred Goodman.
Published in 1997. The Mansion on the Hill is a must-read for anyone interested in how a counter-cultural phenomenon with moral overtones became – in a mere thirty years – a multibillion-dollar business. Goodman, a former editor at Rolling Stone, traces the arc of this weird transformation by focusing principally on the stories of a handful of key artists and their managers. Coyote gives his views on the relationship between Bob Dylan and Albert Grossman.
Democratic National Convention Diary – August 1996
As a delegate to the DNC, Coyote sent daily dispatches to MoJoWire (Mother Jones) sharing his thoughts and observations. The unexpurgated version is now on this site.
Steelhead magazine – first issue, Summer ’96: “Sweet William” chapter from Sleeping Where I Fall.
A Free Library in This City
Published in 1996. An illustrated history of San Francisco Public Library researched and written by Peter Booth Wiley. As a collaborative publishing enterprise, it united writers and illustrators in public celebration of the City’s rich artistic heritage. The book includes specially commissioned essays on libraries by 25 of the Bay Area’s leading writers including Peter Coyote, Michael McClure and Martin Cruz-Smith Its foreword is by Isabel Allende who served as its Literary Editor. Coyote’s contribution is called “Time to be Savored not Saved.“
The Pushcart Prize XVIII: 1993-1994: Best of the Small Presses / ZYZZYVA magazine (1992) – “Carla’s Story,”
A Coyote Reader by William Bright, 1993 – “Muddy Prints on Mohair.“
An article called “Tracking Bob Dylan“.
Tricycle, The Buddhist Review – “In the Mix.” Published in 1992. Winter edition.
The Nissan Report, A Bold New Blueprint For Successful Innovation in American Business. Edited by Steve Barnett, 1992.
This book reveals how a world-class corporation met the challenge of reexamining the innovation process by assembling twenty-five top minds from a wide variety of fields outside of the manufacturing arena, for an in-depth exchange of ideas. Besides Coyote, participants included Peter Schwartz, Stewart Brand, Mary Catherine Bateson and Rusty Schweickart.
Gary Snyder, Dimensions of a Life edited by Jan Halper
Published April 1, 1991 by Sierra Club Books
A fantastic look at the life and works of Gary Snyder (a hero of Coyote’s). Poet, essayist, mountaineer, anthropologist, Zen Buddhist, environmentalist and Pulitzer Prize Winner. This book is a compilation of photographs and writings by 65 friends and associates of Snyder’s throughout his lifetime. Contributions by Peter Coyote, Ursula LeGuin, Anne Waldman, Allen Ginsberg, Jim Dodge and others have never been published before.
Introduction to Ringolevio, A Life Played for Keeps, a book by Emmett Grogan, Citadel Underground Edition, 1990.
Vogue Homme – Fall 1989 – an article called “The Soft Wars.”
A Few Thoughts on Drugs, Bolivia and Transcendence 1989, an article which provided the notes for a talk Peter delivered at Harvard to students in the JFK School of Government.
Open Letter to the Presidential Candidates – 1988. Coyote expresses his concerns that the candidates are not discussing the issues that need to be addressed.
Strange Attraction – The Best of Ten Years of ZYZZYVA, edited by Howard Junker, published in 1985 by University of Nevada Press. Peter’s essay, “Carla’s Story” is featured.
The CoEvolution Quarterly, Journal for the Protection of All Beings. Issue no. 19, Fall 1978 – Article by Coyote called “The Blind Side of the Future.”