Dialogics

Mixed Messages

My First Shriek; Tenderness; & Mother

Gerald Stern’s most recent books are a collection of poems, In Beauty Bright (W. W. Norton, 2012), and a book of essays, Stealing History (Trinity University, 2012). This Time: New and Selected Poems (1998) won the National Book Award, and his numerous other honors include the Ruth Lilly Prize and the Wallace Stevens Award. Stern taught for many years at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and he served as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2005–2011.

Face & At 24

The Enjambed Body: A Step Toward a Crippled Poetics

Making it in poetry & Capital punishment

Bob Hicok’s ninth book, Hold, is just out from Copper Canyon Press.

Artful Distortions (on Portrait of My Mother, Who Posed Nude in Wartime by Marjorie Sandor; The Half-Mammals of Dixie by George Singleton; Eyesores by Eric Shade; Speed-Walk and Other Stories by Suzanne Greenberg; Pulpwood by Scott Ely; and Live Cargo by Pauls Toutonghi)

American Theater Watch, 2003–2004

Gerald Weales’s “American Theater Watch” appeared in these pages from 1978 until 2010, and we have also featured on occasion his essays and reviews on topics that have included World War II and the early-career political cartoons of one Theodore Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss). In addition to his distinguished career as an author and drama specialist, Weales was a longtime professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he retired in 1987; a senior Fulbright scholar at the University of Sri Lanka; and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.

on The Trouble with Islam: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith by Irshad Manji

Myles Weber’s literary criticism appears frequently in The Georgia Review and many other journals, including New England Review, Kenyon Review, Sewanee Review, Salmagundi, and Michigan Quarterly Review. Associate professor of English at Winona State University in Minnesota, Weber is the author of Consuming Silences: How We Read Authors Who Don’t Publish (University of Georgia Press, 2005) and Middlebrow Annoyances: American Drama in the 21st Century (Gival Press, 2003).