Author, I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America’s Wars (The New Press). Recommended by both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, which calls it “a well-researched and wide-ranging history of America’s ‘soldier-dissenters’ and their efforts to speak truth to power.”
FREELANCE WRITER/RESEARCHER, 2000-Present
Have written features and news stories for The Nation, Poets and Writers, the American Bar Association Journal and others. Currently contributing writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer; Guernica: a Magazine of Art and Politics; and Democratic Left.
STAFF WRITER, Community Media/Chelsea Now, 1/2007 – 8/2008
Report and write three stories a week for neighborhood weekly, from meeting reports to profiles to investigative pieces. Co-write weekly “Buzz” column. Assist in paper’s final editing stages.
LECTURER/WRITING INSTRUCTOR, 2002-2005
City University of New York, Gotham Writers Workshop
Taught nonfiction writing, fiction writing, and expository writing; classes ranged from 10-40 students.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR CCCO/GI Rights Hotline, San Francisco, 1995-2000
National non-profit organization. Edited and wrote features for quarterly magazine. Pitched stories and worked intensively with media including 60 Minutes, Christian Science Monitor, and 20/20. Appeared as “expert” on TV and radio, including CNN, BBC Radio, CBS News, and ABC News.
M.S. Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
M.F.A. Literature and Creative Writing, City College of New York
B.A., History and English, Binghamton University
In-Depth Reporting (Second Place, Division IV), New York Newspaper Association February 2008
Community Leader Award, Housing Conservation Coordinators, October 2008
International Peace Research Association Foundation Grant, 2008
Northern Manhattan Arts Association Grant, 2008
Patient Education Information Award, Health Information Resource Ctr 2007
Lynton Book Fellowship 2006
Apex Award,Consumer Health Writing 2005
Fiction: Pushcart Prize (nomination) 2005
Griffin Moore Prize 2002
Jerome Lowell De Jur Prize, 2001
Bellwether Prize (finalist), 2000
References available upon request.
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Hi Chris, please check out my blog.
There are articles about Exit wounds on the right side of the blog.
I’m working on a book and a traveling exhibit about soldiers’ stories. I’ve photographed and interviewed Allen Huck. I just found your interview that you did with him. My I excerpt from your blog about him? I can credit you.
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Congrats on your work. I worked for CCCO in the mid-70s when it was transitioning from draft to GI-related focus. Great days, and important work.
Doug – can we chat about this a little? I’m completing the ms. AGAIN and that transition is so crucial — especially the role of the “poverty draft.”
Just scanned this briefly. Blows me away. I just published a memoir on my political organizing days, much of it in anti-war work. I’m in the Bay area. Would looove to share a book launch and a talk with you in the City.
Here’s about the book:
“An Important Memoir”
“Joel Eis’s memoir reads like Forrest Gump of the 1960’s only its real!”
Will Durst, Columnist, S F Chronicle
He became one of the people his parents warned him against!
… He was followed and informed on. His phone was tapped. He was shot at, did some time in jail, and was black listed from work. The last time he saw his FBI file, it was as thick as a small city phone book.
“Standin’ in a Hard Rain, the Making of a Revolutionary Life is the fast-paced, personal, “boots-on-the-ground,” front line account of major events by a dedicated radical in the 1960’s (and beyond) who found himself at the table with the planners and out in the street, running from the cops.
It traces the difficult evolution of a generation trying to stay true to their values in a country in which they felt at odds. It ends with the burning of his draft card at the age of 73.
What critics say about
Standin’ in a Hard Rain, the Making of a Revolutionary Life…
“Joel Eis’s Memoir is great to read. It’s a great history lesson. He’s an immediate new literary friend!”
Peter Coyote Actor, author, Narrator, Ken Burns film on the Vietnam War
“Joel Eis’s STANDIN’ IN A HARD RAIN, The Making of a Revolutionary Life is a useful and compelling read as the nation once again tries to find its bearings.”
David Harris, Organizer, National Draft Resistance during the Vietnam War,
Federal prisoner for refusing the draft,
12-time book author, Correspondent, NY Times, Rolling Stone Magazine
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE WITH 85 DOCUMENTS & PHOTOS!
979-8-218-11060-4 ISBN paperback
Order copies directly from Ingram/Spark
Author available for Zoom/live launches! Contact him at Wanderfoot@aol.com
Wow. Congrats on the new book! With World Beyond War as a publisher and blurbs from David Harris and Peter Coyote, I;m guessing your launch will go fine without me. But I’ll approach The New Press about the idea of a re-launch for Ain’t Marching and the joint launch event you mention. I’m in Philadelphia, but might be in San Francisco in March; maybe we can shoot for something around then?