WRITTEN BY COYOTE
Sleeping Where I Fall
- a memoir of the sixties, published April 15, 1998 by Counterpoint Press.
The Rainman's Third Cure: An
Irregular Education - a second memoir,
published April 14, 2015 by Counterpoint Press.
Free-Fall Chronicles - six unedited stories written as Peter's Free-Fall Chronicles,
some becoming part of his book Sleeping Where I Fall.
Crimes of Opportunity (with Sylvia Peto)
- The story about the relationship between a convict named Eddie Malick with literary aspirations and local television personality Anne Hamilton.
Heaven Before I Die -
A rite-of-passage story about a young trumpet
player in New Orleans at Black Mardi Gras (St. Joseph's Day.)
On the Eighth Day - (with Silvia Peto) -
A comedy from Silvia's
original idea, about a left-wing, anarchistic night-watchman at a very right wing sperm
bank whose perverse revenge on right-wingers goes bizarrely awry when his daughter falls
in love with what might be one of them.
Harvest of Rage (with Joel Dyer)
- A story of a New York
newspaper editor who resigns because he's forced to kill a story, and buys a small-town
newspaper in Idaho hoping to do nothing but "write about jam" for the rest of
his life. He is soon deeply entangled in a plot where a major agri-business company is
buying up land for mysterious reasons, and right-wing militias are trying to take over the
Eat My Lips - The comedic story of a drugged out,
overweight, Hollywood idol who decides to rescue his career by doing a
"people's" movie. In Detroit, researching out-of-work auto-workers, he spies his
"double" and arranges to "change lives" with him for three months. Of
course the working class guy is a good-worker, on time, production problems etc.
disappear. When he's 'found out', the star's lawyer conspires to make the switch
permament. Unfortunately, the auto-worker's Achille's heel is his jealousy over his wife
which the star plays on to reinstate himself. The grass is not always greener, and both
return to their "reality", changed by the experience.
(Several steps below Soprano) -
A comedy about rival low-rent Mafia families
banished to France for being such terminal pains in the butt. The
daughter of one marries the half-wit son of the other after she's
impregnated by him and in a spat on the honeymoon kills him. In order to
get back home they have to find a double to carry his passport through
customs so the father won't find out. They find a hapless American boy
who wants to be a French chef. Of course, he
falls in love with the beautiful younger daughter of the murdering older
sister who is passionate about Arab cooking. It gets more and more
complicated, but all the knots eventually get untied.
The Friday Night Bank
Joe Slobodzian) - The
true story of the Nation's most succesful bank
robber, a Philadelphia man with three Phd's who
robbed more banks than John Dillinger, Bonnie and
Clyde, and WIllie Sutton combined. Tracked and
finally caught by an equally brilliant FBI man who
became his friend and turned him to make
anti-bank-robbery videos for the FBI, it is
co-written with the Philadelphia Enquirer reporter
who broke the story.
Sleeping Where I Fall
- Based on Coyote's book
by the same name, it is slightly fictionalized tale
of the radical anarchist edge of the 1960's with its
high-ideals and low behaviors, comic pratfalls,and
- A TV Pilot originally sold to CBS-TV about
a team of emergency psychiatric social workers. A
5150 is a 48-hour hold
that a psychiatrist, judge or policeman can slap on
someone for behavior that suggests they are a threat
to self or others. The "team" of works are all
people with problems of their own
-ex-junkies, vets, nurses, people who've
turned their lives around to make a difference. They
go out into a major city and confront the rich and
the poor, the truly crazy and the fakers.
Live Feed (with
Silvia Peto) - A story
about a CNN type roving video unit and their
relationships with the home station and their
producer. Pulling stories from the headlines, and
weaving a conspiracy theory through its on-going
episodes, it features a "team' of a videographer,
on-air reporter, driver and sound-man as they rove
the streets, and halls of justice in pursuit of "the
truth" as they see it...and are allowed, or not
allowed to report it.
Pale, Thumper and Bump - A young white man, in repentance
for an overdose that killed his pregnant, African-American wife, volunteers at an
all-black, Harlem high school, trying to 'give back' what his foolishness has taken from
him. He meets Thumper, a brilliant young hip-hop artist he champions, and Bump, the local
crack king-pin. In the ensuing struggle for Thumper's soul, we learn the value of stepping
CONTRIBUTIONS, ARTICLES & SPEECHES:
Coyote on Presidential Election -
Overlooked Draft Boards
for Trump Voters -
Coyote - "Democrats
Need to Clean Up Their Own House" - November
Foreword to "Hidden
Alactraz: The Fortress Revealed" edited
by photographer Steve Fritz and Deborah Roundtree
- April 2011
magazine - October 2009 article called "The
Murders at al-Sukariya"
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
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?"
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
She's a Bad
Motorcycle: Writers on Riding, edited by Geno
Zanetti and published by Thunder's Mouth Press in
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
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.
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.
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
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
The Buddhist Review - "In the Mix." Published in 1992.
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
Gary Snyder, Dimensions of a Life edited by
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
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."
