Triage: An Essay

Paul Hamill, who returns to The Georgia Review’s pages after two decades, is a retired college administrator and English professor. His work appears in many journals, including Mudlark and Front Porch Review. The latest of his four collections of poetry is a chapbook, Meeting the Minotaur (Split Oak Press, 2011).

Hard Being Good: Reaganomics, Free Expression, and Federal Funding of the Arts

David Bosworth’s two most recent books, historical studies of cultural change, are The Demise of Virtue in Virtual America: The Moral Origins of the Great Recession (Front Porch Republic, 2014) and Conscientious Thinking: Making Sense in an Age of Idiot Savants (University of Georgia Press, 2017). A resident of Seattle, he is a professor in (and the former director of) the University of Washington’s creative-writing program.

on Bodies at Sea by Erin McGraw

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 Executions and the British Experience from the I7th to the 20th Century: A Collection of Essays by William B. Thesing

on Billy Watson’s Croker Sack by Franklin Burroughs

on Selected Writing, 1950-1990 by Irving Howe

A Traveler among Mockingbirds (on To Remain by Edward Kleinschmidt; A Family Album by Lewis Turco; The Sum Complexities of the Humble Field by Viola Weinberg; The Village Painters by David Chorlton; & Small Elegies by David Mason)d

Form-fitting Criticism (on White Paper on Contemporary American Poetry by J. D. McClatchy; ‘Fallen from the Symboled World’: Precedents for the New Formalism by Wyatt Prunty; & Missing Measures: Modern Poetry and the Revolt Against Meter by Timothy Steele)

Homecomings (on The Foreseeable Future by Reynolds Price; White People by Allan Gurganus; The Apple-Green Triumph and Other Stories by Martha Lacy Hall; & Family Men by Steve Yarbrough)

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.