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November 2001
The Vasquez nomination
    The Case against the nomination of Gaddi Vasquez

    The statement made before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, November 14, 2001, by Jack Hood Vaughn, second Director of the Peace Corps, representing The Committee for the Future of the Peace Corps

    Several RPCVs submitted statements for the record to be added to the testamony given before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding the nomination —

      A letter from John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64)

      A statement by Barbara Ferris (Morocco 1980–82

      A statement by Hugh Pickens (Peru 1970–73), Publisher, Peace Corps Online

    A letter from The Committee for the Future of the Peace Corps to Senator Christopher Dodd follows-up on the hearing.

    OpEd by John Coyne published in The Hill 12/5/01

A Writer Writes

    Finally, an award-winning poem by Thor Hanson (Uganda 1993–95)

Talking with . . .

    Editor John Coyne interviewed Afghanistan authority Tom Gouttierre (Afghanistan 1965–67)

Literary Type


Recent books by Peace Corps writers

    Thirteen new books by Peace Corps writers deal with travel — in Texas and time, and other topics.


Click on any book cover and go to Amazon to order it.

To Preserve and to Learn

    Mark Covert writes about Moritz Thomsen’s (Ecuador 1965–67) Living Poor

Opportunities for writers

    Tanya Elders (Malawi 1997–99) is creating a website that features stories about women in every country in which Peace Corps serves or has served. For more information . . .

    Mindprints (a literary journal for writers with disabilities that is also open to any writers with an interest in the field or with something to say about it) is seeking submissions for its next issue. For more information . . .

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