on The Scandal of the Fabliaux by R. Howard Bloch

on Atrocity and Amnesia: The Political Novel Since 1945 by Robert Boyers

on Exorcising Blackness: Historical and Literary Lynching and Burning Rituals by Trudier Harris

on Louise Bogan: A Portrait by Elizabeth Frank

on The Post-Modern Aura: The Act of Fiction in an Age of Inflation by Charles Newman

Coherence Through Place in Contemporary American Poetry (on Relations: Selected Poems 1950-1985 by Philip Booth; Selected Poems by Robert Bly; In These Mountains by Peter Sacks; Collected Poems by Robert Hay Den and Frederick Glaysher; & Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove)

Language and Pressure (on Self and Sensibility in Contemporary American Poetry by Charles Altieri; Introspection and Contemporary Poetry by Alan Williamson; & American Poetry and Culture, 1945-1980 by Robert Von Hallberg)

Dickinson: Upon the First Centennial (on Dickinson: Strategies of Limitation by Jane Donahue Eberwein; Emily Dickinson and the Life of Language: A Study in Symbolic Poetics by E. Miller Budick; Dickinson: The Anxiety of Gender by Vivian R. Pollak; & The Master Letters of Emily Dickinson by R. W. Franklin)

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.

The Evolution of Heroes’ Honor in the Southern Literary Tradition