Breakfast After the Blood Test

Stephen Dunn is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose. His Degrees of Fidelity: Essays on Poetry and the Latitudes of the Personal,  is due out from Tiger Bark Press in October 2018, and a new collection of poems, Pagan Virtues, is scheduled to be published by W. W. Norton in 2019. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Different Hours, and he has had fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations. Dunn lives in Frostburg, Maryland, with his wife, the writer Barbara Hurd.

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 served as associate editor, acting editor, and, from 2008 to his retirement in 2019, 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). In the spring of 2022, White Pine Press will bring out his As My Age Then Was, So I Understood Them: New and Selected Poems.

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)

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