Inbetween Deaths

Coleman Barks, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia, has since 1977 collaborated with various scholars of the Persian language (most notably, John Moyne) to bring over into American free verse the poetry of the thirteenth-century mystic Jelaluddin Rumi. This work has resulted in twenty-one volumes, including the bestselling Essential Rumi in 1995. He has also published eight volumes of his own poetry, including Hummingbird Sleep: Poems 2009–2011 (2012) and Winter Sky: Poems 1968–2008 (2008), both from the University of Georgia Press. 

Attendant Surprise: An Interview with Stephen Kuusisto

Lia Purpura’s new collection of poems is It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful (Penguin/Viking, 2015). She is Writer-in-Residence at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Disproportionate & A Partial List of Unacknowledged Musics (Feel Free to Add Your Own)

Albert Goldbarth is the author of more than twenty-five books of poetry, most recently Selfish (2015), Everyday People (2012), and The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems, 1972–2007 (2007), all from Graywolf Press. He has twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry.

In the Chapter “Rodin in Love”

The Dangerous Lay of the Land

Jack Driscoll’s latest collection, The Goat Fish and the Lover’s Knot (Wayne State University Press, 2017), received the 2018 Michigan Library Foundation Award for fiction. His forthcoming “New & Selected” will include eleven stories previously published in The Georgia Review and dating back to 1987. He currently teaches in Pacific University’s low-residency MFA program in Oregon.

on The World Cut Out with Crooked Scissors: Selected Prose Poems by Carsten René Nielsen

on Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughsedited by Oliver Harris

Flannery Fever (on Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor by Brad Gooch; Critical Companion to Flannery O’Connor: A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work by Connie Ann Kirk; and A Literary Guide to Flannery O’Connor’s Georgia by Sarah Gordon)

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.

Rome Obsession (on The Seven Hills of Rome: A Geological Tour of the Eternal City by Grant Heiken, Renato Funicello, and Donatella De Rita; The History of Rome, Books 1-5 by Livy, translated by Valerie M. Warrior; Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide by Filippo Coarelli; The Roman Triumph by Mary Beard; Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day by Philip Matyszak; Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter’s by R. A. Scotti; Satyr Square: A Year, A Life in Rome by Leonard Barkan; Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World by Anthony Doerr; Blue Guide: Rome by Alta Macadam; and Not Built in a Day: Exploring the Architecture of Rome by George H. Sullivan)

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