Maturities (on Questions for Ecclesiastes by Mark Jarman; Dithyrambs by Richard Katrovas; When by Baron Wormser; Clemency by Colette Inez; and Sinking Creek by John Engels)

Sydney Lea’s thirteenth collection of poems, Here, is forthcoming from Four Way Books next year. Also due in 2018, from Vermont’s Green Writers Press, are Lea’s collected newspaper columns from his years as Vermont poet laureate, News That Stay News: Lyric and Everyday Life, his, and a re-issue of his collaborative book of essays with former Delaware poet laureate Fleda Brown, Growing Old in Poetry: Two Poets, Two Lives.

Moral Protest, or How to Get Riled Up about Almost Everything (on The Art of Moral Protest: Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements by James M. Jasper; Culture of Intolerance: Chauvinism, Class, and Racism in the United States by Mark Nathan Cohen; and Redeeming Culture: American Religion in an Age of Science by James Gilbert)

Rehearsal in Summer

American Theater Watch, 1997–1998

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.

Canonical

Ears

Burn Man on a Texas Porch

Assisted Living

An American Family

Cathy Smith Bowers’ collections of poetry include Like Shining from Shook Foil (2010), The Candle I Hold Up to See You (2009), and A Book of Minutes (2004), and her poems have appeared in publications such as Poetry, the Southern Review, Kenyon Review, and Ploughshares. For many years the poet-in-residence at Queens University of Charlotte, Bowers currently teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Queens and in the Haden Institute Spiritual Direction and Dream Leadership programs. From 2010 to 2012, she was poet laureate of North Carolina.