Lion's Roar - December
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- April 2016
interview - October 2015
Greensboro News &
Record interview - September 2015
Light, July 23, 2015 -
Hello and Goodbye to Peter
June 4, 2015 -
The 'Irregular' Life of
Mercury News, June 1, 2015 -
Peter Coyote's complext life unveiled in "The
Rainman's Third Cure
Chron, May 7, 2015 -
Sixties’ Survivor With Memories Worth Sharing
April 23, 2015 -
Oregonian, April 15, 2015 -
Independent Journal - April 13, 2015 -
Coyote’s second memoir honors the mentors who helped
Herald, February 15, 2012 -
Magazine, June 2011 -
Against the Grain
June 10, 2009 -
Zen, June 2008 -
Daily Dispatch, April 29, 2008 -
Yes! Weekly, April 22, 2008 -
Art Beat Greensboro
Film Festival, March 2008 -
Magazine, Fall 2007 -
Interview by John LeKay
Erie-Times News, April 8, 2007 -
Peter Coyote's maelstrom
Gazette, November 2006 -
Not Running with the Pack
Voice, June 10, 2005 -
Peter Coyote Talks
About His Attraction to Lupine Characters
2003 - Interview by Thom Fowler
Foundation Publications, August 2003 - "Radical
Optimism" - interview with Peter
San Francisco Chronicle,
June 30, 2003 - Article on Worldlink TV's "The Active Opposition"
hosted by Peter.
Liberation Newspaper (Paris, France), December 25,
2000 - "In search of the California anarchists with
the noted actor" by Edward Waintrop.
Portland Mercury Newspaper, November 2, 2000 - "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" by Monica
Detour Magazine, April 2000 - "Voice Lessons" by Lael Loewenstein
issue. "Freewheeling the Details: A Conversation
with Gary Snyder & Peter Coyote."
Interview with Icons: Flashing on the Sixties by Lisa Law.
Published in November 1999 by Lumen Books.
Orlando Weekly article, 2/9/99 -
"Coyote Prowling" by Deborah Hochberg
magazine, October/November 1998
issue. Article called, "I Know that Voice."
by Marty Crisp.
Jewish Bulletin of Northern California, January 1998 by Lori
"Peter Coyote - An Outsider with a Jewish Sense of
Salon Magazine (online) of 11/97 - "Coyote Dreams" by Cynthia Romanov.
Spirit Matters (online magazine) interview by Gaylynn Baker from
May 1996 called "Conversation with Coyote."
NY Times article called "Where Screenwriters Can Get a
Hearing." See "Crimes of Opportunity. Published
Sixties Radicals, Then and Now: Candid
Conversations with those who Shaped the Era written by Ron Chepesiuk. Published
During a period spanning more than five years, Chepesiuk interviewed 18 of the best known
activists of the '60s. Among those interviewed are Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin (done
just before their deaths), Peter Coyote, former Weather Underground leader Bernadette
Dohrn and black student protest leader Cleveland Sellers.
Amica Magazine (Italian) - February 1995 issue. Article
Gala Magazine (French) - August
31-September 6, 1995 issue. Interview & photos in their fashion section.
GQ magazine (UK edition), "Peter Coyote"
- December 1994. Style Editor Peter Howarth gets a lead on Hollywood's wild dog.
High Times - "Finding a Pure Place
to Stand" by Malcolm Mackinnon.
October 1994 issue.
Entertainment Weekly article called "Wildly Coyote." May 27, 1994.
MovieMaker magazine - interview in the April 1994 issue called "Peter and the Wolves."
Whole Earth Review article called "An Acting Lesson from Peter Coyote."
GQ magazine, November 1992 - "Coyote in Chic
Clothing." In collar-to-cuff Cerruti, a dapper actor turns in a very natural
Premiere magazine (French edition), October 1992.
Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock and Out by Bill Graham
and Robert Greenfield. Published in 1992.
with Etan Ben-Ami, January 12, 1989.
Two editions of
US edition of Oct. 24-30, 1987 and Canadian edition of Oct. 31-Nov.6,
1987. Both feature articles on Peter in his starring role as William Bradfield in
the TV mini-series, "Echoes in the Darkness " based on Joseph
City Magazine International, June 1987 -
Peter Coyote on cover with inside article regarding
several of his films with a special focus on A Man in Love.
Orlando Sentinel, 2/5/87 - newspaper article called, "Peter Coyote Surviving in the Hollywood Wilderness" by
Bruce Cook of the Los Angeles Daily News.
San Francisco Focus, June 1986 - magazine article called
"Peter Coyote: Howling at Hollywood" by Robert Hurwitt.
Starfix Magazine, April 1986 - French publication with
Playboy magazine, November 1985 - "Edging Toward Stardom"
Disney Channel Magazine, October 1985 - Peter on the cover
with an article called "Peter Coyote Soars to Stardom
in The Blue Yonder."
Rolling Stone magazine, October 10, 1985 - "Lonesome Cowboy"
Films in Review, January 1984 -
interview in regard to Cross Creek.
The Haight-Ashbury: A History by Charles Perry, 1984.
The San Francisco Mime Troupe - The First Ten Years by R.G. Davis.
Published in 1975.
Buried Alive - The Biography of Janis Joplin by Myra Friedman,
Ringolevio, A Life Played for Keeps, by Emmett Grogan, 1972.
Voices from the Love Generation by Leonard Wolf, 1968.
We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against by Nicholas Von
Hoffman. Published in 1968.