on Blank Fictions: Consumerism, Culture and the Contemporary American Novel by James Annesley

on O My Land, My Friends: The Selected Letters of Hart Crane, edited by Langdon Hammer and Brom Weber

on The American Prose Poem: Poetic Form and the Boundaries of Genre by Michel Delville

Worlds and Seas: Poets on Poetry (on The Work of Poetry by John Hollander; Some Necessary Angels: Essays on Writing and Politics by Jay Parini; and The Catbird’s Song: Prose Pieces 1963-1995 by Richard Wilbur)

Edward Butscher’s poetry and criticism have appeared in numerous literary journals and publications, including the Saturday Review of Literature, Newsday, and the American Book Review. In 1976 he published the first biography of Sylvia Plath, and in 1988 his biography Conrad Aiken: Poet of White Horse Vale won the Poetry Society of America’s Melville Cane Award.

Mutability Cantos (on Mrs. Dumpty by Chana Bloch; The Uses of Adversity by Ronald Wallace; Green Sees Things in Waves by August Kleinzahler; Babylon in a Jar: New Poems by Andrew Hudgins; and Glare by A. R. Ammons)

About Writers: Hack, Serious, and Academic (on Hired Pens: Professional Writers in America’s Golden Age of Print by Ronald Weber; A Dangerous Profession: A Book about the Writing Life by Frederick Busch; and Writing in Disguise: Academic Life in Subordination by Terry Caesar)

Poets’ Corner

William Trowbridge’s latest collection, Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems, was published in March 2013 by Red Hen Press. His other collections include Ship of Fool (Red Hen, 2011), and The Complete Book of Kong (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2003). His poems have appeared in more than thirty-five anthologies and textbooks, as well as on The Writer’s Almanac and in such periodicals as Poetry and the Gettysburg Review. Currently poet laureate of Missouri, Trowbridge lives in the Kansas City area and teaches in the University of Nebraska low-residency MFA in writing program.

Transplanting

On Leaving Florida

Marjorie Sandor’s forthcoming memoir, The Late Interiors: A Life Under Construction (Arcade/Skyhorse Publishing), will be her fourth book. Her linked story collection, Portrait of My Mother, Who Posed Nude in Wartime (Sarabande, 2003), followed A Night of Music (Ecco, 1989) and won the National Jewish Book Award in Fiction; eight of her stories have appeared in GR. Sandor’s volume of essays The Night Gardener: A Search for Home (Lyons Press, 1999) won the 2000 Oregon Book Award for Literary Nonfiction, and her work has appeared in the Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies, among others. Sandor directs the MFA program in creative writing at Oregon State University in Corvallis.