on The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton by Michael Mott

on The Essays, Articles and Reviews of Evelyn Waugh by Donat Gallagher

Gerald Weales’s “American Theater Watch” appeared in these pages from 1978 until 2010, and we have also featured on occasion his essays and reviews on topics that have included World War II and the early-career political cartoons of one Theodore Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss). In addition to his distinguished career as an author and drama specialist, Weales was a longtime professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he retired in 1987; a senior Fulbright scholar at the University of Sri Lanka; and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.

Poetry Chapbooks: Things Invisible to See (on Engraved on Air by Millard Dunn; January Fire by Corrinne Hales; White Lies by Lane Jennings; Digging for Shark Teeth by Rick Lott; An American Peace by Peter Oresick; Woman in White by Toney Teague; The Glow by Robert Wrigley; & The American Zimmer by Paul Zimmer)

Breaking the Family Rhythms (on We Are Not in This Together by William Kittredge; The Invention of Flight by Susan Neville; Fetching the Dead by Scott R. Sanders; & Wind and Birds and Human Voices by Ellen Wilbur)

Contemporary American Poetry: Does the Material World Exist? (on The Lamplit Answer by Gjertrud Schnackenberg; The Late Wisconsin Spring by John Koethe; Each Leaf Shines Separate by Rosanna Warren; Fugitive Angels by Jeanne Murray Walker; & For the New Year by Eric Pankey)

Oxford

Treasuring the Snapshot

A Consuming Passion: Food and “Film Noir”

Keeping Change