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Bread Without Sugar

Gerald Stern’s most recent books are a collection of poems, In Beauty Bright (W. W. Norton, 2012), and a book of essays, Stealing History (Trinity University, 2012). This Time: New and Selected Poems (1998) won the National Book Award, and his numerous other honors include the Ruth Lilly Prize and the Wallace Stevens Award. Stern taught for many years at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and he served as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2005–2011.

on The Politics of Being Mortal by Alfred Killilea

Catherine Rogers teaches English at Savannah State University. Her work has appeared in Kalliope: A Journal of Women’s Art, Paideuma, and Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, as well as in the online journals Autumn Sky Poetry and Touch: The Journal of Healing. She cherishes happy memories of having been the very first graduate editorial assistant of The Georgia Review.

on Alone in the Dawn: The Life of Adelaide Crapsey by Karen Alkalay-Gut

Edward Butscher’s poetry and criticism have appeared in numerous literary journals and publications, including the Saturday Review of Literature, Newsday, and the American Book Review. In 1976 he published the first biography of Sylvia Plath, and in 1988 his biography Conrad Aiken: Poet of White Horse Vale won the Poetry Society of America’s Melville Cane Award.

on Women and Sexuality in the Novels of Thomas Hardy by Rosemarie Morgan

on Bad Art by Quentin Bell

on Ganado Red by Susan Lowell

Desire, Design, Amazement (on Labyrinths of Language: Symbolic Landscape and Narrative Design in Modern Fiction by Wendy B. Faris & Mi-Lou: Poetry and the Labyrinth of Desire by Stephen Owen)

Four from Prospero (on Collected Poems by Philip Larkin and Anthony Thwaite; Between Angels by Stephen Dunn; Groom Falconer by Norman Dubie; & Take Heart by Molly Peacock)