Richard Fariņa's Publications in Magazines, Journals, and Anthologies
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Pieces published for the first time are listed in boldface.
Pieces published for a second time (or more) are designated as [reprint].
Pieces that were NOT collected in Long Time Coming and a Long Time Gone are indicated by a blue asterisk: *


"Dick's Dilemmas" (editorials) *
The Survey
This was a regular column Fariņa wrote for Brooklyn Technical High School's newspaper, usually with a satiric bent. See the
Brooklyn Tech page for more info.

"With A Copy of Dylan Under my Arm" (story)
"Out by McGuckins" (poem) *
Reprinted Here
"The Priest that from the Altar Burst" (poem)

Cornell Writer, vol. 5, no. 2. March 1958.
(This issue also announces that Richard Fariņa is the winner of the upperclassmen division of the short story competition, for "With a Copy of Dylan Under My Arm".)

"Away Where the Highlands" (poem) *
Cornell Writer, May, 1958.

"Student Action and Apartment Rules" (editorial) *
Cornell Daily Sun, May 13, 1958.
A letter by Fariņa and Sale criticising the University administration's puritanical regulation of co-ed activity. This letter was reprinted in A Century at Cornell (Daniel Margulis, ed.), Cornell Daily Sun, Ithaca: New York, 1980.

"A Lepidopterist and his Nymphet" (review) *
Cornell Daily Sun, September 25, 1958.
A review of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.

"Graham Greene's New 'Entertainment'" (review) *
Cornell Daily Sun, November 25, 1958.
A review of Our Man Havana.

"The Very Last Thoughts of One Now Dead" (prose poem) *
"Poem for a Woman Who Loved" (poem)
Cornell Writer, December, 1958.

"The Flax Long Ripe" (poem)
"A Winter Thought" (poem) *
"No Wind Had Been" (poem) *

"Away Where the Highlands" (poem) [reprint]
"Out By McGuckins" (poem) [reprint]
Festival of Contemporary Arts, no. 13.
This was a program booklet for a student poetry reading held on April 15, 1959.

"A Portion of Ourselves" (review) *
Cornell Daily Sun, April 23, 1959.
A review of Herbert Gold's novel, The Optimist.

"Snodgrass Publishes First Verse Volume" (review) *
Cornell Daily Sun, May 28, 1959.
A review of Heart's Needle.

"A Sentimental Poem" (poem) *
"Mary Anne and Me" (story) *
"Sestina for a Love Gone By" (poem) *

Reprinted Here
Cornell Writer, vol. 6, no. 3, Summer 1959.

"With a Copy of Dylan Under My Arm" (story) [reprint]
New Campus Writing. No. 3, 1959.

"God Bless America and All the Ships at Sea" (story) *
Epoch, vol. X, no. 3; Spring 1960. pp. 161-170.
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AFTER CORNELL: 1960-1966

"Out by McGuckins" (poem) [reprint]
"The Priest that from the Altar Burst" (poem) [reprint]
Poetry London-New York, no. 4, Summer 1960.

"The Dream Song of J. Alfred Kerowack" (poem) *
Reprinted Here
Trojan Horse, vol. 1, no. 1. December, 1960. p. 50-51.
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"Celebration for a Gray Day" (poem)
Atlantic Monthly, vol. 207, March 1961, p. 66.
This magazine published a "Young Poets" section twice a year. This issue included poems by John R. Nash, Cleveland Moffett, and Donald W. Baker, with Fariņa featured first. According to Hajdu (p. 79), Fariņa was paid fifty dollars for the poem, which he used to buy a car. Aside from being reprinted in Long Time Coming, this poem was also included in Lyric voices: Approaches to the Poetry of Contemporary Song, edited by Barbara Farris Graves and Donald J. McBain, published by Wiley & Sons, 1972.

"Poem For Someone Else" (poem)
"No Wind Had Been" (poem) [reprint]
"The Flax Long Ripe" (poem) [reprint]
"A Sentimental Poem" (poem) [reprint]
Transatlantic Review, Fall, 1961. p. 111-114.

"Into the Spanish Streets with the Bulls of Pamplona" (article) *
Village Voice, September 13, 1962.
Richard reports on his trip to Pamplona, where he celebrated the Fiesta de San Fermin (July 5-12), watched bullfights, drank wine, and mingled with shopkeepers and garlic vendors. Not surprisingly, this article is written in the knowing, seasoned-traveller style of Hemingway. Carolyn Hester is not mentioned in the article, but we know that she was travelling with him from two pictures on John Byrne Cooke's website: and According to John Cooke's annotations to the photos, Richard was "on a writer's pilgrimage, following in Hemingway's footsteps." Hemingway had died a year earlier, on July 2. Ironically, Faulkner died while Fariņa was in Pamplona. If Fariņa had just been following Faulkner's horse instead of Hemingway's footsteps, he coulda caught the poor guy...

"The Vision of Brother Francis" (story)
Prairie Schooner, vol. 36, no. 4; Winter 1962/63. p. 339-363.

