Under Western Skies (on Angels and Others by Ken Smith; The Wedding Dress: Stories from the Dakota Plains by Carrie Young; The Secret of Cartwheels by Patricia Henley; & Crossing Wyoming by David Romtvedt)

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.

Figured Carpets: The Collected and the Selected (on What I Think I Know: New and Selected Poems by Robert Dana; A Last Bridge Home: New and Selected Poems by Dan Gerber; New and Selected Poems by Stephen Berg; If I Had Wheels or Love: Collected Poems by Vassar Miller; & The Path to Fairview: New and Selected Poems by Julia Randall)

Niki’s Window: Detroit and the Humiliation of History

In the Hollow of an Intricate City

“Countless Dark Bodies Are to Be Inferred Near the Sun” & “Objects Contain the Possibility of All Situations”

Tracking Nietzsche


George Singleton has published over three hundred stories in literary journals and magazines such as The Georgia Review, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Magazine, One Story, the Southern Review, and Zoetrope. His eighth collection, Staff Picks, will be available in March 2019 from Yellow Shoe Fiction. A Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, Singleton teaches in the English department at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The Woman with Five Hearts

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.

Together & The Life of the Body