on The Art of French Calotype by André Jammes, Eugenia Parry Janis

Lullabies in Reverse (on Invisible Horses by Patricia Goedicke; Green Ash, Red Maple, Black Gum by Michael Waters; Trespasser by R. T. Smith; Stalking Joy by Margaret Benbow; & Heavy Grace by Robert Cording)

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.”


on Georg Trakl: A Profile by Frank Graziano

Essayists, Obsessions, and Hardcovers (on Art & Anger: Essays on Politics and the Imagination by Ilan Stavans; Walking Possession: Essays and Reviews, 1968-93 by Ian Hamilton; The Night Is Large: Collected Essays 1938-1995 by Martin Gardner; & No Passion Spent: Essays 1978-1996 by George Steiner)

on America’s Quest for the Ideal Self: Dissent and Fulfillment in the 60s and 70s by Peter Clecak

Bringing Back the Bones

on Constant Defender by James Tate

After Moving to a Place Where I Do Not Know the Names of Plants and Birds

William Wenthe is the author of four books of poems, including his most recent collection, God’s Foolishness (LSU Press, 2016). He has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts, and two Pushcart Prizes. “The Trial” is part of a larger project about the American expatriate painter James McNeill Whistler.

O Pioneers!

Daniel Hoffman, a former Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1973–74), will publish his thirteenth book of verse, Next to Last Words, in April 2013, on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday.