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.

Subsong

Rodin’s Garden & Monet’s Lilies

The Newarker

Mushrooms

R. T. Smith is writer-in-residence at Washington and Lee University, where he edits Shenandoah. The latest of his many books are Outlaw Style: Poems (University of Arkansas Press, 2007) and a collection of stories, The Calaboose Epistles (Iris Press, 2009). His work has been reprinted in such notable anthologies as Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.

Grove

Brendan Galvin is the author of sixteen poetry collections, most recently Habitat: New and Selected Poems, 1965–2005 (2005), a finalist for the National Book Award; Ocean Effects (2007); and Whirl Is King (2008)—all from Louisiana State University Press. His translation of Sophocles’ Women of Trachis appeared in the Penn Greek Drama Series (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998).