"The Field Near the Cathedral at Chartres" (poem)
Mademoiselle, vol. 57, May 1963, p. 78.

"The Monterey Fair" (essay)
Mademoiselle, vol. 58, March 1964, p. 188ff.

"An American in Britain" (essay) *
Hootenanny, vol. 1, no. 2; March 1964, p. 56, 68.
Richard reports on the British folk scene. He spends most of the essay criticising Ewan MacColl's purist approach to folk music, as seen at the Singer's Club above London's Pindar of Wakefield and other places. He reports that the British Isles do not yet have a thriving folk scene, and implies that in order to have one, they must take a cue from the American scene and open themselves up to innovation. Fariņa praises recent efforts by Rory and Alex McEwen (with whom he and Carolyn had performed and recorded, though he doesn't mention this), specifically their Edinburg festivals and TV appearances. Fariņa also praises the Liverpool Spinners, Alex Campbell, Martin Carthy (whom he calls "perhaps the best folk instrumentalist in the country if someone would buy him a playable instrument"), and many others.

"Baez & Dylan: A Generation Singing Out" (essay)
Mademoiselle, vol. 59, August 1964, p. 242ff.
Fariņa's most-anthologized work. (See the Anthologies section below)

"The Ballad of Joan Baez" (essay) *
Hootenany, November, 1964.p. 14, 15, 67.
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"It Takes a While to Get Across Nebraska" (poem) *
Prairie Schooner, vol.39, no.1, Spring 1965, p.53.
The contributor's note for this poem:

RICHARD FARINA has traveled (slowly) between the East and Carmel and Big Sur (see his piece on the local Birch Society in last year); has published in the Atlantic, Transatlantic Review, Epoch, on record jackets; and, to quote, "In 1963 I played the dulcimer at the Edinburgh International Festival. In France, I wrote fairy tales, and just last week I finished a novel which goes to my agent, a nice man in New York...."

"For the Crashing and Burning of a Lockheed Electra whose Engines Had Been Clogged by Passing Birds" (poem) *
Mademoiselle, vol. 61, October 1965, p. 110.

"Your Own True Name" (essay) [reprint]
Crawdaddy, vol. 1, no. 3, March 28, 1966.
This was a reprint of the liner notes Fariņa wrote for Singer Songwriter Project.


"Nobody Would Say Where the Camera Was" (article)
San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle, May 1, 1966.
This article, serving both as a key to the novel and an invitation to the book party, was retitled "The Writer and the Cameraman" when it was included in Long Time Coming and a Long Time Gone.

"American Afternoon" (story)
Mademoiselle, vol. 63, September 1966, p. 166-7, 216-218.

"Long Time Coming and a Long Time Gone" (story)
Playboy, vol. 14, no. 2, February, 1967, p. 123, 174-176.
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"Ringing Out the Old in Happy Havana" (story) *
Esquire. September, 1969, p. 131, 156, 158, 160, 164, 166.
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"The Dream Song of J. Alfred Kerowack" (poem) [reprint]
"Sestina for a Love Gone By" (poem) [reprint]
"Out by McGuckins" (poem) [reprint]
"God Bless America and All the Ships at Sea" (story) [reprint]
Praxis: A Cornell Journal of Literature & Review.
vol. 8, no. 2. Winter 1983.
This was a special feature on Fariņa called, "Selections from the Cornell Archives," with an introduction by W.M. Flanagan. (Mr. Flanagan also wrote a his senior thesis on Fariņa.)

"God Bless America and All the Ships at Sea" (story) [reprint]
Cornell Alumni News. vol. 104, no. 3. November/December 2001.
This issue also featured an excerpt of Hajdu's Positively 4th Street.


The American Folk Scene: Dimensions of the Folksong Revival.
Edited by David A. Turk and A. Poulin, Jr.
Dell, 1968.

An anthology of articles on folk music that included Fariņa's most famous essay, "Baez and Dylan: A Generation Singing Out." The book itself was dedicated to Fariņa and Peter LaFarge and Guthrie and Seeger.

The Age of Rock: Sounds of the American Cultural Revolution.
Edited by Jonathan Eisen.
Vintage, 1969.

Another reprinting of "Baez and Dylan: A Generation Singing Out."

Bob Dylan: A Retrospective.
Edited by Craig McGregor.
Morrow, 1972.

Yet another reprinting of "Baez and Dylan." Many subsequent anthologies of essays on Dylan would also reprint this article, too many to list here.

Ethnic American Short Stories: Stories that explore the diverse ethic heritages alive in America today.
Edited by Katharine D. Newman.
Washington Square Press/Pocket Books, 1975.

Includes Fariņa's short story, "Long Time Coming and a Long Time Gone." You would have thought they'd include one of his stories with Cuban or Irish themes. The introduction to the story is as follows:

"This story is included here because it is an imaginative young person's attempt to figure out the motivations of prejudice and genocide. It is not historically accurate, but it has a prophetic tone: Fariņa wrote this in 1964-65; he died in 1966; Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. The story has psychological validity; a frustrated egocentric person will look for a scapegoat and a chance to appear as a superman, even if it means murder."

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