Interrupting Jenny

Moonsnail & The Release

Cleopatra Mathis, author of seven books of poems, has seen her work appear widely in anthologies, magazines, and journals, including the New Yorker, Poetry, Best American Poetry, TriQuarterly, The Made Thing: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern Poetry, and The Extraordinary Tide: Poetry by American Women. She has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, the Jane Kenyon Award, the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award, two Pushcart Prizes, and the Robert Frost Award.

With Animals in Mind

Alison Hawthorne Deming is the author of A Woven World: On Fashion, Fishermen, and the Sardine Dress (Counterpoint Press, 2021). Her other recent books include Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit (Milkweed Editions, 2014) and the poetry collection Stairway to Heaven (Penguin, 2016). The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and the Walt Whitman Award, she is Regents Professor at the University of Arizona. She lives in Tucson and on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada.

To a Chameleon; Summer Anniversary; & Twenty-first Century

Michael Collier is the author of eight poetry collections, including The Missing Mountain: New and Selected Poems (forthcoming from University of Chicago Press in August 2021). He has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and has received numerous honors, including a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a professor of English at the University of Maryland and emeritus director of the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences.

The Wasp

on Consuming Silences: How We Read Authors Who Don’t Publish by Myles Weber

on Ogden Nash: The Life and Work of America’s Laureate of Light Verse by Douglas M. Parker

From Voice to Page (on The Writer’s Voice by A. Alvarez and Poets Thinking: Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats by Helen Vendler)

Between a Rock and a Hard Place (on Damned If I Do by Percival Everett; What You’ve Been Missing by Janet Desaulniers; The Pacific and Other Stories by Mark Helprin; and Sorry I Worried You by Gary Fincke)

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