A Young Communist in Love: Philip Rahv, Partisan Review, and My Mother

Doris Kadish’s “A Young Communist in Love” marks her entry into the world of the personal essay, which she has been practicing since retiring from the University of Georgia as Distinguished Research Professor Emerita in 2011. A veteran of forty years of teaching French and women’s studies, first at Kent State University and then at UGA, she served variously as head or director of Romance Languages, Women’s Studies, and the Latin American Studies Institute. She is the author of numerous monographs, edited books, and translations, most recently Fathers, Daughters, and Slaves (Liverpool University Press, 2012, 2014) and the forthcoming co-edited anthology Poetry of Haitian Independence (Yale University Press). Since 1997 she has maintained a research website (slavery.uga.edu) devoted to providing access to primary texts related to slavery in the French-speaking world.

on Night Bus to the Afterlife by Peter Cooley

Floyd Collins earned his MFA and PhD at the University of Arkansas. A book of critical essays on poetry, The Living Artifact, is forthcoming from Stephen F. Austin University Press in spring 2021. The Teresa Poems will appear from Somondoco Press in fall 2021. His poetry and critical prose appear regularly with The Arkansas Review, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, and The Kenyon Review.

on The World Split Open: Great Authors on How and Why We Write

Jonathan Liebson’s fiction and reviews have appeared in Time Out New York, American Book Review, Chelsea, and Harvard Review, among others. He teaches at both NYU and The New School, and his writing and photographs can be found at www.jonathanliebson.com.

on Put This On, Please: New & Selected Poems by William Trowbridge

Jo McDougall is the author of five books and two chapbooks of poetry; her most recent publications include In the Home of the Famous Dead: Collected Poems (2015) and a memoir, Daddy’s Money (2011), both from the University of Arkansas Press. The winner of awards from the DeWitt Wallace Reader’s Digest Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and the Porter Prize Fund, among others, McDougall has a new collection slated for publication in 2016 by Tavern Books.

on Let Me See It by James Magruder

Jody Hobbs Hesler’s fiction, essays, articles, and book reviews appear in PANK, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Buffalo Almanack, Steel Toe Review, Charlottesville Family Magazine, and other journals. She lives and writes in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Hold Fast the Light: The Poetry of Spencer Reece & Jeffrey Harrison (on Jeffrey Harrison’s Into Daylight & Spencer Reece’s The Road to Emmaus)

Jacqueline Kolosov’s lyric memoir, Motherhood, and the Places Between (Stillhouse Press, 2016) won the 2015 Mary Roberts Rinehart Award. She is also the author of three collections of poems, most recently Memory of Blue (Salmon Poetry, 2015). The co-editor of Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres (Rose Metal Press, 2015), Kolosov has new poems and prose in the Sewanee Review, Prairie Schooner, and the Southern Review. She lives with her family in Texas.

Out Like a Lamb

Elton Glaser has published eight full-length collections of poetry, most recently two books in 2013: Translations from the Flesh (University of Pittsburgh Press) and The Law of Falling Bodies (University of Arkansas Press).


Judson Mitcham’s most recent collection is A Little Salvation: Poems Old and New (University of Georgia Press, 2007). He is the current poet laureate of Georgia.

The Pastor’s Wife Considers Her Chops

Nola Garrett’s second book, The Pastor’s Wife Considers Pinball, was published by Mayapple Press in 2013. Her first, The Dynamite Maker’s Mistress (Wordtech Communications, 2009) is a collection of twenty-seven variations on the sestina form. She writes a monthly blog for Autumn House Press and is Faculty Emerita of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.