A Realist in the American Theatre: Selected Drama Criticism of William Dean Howells by Brenda Murphy

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.

The Politics of Mass Thought and Measured Forms (on Politics by Other Means: Higher Education and Group Thinking by David Bromwich & Conspiring with Forms: Life in Academic Texts by Terry Caesar)

Under Western Skies (on Angels and Others by Ken Smith; The Wedding Dress: Stories from the Dakota Plains by Carrie Young; The Secret of Cartwheels by Patricia Henley; & Crossing Wyoming by David Romtvedt)

Greg Johnson, whose reviews have appeared regularly in our pages across many years, has published two novels, five collections of short stories, and several volumes of nonfiction. He lives in Atlanta and teaches in the graduate writing program at Kennesaw State University.

Figured Carpets: The Collected and the Selected (on What I Think I Know: New and Selected Poems by Robert Dana; A Last Bridge Home: New and Selected Poems by Dan Gerber; New and Selected Poems by Stephen Berg; If I Had Wheels or Love: Collected Poems by Vassar Miller; & The Path to Fairview: New and Selected Poems by Julia Randall)

Niki’s Window: Detroit and the Humiliation of History

In the Hollow of an Intricate City

“Countless Dark Bodies Are to Be Inferred Near the Sun” & “Objects Contain the Possibility of All Situations”

Tracking Nietzsche


George Singleton has published over three hundred stories in literary journals and magazines such as The Georgia Review, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Magazine, One Story, the Southern Review, and Zoetrope. His eighth collection, Staff Picks, will be available in March 2019 from Yellow Shoe Fiction. A Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, Singleton teaches in the English department at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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