on The Earth Avails by Mark Wunderlich

David Roderick’s most recent book is The Americans. He teaches poetry in the MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

on Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas edited by Rebecca Solnit & Rebecca Snedeker

Laurence Ross is a New Orleans–based writer, educator, and art critic. He recently served as the Director of P.3Writes, an educational program in conjunction with U.S. Art Triennial Prospect New Orleans. His essays on arts and culture are regularly featured in Pelican Bomb, a regional publication dedicated to the Louisiana arts community, and during the summer he teaches creative nonfiction for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

on Where the North Sea Touches Alabama by Allen C. Shelton

Luke A. Fidler is a doctoral student in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. His scholarly work has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Art Journal, Peregrinations, and postmedieval.

Madrigal

Michael Waters’s recent and forthcoming books include The Dean of Discipline (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), Celestial Joyride (BOA Editions, 2016), and a coedited anthology, Reel Verse: Poems about the Movies (Knopf, 2019). A 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, Waters teaches at Monmouth University and for the Drew University MFA program. He is also the recipient of five Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the NEA, the Fulbright Foundation, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Ars Poetica with Heron and Dance

Doug Ramspeck is the author of six poetry collections and one volume of short stories. His most recent book of poems, Naming the Field, is forthcoming from LSU Press. In 2013 his collection Original Bodies won the Michael Waters Poetry Prize, and in 2010 he received the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize for Mechanical Fireflies. Ramspeck’s individual poems and stories have appeared in such journals as the Southern Review, the Kenyon Review, the Iowa Review, and Slate.

The Congregating of Stars & Particular Falls

Pattiann Rogers has published fourteen books of poetry, most recently Holy Heathen Rhapsody (Penguin, 2013), and a selection of her uncollected poems is forthcoming from Penguin/Random House in 2018. A gathering of 329 journals and magazines containing her poems was recently acquired by Texas Tech University and is housed in the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community, and the Natural World.

All My Life; Little Secular Symmetry Song; Proximity Song; The Neutron Bomb; & Babies Bigger Than Thought

Albert Goldbarth is the author of more than twenty-five books of poetry, most recently Selfish (2015), Everyday People (2012), and The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems, 1972–2007 (2007), all from Graywolf Press. He has twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry.

Easy

Richard Jackson has published fifteen books of poems and is the author or editor of multiple critical monographs, books in translation, and anthologies. His most recent books are Broken Horizons (Press 53, 2018) and Out of Place (Ashland Poetry Press, 2014); “Take Five,” a prose poetry project with four other poets, is forthcoming.

The Hobo’s Invitation

Jim Peterson is the author of five poetry collections, three chapbooks, and a novel; his newest collection, Original Face, was released by Gunpowder Press in October 2015. Peterson’s poems have appeared widely in such journals as Poetry, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, South Dakota Review, and Cave Wall. He lives with his charismatic corgi, Mama Kilya, in Lynchburg, Virginia.