The You of the Mottoes

Sydney Lea’s thirteenth collection of poems, Here, is forthcoming from Four Way Books next year. Also due in 2018, from Vermont’s Green Writers Press, are Lea’s collected newspaper columns from his years as Vermont poet laureate, News That Stay News: Lyric and Everyday Life, his, and a re-issue of his collaborative book of essays with former Delaware poet laureate Fleda Brown, Growing Old in Poetry: Two Poets, Two Lives.

Feeling Sorry for Myself after the Collapse of Civilization

Michael Derrick Hudson’s poems have appeared in Poetry, Boulevard, Columbia, Gulf Coast, New Welch Review, West Branch, and other journals. He was named co-winner of the 2014 Manchester Poetry Prize.

His Wife

Melanie McCabe’s work has appeared on Poetry Daily, as well as in Best New Poets 2010, The Georgia Review, Massachusetts Review, Cincinnati Review, and Shenandoah; her collection History of the Body will be published by WordTech Communications in 2012. McCabe teaches high school English and creative writing in Arlington, Virginia.

Sticks; Goose; & Explosion

Fleda Brown’s The Woods Are On Fire: New & Selected Poems will be out from the University of Nebraska Press in 2017. A former poet laureate of Delaware, she lives in Traverse City, Michigan, and is on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program in Tacoma, Washington. 

Unstuck

I Feel Like Being Nice Today

George Singleton has published over three hundred stories in literary journals and magazines such as The Georgia Review, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Magazine, One Story, the Southern Review, and Zoetrope. His eighth collection, Staff Picks, will be available in March 2019 from Yellow Shoe Fiction. A Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, Singleton teaches in the English department at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The Shield of the Norns

Four Cats and the Pathetic Fallacy

Paul Zimmer lives on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin. In the fifteen years since his retirement from a long career in university publishing, he has published two books each of poetry and essay-memoir. His first novel, The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove, is forthcoming from Permanent Press in early 2015, when he will be eighty years old—which surely makes him, he believes, one of the oldest first novelists ever.

O Taste and See