The Greatest Show on Earth

Patricia Corbus is the author of Ashes, Jade, Mirrors (Volcanic Ash Books, 2002) and is working on her second full-length poetry collection. A native of Sarasota, Florida, she received degrees from Agnes Scott College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the low-residency MFA program at Warren Wilson College. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Notre Dame Review, Paris Review, South Carolina Review, and Madison Review.

Third and Long

Gordon Johnston has published a short story, a conversation with poet Pattiann Rogers, and two reviews in past issues of The Georgia Review. His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in American Fiction, Southern Poetry Review, Many Mountains Moving, Fourth Genre, and other journals.

E-mail from Tokyo

Twilight Seduction

One More Last Chance: Ritual and the Jazz Funeral

An Introduction

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.

Preacher

Rose of Sharon

Kathryn Stripling Byer received the 2013 North Carolina Book Award and the 2013 Southern Independent Booksellers Award for Poetry for her most recent collection, Descent (Louisiana State University Press, 2012). A native of south Georgia, she recently completed five years as North Carolina’s first woman poet laureate. Frequently anthologized, her poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in publications ranging from the Atlantic to Appalachian Heritage.

Azaleas (1774)

R. T. Smith is writer-in-residence at Washington and Lee University, where he edits Shenandoah. The latest of his many books are Outlaw Style: Poems (University of Arkansas Press, 2007) and a collection of stories, The Calaboose Epistles (Iris Press, 2009). His work has been reprinted in such notable anthologies as Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.