June, with Birds

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.

Acetylene

Dave Smith is the Elliott Coleman Professor of Poetry in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. His newest book of poems, Hawks on Wires, is forthcoming from LSU Press this fall. Along with Robert DeMott, he edited the essay anthology Afield: Writers on Bird Dogs (Skyhorse Press, 2010).

Acta Sanctorum

Sarah Gordon is the author of A Literary Guide to Flannery O’Connor’s Georgia (2008) and Flannery O’Connor: The Obedient Imagination (2000), both from the University of Georgia Press. Her poetry has recently appeared in Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, Southeast Review, Southern Poetry Review, and Arts & Letters.

Elegy for an Idea

Robert Cording has published eight collections of poems, most recently Only So Far (CavanKerry Press, 2015) and A Word in My Mouth: Selected Spiritual Poems (Wipf and Stock, 2013). He has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in poetry and two poetry grants from the Connecticut Commission of the Arts. His poems have appeared in numerous publications such as the Nation, the Southern Review, Poetry, the Hudson Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Orion, and the New Yorker.

This Is How We Go Forward

Lola Haskins’s latest collection of poems, her fifteenth, is Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019).

Red Camellia; How It Is; & The Birthmark

Alice Friman’s poetry collections include Blood Weather (LSU Press, 2019), The View from Saturn (LSU Press, 2014), Vinculum (LSU Press, 2011), The Book of the Rotten Daughter (BkMk Press, 2006), Zoo (1999), Inverted Fire (1997), and Reporting from Corinth (1984). A recipient of many honors, including two Pushcart Prizes and inclusion in Best American Poetry, she has been published in Poetry, Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Plume, Crazyhorse, and others. She lives in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she was Poet-in-Residence at Georgia College. 

12 Rounds

Jacob Sullins lives in Allatoona, Georgia, and teaches at Georgia Highlands College. He is a PhD candidate in English at Georgia State University.

Paolo’s Turn

Karen Laws’s short stories have appeared in Confrontation and ZYZZYVA. She reviews fiction for the Rumpus.net and for the past eighteen years has been a member of the Berkeley, California, Tuesday Night Finnegan’s Wake group.

Wagnerism: A Telephone from the Beyond

Jed Rasula is the author of two books of poetry and four books of scholarship, most recently Modernism and Poetic Inspiration: The Shadow Mouth (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). He is co-editor, with Tim Conley, of Burning City: Poems of Metropolitan Modernity (Action Books, forthcoming later this year). “Wagnerism: A Telephone from the Beyond” is part of a work-in-progress on the roots of modernism, which also includes the essay “Jazzbandism” from the Spring 2006 issue of The Georgia Review. He is Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Georgia.