A Woman Gone Missing

Jack Driscoll’s latest collection, The Goat Fish and the Lover’s Knot (Wayne State University Press, 2017), received the 2018 Michigan Library Foundation Award for fiction. His forthcoming “New & Selected” will include eleven stories previously published in The Georgia Review and dating back to 1987. He currently teaches in Pacific University’s low-residency MFA program in Oregon.

Queen of the Waves

Gregory Wolos’ short fiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Post Road, the Pinch, the Baltimore Review, the Los Angeles Review, PANK, and many other journals and anthologies. His stories have earned five Pushcart Prize nominations and his story collections have been named as finalists for the 2010 and 2012 Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award and the 2015 Serena McDonald Kennedy Award. Wolos’ stories have won competitions sponsored by the Rubery Book Awards, Gulf Stream, and New South. He lives and writes in upstate New York on the bank of the Mohawk River.

My Heart Lies Between “The Fleet” and “All the Ships”

Ela Harrison’s poetry and book reviews have appeared in the New England Review, Cirque Journal, and F Magazine. She also contributes articles on environmental and nutritional issues to Be More Magazine and others. She holds advanced degrees in classical literature and linguistics and has traveled widely, studying herbs while living in places such as Alaska and Hawaii. Harrison received her MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop in 2014 and is now based in Tucson, Arizona, where she translates, writes, edits, and makes herbal remedies.

on Understanding Pat Conroy by Catherine Seltzer

Gary Kerley is a retired educator living in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. His reviews and articles have appeared in a number of publications and encyclopedias. An essay on the relationship between James Dickey and Pat Conroy and a review of Henry Taylor’s selected poems, This Tilted World Is Where I Live, will appear in the 2020 issue of The James Dickey Review. His articles on Alice Friman and William Walsh will appear next year on the online New Georgia Encyclopedia.

on I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career: The Selected Correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, 1955–1997, edited by Bill Morgan

Edward Butscher’s poetry and criticism have appeared in numerous literary journals and publications, including the Saturday Review of Literature, Newsday, and the American Book Review. In 1976 he published the first biography of Sylvia Plath, and in 1988 his biography Conrad Aiken: Poet of White Horse Vale won the Poetry Society of America’s Melville Cane Award.

on Pushcart Prize XL: Best of the Small Presses, edited by Bill Henderson

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.”

 

on Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners by Ed Pavlić

Benjamin Hollander’s books include Letters for Olson (Spuyten Duyvil, 2016), In the House Un-American (Clockroot Books, 2013), Memoir American (Punctum Books, 2013), The Book of Who Are Was (1997), and (as editor) Translating Tradition: Paul Celan in France (1988).

on Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch, 1934–1995, edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe

Jeffrey Meyers, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, has recently published Thomas Mann’s Artist-Heroes (Northwestern University Press, 2014), Remembering Iris Murdoch (Palgrave Pivot, 2013), and the paperback edition of Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography (Harper Perennial, 2014). Thirty of his books have been translated into fourteen languages and seven alphabets, and published on six continents. In 2012 he gave the Seymour lectures on biography, sponsored by the National Library of Australia, in Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney.

Letter to Bob Hicok

Keith Ratzlaff teaches poetry and literature at Central College in Pella, Iowa. His most recent books of poetry, Then, A Thousand Crows (2009) and Dubious Angels: Poems after Paul Klee (2005), are from Anhinga Press, as will be his next, Who’s Asking? His poems and reviews have appeared recently in the Cincinnati Review, Arts and Letters, Colorado Review, and the American Reader; his honors include the Theodore Roethke Award, two Pushcart Prizes, and inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2009. 

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