The Ideal Particle and the Great Unconformity

Reg Saner’s prose and poetry have appeared in more than a hundred and fifty literary magazines and in over sixty anthologies. Among other honors, his previous writings, all set in the American West, have won several national prizes. His poetry collection, Climbing into the Roots (1976) received the first Walt Whitman Award as conferred by the Academy of American Poets and the Copernicus Society of America. His second book, So This Is the Map (1981), was a National Poetry Series “Open Competition” winner, selected by Derek Walcott. He has won a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the Creede Repertory Theater Award, the State of Colorado Governor’s Award, and has been an invited Resident Scholar at the Rockefeller Fondazione Culturale in Bellagio, Italyand received the Wallace Stegner Award conferred by the Center of the American West.

on The Great Bird of Love by Paul Zimmer

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.

on Erotic Faith: Being in Love from Jane Austen to D. H. Lawrence by Robert M. Polhemus

on Rabbit at Rest by John Updike

on Expansive Poetry: Essays on the New Narrative and the New Formalism by Frederick Feirstein

on Federico García Lorca: A Life by Ian Gibson

on The Art of Translation: Voices from the Field by Rosanna Warren

Jokers Are Wild (on If the River Was Whiskey by T. Coraghessan Boyle; Comedians by John L’Heureux; The People I Know by Nancy Zafris; & Dreams of Distant Lives by Lee K. Abbott)

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.

With Taste and Cunning: The Marketing of Faulkner and Orwell in the Postwar World (on Creating Faulkner’s Reputation: The Politics of Modern Literary Criticism by Lawrence H. Schwartz & The Politics of Literary Reputation: The Making and Claiming of “St. George” Orwell by John Rodden)