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)

An Idiom of Uncertainty: Southern Poetry Now (on Lessons In Soaring by James Applewhite; The 18,000-Ton Olympic Dream by T. R. Hummer; The Center for Cold Weather by Cleopatra Mathis; Sigodlin by Robert Morgan; & The Erotic Light Of Gardens by Bin Ramke)

Cheyne Row, Chelsea

My Version of Things

Dirty Linen

A Station in Another Place

Unconscious Cities

The Model

Robert Wrigley, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Idaho, lives in the high-mountain woods near Moscow. His eleventh and most recent book of poems is Box (Penguin, 2017).