on William Carlos Williams, The Arts, and Literary Tradition by Peter Schmidt

on Spiritual Quests: The Art and Craft of Religious Writing by William Zinsser

Jim Peterson is the author of five poetry collections, three chapbooks, and a novel; his newest collection, Original Face, was released by Gunpowder Press in October 2015. Peterson’s poems have appeared widely in such journals as Poetry, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, South Dakota Review, and Cave Wall. He lives with his charismatic corgi, Mama Kilya, in Lynchburg, Virginia.

on Jane Austen: Her Life by Park Honan

on Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author by Clifford Geertz

on The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition by Bernard W. Bell

on Half Savage and Hardy and Free: Women and Rural Radicalism in the Nineteenth-century Novel by Judith Weissman

The Elegies of Style (on April Galleons by John Ashbery; Tango by Daniel Halpern; & The Selected Poems of Tomaz Salamun by Tomaz Salamun, Robert Hass, and Charles Simic)

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.

Mapping Freud’s Half-Hidden City (on Freud: A Life for Our Time by Peter Gay)

Isn’t It Gothic? (on Spirit Seizures by Melissa Pritchard; Ghostly Populations by Jack Matthews; Mourner at the Door by Gordon Lish; The Assignation by Joyce Carol Oates; & Blood and Water and Other Tales by Patrick McGrath)

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.