Those Who Wrestle with the Angel for Us

Dickinson Descending

Marianne Boruch’s ten poetry collections include the recent title The Anti-Grief (Copper Canyon Press, 2019). She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Australia last year at the University of Canberra’s International Poetry Studies Institute, observing the astonishing wildlife to write a book-length sequence, a neo-ancient/medieval bestiary, which is forthcoming from Copper Canyon. The poems in this issue are a part of that collection.

on The Hound & Horn Letters by Mitzi Berger Hamovitch

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.

on Thomas Hardy: A Biography by Michael Millgate

on Freud and Man’s Soul by Bruno Bettelheim

on Black Novelists and the Southern Literary Tradition by Ladell Payne

on The Life of the Poet: Beginning and Ending Poetic Careers by Lawrence Lipking

Pilgrimage to Auden Country (on Early Auden by Edward Mendelson; & W. H. Auden: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter)

Stephen Corey joined the staff of The Georgia Review in 1983 as assistant editor and subsequently has served as associate editor, acting editor, and, since 2008, editor. His most recent book is Startled at the Big Sound: Essays Personal, Literary, and Cultural (Mercer University Press, 2017); he has also published nine collections of poems, among them There Is No Finished World (White Pine Press) and Synchronized Swimming (Livingston Press); his individual poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in dozens of periodicals; and he has coedited three books in as many genres, including (with Warren Slesinger) Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry (The Bench Press). Over the past thirty-five years he has served as poet-in-residence or visiting poet/editor for numerous writing programs, conferences, and other literary gatherings, and he is currently a member of the core faculty for the low-residency MFA program at Reinhardt University. Born in Buffalo and reared in Jamestown, New York, Stephen Corey holds BA and MA degrees from Harpur College (now Binghamton University) and a PhD from the University of Florida.

Afro-American—Modernist—Classic: Ralph Ellison and His Critics (on Invisible Man, Thirtieth Anniversary Edition by Ralph Ellison; The Craft of Ralph Ellison by Robert G. O’Meally;& Dedalus in Harlem: The Joyce-Ellison Connection by Robert N. List)