Wagnerism: A Telephone from the Beyond

Jed Rasula is the author of two books of poetry and four books of scholarship, most recently Modernism and Poetic Inspiration: The Shadow Mouth (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). He is co-editor, with Tim Conley, of Burning City: Poems of Metropolitan Modernity (Action Books, forthcoming later this year). “Wagnerism: A Telephone from the Beyond” is part of a work-in-progress on the roots of modernism, which also includes the essay “Jazzbandism” from the Spring 2006 issue of The Georgia Review. He is Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Georgia.

Stephen Dunn: The Desire to Keep Saying Yes

George Looney has published four books of poetry, including his newest, Open Between Us (WordTech, 2010). His fifth, A Short Bestiary of Love and Madness, is forthcoming from Stephen F. Austin University Press this fall. He chairs the creative writing BFA program at Penn State–Erie, edits Lake Effect, and is translation editor of Mid-American Review and co-director of the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival.

In-Dwelling: Stephen Dunn in Deadwood

Kathleen Graber’s second poetry collection, The Eternal City (Princeton University Press, 2010), was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the William Carlos Williams Award. She teaches in the creative writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Between Worlds, Refuge: Stephen Dunn and the Creative Writing Workshop

Laura McCullough’s latest poetry collection, her fourth, is PANIC, winner of a Kinereth Gensler Award (Alice James Books, 2011). She is the founder and editor of Mead: The Magazine of Literature and Libations and is editing a forthcoming anthology of essays on the poet Stephen Dunn. She has an MFA in fiction from Goddard College.

Brief Answers to Unspoken Questions: An Intraview

Stephen Dunn is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose. His Degrees of Fidelity: Essays on Poetry and the Latitudes of the Personal,  is due out from Tiger Bark Press in October 2018, and a new collection of poems, Pagan Virtues, is scheduled to be published by W. W. Norton in 2019. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Different Hours, and he has had fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations. Dunn lives in Frostburg, Maryland, with his wife, the writer Barbara Hurd.

Relentlessly Interesting: An Interview with Stephen Dunn

Laura McCullough’s latest poetry collection, her fourth, is PANIC, winner of a Kinereth Gensler Award (Alice James Books, 2011). She is the founder and editor of Mead: The Magazine of Literature and Libations and is editing a forthcoming anthology of essays on the poet Stephen Dunn. She has an MFA in fiction from Goddard College.

A Great Celebration; The Puritan and the World; Landscape with Friends; Quieter; & Before We Leave

Stephen Dunn is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose. His Degrees of Fidelity: Essays on Poetry and the Latitudes of the Personal,  is due out from Tiger Bark Press in October 2018, and a new collection of poems, Pagan Virtues, is scheduled to be published by W. W. Norton in 2019. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Different Hours, and he has had fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations. Dunn lives in Frostburg, Maryland, with his wife, the writer Barbara Hurd.

A Case for Charlie Chan (on Yunte Huan’s Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History)

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.

Patterns in the Welter (on Maggie Smith’s The List of Dangers; Hugh Martin’s So, How Was the War?; Lynn Shoemaker’s A Catch in the Throat of Allah; Josie Sigler’s Calamity; Lynn Wagner’s No Blues This Raucous Song; Tracy S. Youngblom’s Driving to Heaven; Peter Filkins’ Augustine’s Vision; Hildred Crill’s The Upstairs Hammer; & Philip Metres’ The Abu Ghraib Arias)

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.”