Waiting-for-a-Diagnosis Suite

Christine Robbins, who is making her third appearance in our pages, has poems published or forthcoming in Barrow Street, the Missouri Review online, Willow Springs, and elsewhere. She received an MFA in creative writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop and has lived in Olympia, Washington, for most of her life.

Genealogy

Kim Bridgford has published five books of poetry, including Hitchcock’s Coffin: Sonnets about Classic Films (David Robert Books, 2011). Her 2007 collection, In the Extreme: Sonnets about World Records (Contemporary Poetry Review Press), won the Donald Justice Poetry Prize that year. She directs the West Chester University Poetry Center and the West Chester University Poetry Conference.

Go Too; Dough Pigs; Lore; Semblance 101; Summary: It’s a Small World; To This; & Fiction

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.

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Elton Glaser has published eight full-length collections of poetry, most recently two books in 2013: Translations from the Flesh (University of Pittsburgh Press) and The Law of Falling Bodies (University of Arkansas Press).

A Song  for Winter

Gary Gildner has contributed to The Georgia Review numerous poems and stories, four essays, a book review, and an exchange of letters with the late novelist Raymond Andrews. His latest collection of poems is Cleaning a Rainbow (BkMk Press, 2007); his latest collection of stories is The Capital of Kansas City (BkMk Press, 2016). He has received Pushcart Prizes in fiction and nonfiction, and the Iowa Poetry Prize for The Bunker in the Parsley Fields (University of Iowa Press). Gildner and his wife Michele live in the Clearwater Mountains of Idaho and in the foothills of Arizona’s Santa Catalina Mountains.

Reforested Land

James Applewhite is the author of numerous books of poems, most recently A Diary of Altered Light (Louisiana State University Press, 2006), as well as the critical study Seas and Inland Journeys: Landscape and Consciousness from Wordsworth to Roethke (University of Georgia Press, 1985). Professor emeritus of English at Duke University and a past winner of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, Applewhite is currently at work on a literary autobiography.

Muse

Carol Frost’s latest collection of poems, Honeycomb (TriQuarterly Books, 2010), won a Florida Book Awards gold medal; her other honors include two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and four Pushcart prizes. Frost teaches at Rollins College, where she directs the annual Winter with the Writers literary festival.

Close as I Can Get to Prayer

Carol Edelstein’s poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous anthologies and literary magazines, most recently Massachusetts Review and Peregrine. She has been leading writing workshops and overseeing a reading series in her hometown of Northampton, Massachusetts, for more than twenty years.

Got to Stop & Blessing-Bow

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.