on A Different Person: A Memoir by James Merrill

on Walking Light by Stephen Dunn

Gordon Johnston has published a short story, a conversation with poet Pattiann Rogers, and two reviews in past issues of The Georgia Review. His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in American Fiction, Southern Poetry Review, Many Mountains Moving, Fourth Genre, and other journals.

on Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction, and Other Dilemmas in the Writer’s Life by Bonnie Friedman

Andrea Hollander’s first published poem appeared in the Winter 1982 issue of The Georgia Review. Her first full-length poetry collection won the 1993 Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize; her fourth was a finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award. Her many other honors include two Pushcart Prizes (in poetry and creative nonfiction) and two fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. After living in the woods of the Arkansas Ozarks for thirty-five years, she moved to downtown Portland, Oregon, in 2011.

on Following the Brush: An American Encounter with Classical Japanese Culture by John Elder

How Others Have Lived Here (on When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmerelda Santiago; Devotion: A Memoir by Miriam Levine; Edge Effects: Notes from an Oregon Forest by Chris Anderson; & Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World by Scott Russell Sanders)

Jeff Gundy’s eighth book of poems, Without a Plea, was published in early 2019 by Bottom Dog Press. Recent poems and essays are in Cincinnati Review, River Teeth, Forklift, Ohio, Terrain, and Christian Century. He is at work on a series of lyric essays about the Illinois prairie with the working title “Wind Farm.”

 

(Re)joycing about (Re)reading (on Retelling/Rereading: The Fate of Storytelling in Modern Times by Karl Kroeber & Rereading by Matei Calinescu)

Taking Sides: Six Poetry Anthologies (on Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness by Carolyn Forché; A Gathering of Poets by Maggie Anderson, Alex Gildzen, and Raymond Craig; The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: Poems for Men by Robert Bly, James Hillman, and Michael Meade; Men of Our Time: Anthology of Male Poetry in Contemporary America by Fred Moramarco and Al Zolynas; Fast Talk, Full Volume by Alan Spears; & African-American Poetry of the Nineteenth Century: An Anthology by Joan R. Sherman)

Preface to an Omnibus Review

Judson Mitcham’s most recent collection is A Little Salvation: Poems Old and New (University of Georgia Press, 2007). He is the current poet laureate of Georgia.

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