Adoptive Families Magazine

My Rockin’ Ethiopian Sons,” personal essay, August 2005
"Family Traditions," personal essay, June 2009
"Pizza, Pasta, and Dabo," personal essay, December 2009

Bloom Magazine

A Family Without Borders,” personal essay, June/July 2013


Chicken Soup for the Adoptive Soul

“My Headbanging Ethiopian Sons,” personal essay, March 2008

Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag

Birth and Death in a Microcosm,” micro essay, July 2, 2014

Digital Papercut Literary Journal

"Making The Cut," short story, August 3, 2014

Firestories: Further thoughts on Radically Rethinking Mental Illness – anthology

 “The Zenith of my Madness,” personal essay, 2012


Georgetown Review

“When I’m ’84,” personal essay, April 2006

Guideposts Christmas

 "Brothers in Our Home," personal essay, December 2010

 Indianapolis Star

“Lorrie Moore takes Wing,” book review, October 1998

In Other Words – An American Poetry Anthology

“A Correction,” poem, 1994

Muscadine Lines

“Enough,” personal essay, 1st quarter 2009

 New Southerner

“The Caterpillar Cue,” personal essay, June/July 2006


Terri Cheney book review for Manic, April 2008
Michael Pollan book review for In Defense of Food, February 2008
“Making Writers’ Dreams Reality,” feature, September 2004
“NAET,” feature, May 2004
“My Headbangin’ Ethiopian Sons,” personal essay, April 2003
“The Power of Herbal Medicine,” feature, November 2003
“Squirrels in my Kitchen,” feature, September 2003
“The Stigma of Mental Illness,” book review, March 2003
“Madness & Medicine,” feature, January 2003

“Big Cats,” cover story, August 2002

“Roadkill – Casualties of the Car Culture,” cover story, July 2002


“Roadkill Rod,” in “Sacred & Mundane” July/August 2004

Psychic Meatloaf

“Baby Sisters in the Bassinet,” “Group,” poems, issue #5 May 2012

The Ryder Magazine

The Ryder Magazine - Cover from Sept 19 - Oct 23rd

“American Wasteland - From The Family Farm to the Back of the Dridge, Americans Throw Away Half of Their Food” September 19 - October 23rd, 2014

The Barefoot Review

“Lithium,” “We Line Up,” poems, Summer Edition, June 2012

The Four - Cornered Universe

"Roadkill," personal essay, March 2010


The Petigru Review

Death of the Sea-Monkeys,” personal essay, September 2007

The Potomac Review

“Between Two Poles,” personal essay, issue 54, February 2014

(T)HERE: Writings on Returnings – anthology

“Other Lives,” personal essay, 2014


“Laughing Out Loud,” personal essay, October 2005
“When I’m ’84,” personal essay, February 2005
“The Snake,” personal essay, Winter 2008-2009
“Mr. Tufford,” personal essay, June 2008

Vine Leaves Literary Journal

“My Favorite Blue Jeans,” “PICU,” poems, Issue #4, October 2012

Work Forthcoming:

Veils, Halos, & Shackles – An International Anthology on Women and Oppression

“Morning Pills,” poem

the Voices Project

“A Bug’s Life,” micro essay, October 2014


copyright 2014 - All Rights Reserved - Colleen Wells