on New & Selected Essays by Howard Nemerov

Greg Johnson, whose reviews have appeared regularly in our pages across many years, has published two novels, five collections of short stories, and several volumes of nonfiction. He lives in Atlanta and teaches in the graduate writing program at Kennesaw State University.

Critical Formalities (on The Formal Principle in the Novel by Austin M. Wright & Forms of Life: Character and Moral Imagination in the Novel by Martin Price)

Malcolm Cowley and the Rehumanization of Art (on The Early Career of Malcolm Cowley: A Humanist Among the Moderns by James Michael Kempf & The Flower and the Leaf: A Contemporary Record of American Writing Since 1941 by Malcolm Cowley and Donald W. Faulkner)

Tradition and the Innovative Godzilla (on Collected Poems: 1957-1982 by Wendell Berry; The Salt Stone: Selected Poems by John Woods; Selected Poems: 1950-1982 by Kenneth Koch; The Collected Poems Of Robert Creeley: 1945-1975; & New and Selected Poems: 1923-1985 by Robert Penn Warren)

Waking the Long Memory (on The Prophetic Poet and the Spirit of the Age (in three volumes). Volume One: Why Flannery O’Connor Stayed Home. Volume Two: Why Poe Drank Liquor. Volume Three: Why Hawthorne Was Melancholy by Marion Montgomery)

American Theater Watch, 1984–1985

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.

Saint’s Life

William Trowbridge’s latest collection, Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems, was published in March 2013 by Red Hen Press. His other collections include Ship of Fool (Red Hen, 2011), and The Complete Book of Kong (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2003). His poems have appeared in more than thirty-five anthologies and textbooks, as well as on The Writer’s Almanac and in such periodicals as Poetry and the Gettysburg Review. Currently poet laureate of Missouri, Trowbridge lives in the Kansas City area and teaches in the University of Nebraska low-residency MFA in writing program.

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Chinese Architecture & The Subject Is “You Understood”