| Writing Credits of Celeste Newbrough
The Archetype Strikes Back (2009). Onecraft Publishing House, Berkeley.
The Norita Book: Highlights of the Life and Work of Norita Massicot Newbrough (2003) Onecraft.
The ZanScripts: Memory and Oblivion at the Turnof an Era (1999). Onecraft. (Novel). First Edition, 2000; Second Edition, 2010 in press.
The New Eye: San Francisco Bay Area Poets (1984). Broadway West Press, Oakland.
Pagan Psalms (1982). Onecraft Publishing House, Berkeley. (Poetry)
Baptism of the Stone (1974). Womancraft Press, New Orleans. (Poetry)
Some Unspent Motion (Short stories).
The Witch of Rouens (graphic fiction in progress).
Sex Mates Gender: Evolution and Feminism Today (non-fiction in progress).
The Norita Book, Volume II: Correspondence of Norita Massicot Newbrough. Coauthored with Stephanie Boris (In press).
Publications in Journals and Anthologies
"Lou and Sarah/Sarah and Lou" (2007). The Griffin. Gwyned-Mercy College, Pennsylvania.
"On the Love of Poets Passing as Planets in the Night"; "You in Mendocino"; "Lavender Menace"; "The Mourning"; "Cathedral" (2006). HLLQ (Harrington Lesbian Literary Quarterly), Volume 7, Number 3, 2 October 2006, pp. 71-76(6). Haworth Press.
"Present Fish" (2006) Carquinez Poetry Review. Crockett.
"Tacoma: A Celebration of Mount Rainer" (2000) Journal of Ecofeminism, Seattle.
"The Madwoman’s Journal"; "Eidolon," (1986) The New Eye: San Francisco Bay Area Poets. Broadway West Press, Oakland.
"Fall/fall..."; “Epiphany” (1979). An Anthology of California Poets, New Word, Monterey.
"No Nuke Woman Blues"; "Branch"; "Muriel’s Pond" (1976) TILT: An Anthology Of New England Women’s Art And Writing. New Victoria Press, Lebanon.
“Dialogue of the Data Disk" (1977) Woman Visions, New Victoria Press, Lebanon.
"Voice of a Tribal Mother" (1976). Beck, Dorothy, Ed. EXIT-76: Two Centuries of Revolutionary Poetry, Dorothy Beck, Ed., New Victoria Press, Lebanon.
"Halloween Eulogy" (1974). HER: A Woman’s Journal, Philadelphia.
Parthenogenesis (1973) DISTAFF: A Southern Women’s Journal, New Orleans.
Published Articles and Essays
"Cloning" (2000). Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women’s Studies. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, New York, N.Y.
"Bah, Bah Black Sheep: Cloning, Reproductive Rights and the Gender Revolution" (1997). International Archives of the Second Wave of Feminism, Berkeley. Internet publication.
"Adoption, Surrogate Motherhood and Reproductive Exploitation" (1987). MATRIX, Santa Cruz.
"Winter Rites" (1980). San Francisco Bay Times, San Francisco.
"Woman to Woman with the Lavender Menace" (1974). Woman To Woman Magazine, New Orleans.
"Yin without Yang" (1973). DISTAFF: A Southern Women’s Journal, New Orleans.
"Daniel Moynihan and Female Headed Family: The Myth of Male Centrality" (1972). DISTAFF: A Southern Women’s Journal, New Orleans.
"From Rags to Riches: The National Women’s Political Caucus in Houston" (1972). DISTAFF: A Southern Women’s Journal, New Orleans.
Transformations (1974). Co-editor. Upper Valley Coven, A Media Community. Nor¬wich. (45 minute; 16 mm. film)
"Winter Solstice Across Cultures" (1993). KALX Radio, Berkeley.
"Cry Not, My Baby. Cry" (1984). KPFA Radio, distributed by Pacifica Radio Ar¬chives.
Eve’s Epilogue (1973, 1974). Co-writer with Jo LeCooeur and Joan Kent. Comedy performed before the New Orleans Press Club and subsequently adapted by Betty Hugh for broadcast over WDSU-TV, New Orleans.
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The Archetype Strikes Back overturns traditional religious icons and ritual, sending down roots into the primordial ground from which our deepest symbols arise. Through direct experience of her sensate encounters with nature and human love, the author gains revelations both personal and universal. Robert Graves proclaimed that great poetry fathoms the hidden “White Goddess,” who holds the key to the mystery of life and death. With passionate erudition, Newbrough invokes this powerful persona, the Mother of Knowledge, whose wisdom was prohibited in Genesis, yet who speaks again through the poet’s voice.
- Contemporary Literature
- Women’s Studies
Author of The ZanScripts, Pagan Psalms, and several other books. Pagan Psalms was internationally translated and reviewed. Her stories, essays and poems are featured in literary journals and in feminist, gay, and environmental publications.
Excerpt of The Archetype Strikes Back
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The ZanScripts by Celeste Newbrough
The ZanScripts is a futurist poetic novel set in San Francisco. Zan, an irreverent spiritual leader and hermaphrodite, lives unknown to all but a small core group during the late twentieth century. Zan disappears mysteriously at the turn of the millennium. Years after Zan's disappearance, a new world religious and political order forms, based on Zan's life and teachings. The Era of Zani will not erupt upon the scene until the late twenty-first century, and is to dominate hundreds of millennia.
Surrounding Zan are the founders of the "Neozoic Era": a wandering adventuress, Agatha Agetes, her twin brother, Andrew Wesley, an alienated intellectual, and Theia, a homeless madwoman with an illustrious past.
The ZanScripts is a poetic, witty and philosophical romp through the vagaries of the twentieth century. The novel examines current preoccupations of spirituality, gender, the state of the arts and sciences, and the environment. Pseudo nonfiction is deftly applied to the unfolding narrative. The timeframe of the novel effortlessly conflates present and future intermingling poetry, fiction, and docudrama into a trenchant fin de siecle perspective. The ZanScripts is above all a map of consciousness, integrating the manifold contradictions of contemporary life into a unique and powerful personal vision of a transformative future.
Excerpt of the ZanScipts
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