on The Sibling Society by Robert Bly

on Invention by Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing by Henry Petroski

on Distant Friends and Intimate Strangers by Charles East

on In Praise of What Persists by Stephen Berg

Doug Carlson joined the Review staff in January 2007 and works primarily in manuscript evaluation and nonfiction editing. Carlson’s essays on natural and cultural history have appeared frequently in magazines and journals as well as in several anthologies, including A Place Apart (W. W. Norton) and The Sacred Place (University of Utah Press). His work has been collected in two books: At the Edge (White Pine Press) and When We Say We’re Home (University of Utah Press). His most recent book, Roger Tory Peterson: A Biography, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2007. Before coming to the Review, Carlson was visiting writer-in-residence at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He is a former chair of the UGA Press Faculty Editorial Board and has served in editorial or advisory capacities for Ascent magazine, White Pine Press, and New Rivers Press.

Landscapes of Mind and Matter (on A Vision of Nature: Traces of the Original World by Michael Tobias; Political Landscape: The Art History of Nature by Martin Warnke; & Landscape in America by George F. Thompson)

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 The Art of French Calotype by André Jammes, Eugenia Parry Janis

Lullabies in Reverse (on Invisible Horses by Patricia Goedicke; Green Ash, Red Maple, Black Gum by Michael Waters; Trespasser by R. T. Smith; Stalking Joy by Margaret Benbow; & Heavy Grace by Robert Cording)

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 Georg Trakl: A Profile by Frank Graziano

Essayists, Obsessions, and Hardcovers (on Art & Anger: Essays on Politics and the Imagination by Ilan Stavans; Walking Possession: Essays and Reviews, 1968-93 by Ian Hamilton; The Night Is Large: Collected Essays 1938-1995 by Martin Gardner; & No Passion Spent: Essays 1978-1996 by George Steiner)

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