Elegy for an Idea

Robert Cording has published eight collections of poems, most recently Only So Far (CavanKerry Press, 2015) and A Word in My Mouth: Selected Spiritual Poems (Wipf and Stock, 2013). He has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in poetry and two poetry grants from the Connecticut Commission of the Arts. His poems have appeared in numerous publications such as the Nation, the Southern Review, Poetry, the Hudson Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Orion, and the New Yorker.

This Is How We Go Forward

Lola Haskins’s latest collection of poems, her fifteenth, is Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019).

Red Camellia; How It Is; & The Birthmark

Alice Friman’s poetry collections include Blood Weather (LSU Press, 2019), The View from Saturn (LSU Press, 2014), Vinculum (LSU Press, 2011), The Book of the Rotten Daughter (BkMk Press, 2006), Zoo (1999), Inverted Fire (1997), and Reporting from Corinth (1984). A recipient of many honors, including two Pushcart Prizes and inclusion in Best American Poetry, she has been published in Poetry, Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Plume, Crazyhorse, and others. She lives in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she was Poet-in-Residence at Georgia College. 

12 Rounds

Jacob Sullins lives in Allatoona, Georgia, and teaches at Georgia Highlands College. He is a PhD candidate in English at Georgia State University.

Paolo’s Turn

Karen Laws’s short stories have appeared in Confrontation and ZYZZYVA. She reviews fiction for the Rumpus.net and for the past eighteen years has been a member of the Berkeley, California, Tuesday Night Finnegan’s Wake group.

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.

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