From Travel & Leisure; and Night Pastorals (with introduction by Michael Collier)

Stanley Plumly (1939–2019) authored ten collections of poems and four works of nonfiction. Elegy Landscape: Constable and Turner and the Intimate Sublime, his most recent book, was published by W. W. Norton in 2018. His many honors and awards include an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Truman Capote Award, and the Paterson Poetry Prize. He was the founding director of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Maryland, where he had been a professor of English since 1985. Middle Distance, a collection of poems he finished before his death, will be published by W. W. Norton in 2020.

Michael Collier is the author of eight poetry collections, including The Missing Mountain: New and Selected Poems (forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in August 2021). He has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and has received numerous honors, including a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a professor of English at the University of Maryland and emeritus director of the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences.

Copies; Continuity; & Deathless

Cynthia Arrieu-King is an associate professor of creative writing at Stockton University. Among her books of poetry are Futureless Languages (Radiator Press, 2018); Manifest (Switchback Books, 2013), chosen by Harryette Mullen as winner of the Gatewood Prize; and People Are Tiny in Paintings of China (Octopus Books, 2010). New poems appear in jubilat, American Poetry Review, and VOLT.

Leela

Rajiv Mohabir is the author of The Cowherd’s Son (Tupelo Press, 2017) and The Taxidermist’s Cut (Four Way Books, 2016) and translator of I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara (Kaya Press, 2019). His memoir, Antiman, won the 2019 Reckless Books’ New Immigrant Writing Prize and will be published in 2021. Currently he is an assistant professor of poetry in the MFA program at Emerson College and the translations editor at Waxwing Journal.

The Necessary Impossibilities of Poetry (on Terrance Hayes’s American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin; Dorothy Barresi’s What We Did While We Made More Guns; Analicia Sotelo’s Virgin; and Kevin Prufer’s How He Loved Them)

Kevin Clark’s several books of poems include the forthcoming The Consecrations (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2021). His first collection, In the Evening of No Warning (New Issues Poetry and Prose, 2002), earned a grant from the Academy of American Poets, and his second, Self-Portrait with Expletives (2010), won the Pleiades Press prize. His poetry appears in the Southern Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, Gulf Coast, and Crazyhorse. A regular critic for The Georgia Review, he’s also published essays in the Southern Review, Papers on Language and Literature, and Contemporary Literary Criticism. He teaches at the Rainier Writing Workshop. 

My Own City (on Donna Masini’s 4:30 Movie; Jennifer Franklin’s No Small Gift; and Lee Briccetti’s Blue Guide)

Jonathan Blunk is a poet, essayist, and radio producer. His works include the authorized biography James Wright: A Life in Poetry (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017) and the essay “ ‘Living Toward That Voice’: James Wright Transfixing and Transfixed,” which appeared in The Georgia Review (Winter 2017). Blunk’s work can also be found in such journals as the American Poetry Review, Poets & Writers, and FIELD magazine.

Underwater Falsetto

Tiana Nobile is a Kundiman fellow and the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. A finalist in the National Poetry Series and for the Kundiman Poetry Prize, she is the author of a chapbook, The Spirit of the Staircase (Antenna / Press Street Press, 2017). Her writing has appeared in Poetry Northwest, the New Republic, Guernica, and the Texas Review, among others. 

Young Woman in Blue Reading a Letter

William Virgil Davis’s most recent book of poetry is Dismantlements of Silence: Poems Selected and New (Texas Review Press, 2015). He has published five other books of poetry, among them Landscape and Journey (Ivan R. Dee, 2009), which won the New Criterion Poetry Prize and the Helen C. Smith Memorial Award for Poetry, and One Way to Reconstruct the Scene (1980), winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. His poems have appeared in most of the major periodicals, here and abroad, including the Atlantic, the Nation, Poetry, and many others.

In the Time of the Living

Richard Jackson has published fifteen books of poems and is the author or editor of multiple critical monographs, books in translation, and anthologies. His most recent books are Broken Horizons (Press 53, 2018) and Out of Place (Ashland Poetry Press, 2014); “Take Five,” a prose poetry project with four other poets, is forthcoming.

Ode on Your Flaw; Chronic Transience; Early Sightings; & Sarcophagus Poetica

J. Allyn Rosser’s fourth poetry collection, Mimi’s Trapeze, appeared in 2014 from Pittsburgh University Press. Rosser has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the Ohio Arts Council. She teaches at Ohio University.