Parabolic

Immanence

Robert Penn Warren: Life’s Instancy and the Astrolabe of Joy

on My Father & Atticus Finch: A Lawyer’s Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama by Joseph Madison Beck

Gary Kerley is a retired educator living in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. His reviews and articles have appeared in a number of publications and encyclopedias. An essay on the relationship between James Dickey and Pat Conroy and a review of Henry Taylor’s selected poems, This Tilted World Is Where I Live, will appear in the 2020 issue of The James Dickey Review. His articles on Alice Friman and William Walsh will appear next year on the online New Georgia Encyclopedia.

on Among the Gorgons by Michelle Boisseau

Alice Friman’s poetry collections include Blood Weather (LSU Press, 2019), The View from Saturn (LSU Press, 2014), Vinculum (LSU Press, 2011), The Book of the Rotten Daughter (BkMk Press, 2006), Zoo (1999), Inverted Fire (1997), and Reporting from Corinth (1984). A recipient of many honors, including two Pushcart Prizes and inclusion in Best American Poetry, she has been published in Poetry, Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Plume, Crazyhorse, and others. She lives in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she was Poet-in-Residence at Georgia College. 

Displaced Familiarity: Voice, Then Meaning, in Contemporary Poetry (on Kathryn Nuernberger’s The End of Pink; Joshua Bennett’s The Sobbing School; James McMichael’s If You Can Tell; and Larry Levis’ The Darkening Trapeze: Last Poems)

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. 

Anonymous

John Poch teaches in the creative writing program at Texas Tech University. His most recent book, Fix Quiet, won the 2014 New Criterion Poetry Prize.

The Mother

Lindsay Remee Ahl has work published or forthcoming in Hotel AmericaBarrow Street, BOMB Magazine, the Offing, and many others. A Fletcher Fellow at Bread Loaf for her novel Desire (Coffee House Press, 2004), she holds an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College.

Letter with One Hundred Circles

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello’s Hour of the Ox (University of Pittsburgh, 2016), won the 2015 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and the 2016 Florida Book Award bronze medal for poetry. She has received poetry fellowships from Kundiman and the Knight Foundation, and her work has appeared in the Adroit Journal, Best New Poets 2015, Los Angeles Review of Books, Narrative Magazine, and more. She serves as a program coordinator for Miami Book Fair and producer for The Working Poet Radio Show.