Jabbing the Sore Spot: “Alienism” and Its Cultural Role

The Harbor

Ballad of Your Puzzlement

Remembering Allen Tate

on The Dream of the Golden Mountains: Remembering the 1930s by Malcolm Cowley

on Christopher Isherwood: A Critical Biography by Brian Finney; & Isherwood: A Biography by Jonathan Fryer

Stephen Corey joined the staff of The Georgia Review in 1983 as assistant editor and subsequently served as associate editor, acting editor, and, from 2008 to his retirement in 2019, editor. His most recent book is Startled at the Big Sound: Essays Personal, Literary, and Cultural (Mercer University Press, 2017); he has also published nine collections of poems, among them There Is No Finished World (White Pine Press) and Synchronized Swimming (Livingston Press); his individual poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in dozens of periodicals; and he has coedited three books in as many genres, including (with Warren Slesinger) Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry (The Bench Press). In the spring of 2022, White Pine Press will bring out his As My Age Then Was, So I Understood Them: New and Selected Poems.

on Defoe and Fictional Time by Paul K. Alkon; & The World of Defoe by Peter Earle

Seeing Laughter Steadily and Whole (on Comedy High & Low: An Introduction to the Experience of Comedy by Maurice Charney; & The Last Laugh: Form and Affirmation in the Contemporary American Comic Novel by Ronald Wallace)

Some Manhattan in New England, Some Enchantment in Ohio (on The Best American Short Stories 1979 by Joyce Carol Oates, Shannon Ravenel; Rope Dances by David Porush; The Drum Concerto by Emily Katharine Harris; Da Vinci’s Bicycle by Guy Davenport; Tales from the Blue Stacks by Robert Bernen; Childhood and Other Neighborhoods by Stuart Dybek; Tales of the Ohio Land by Jack Matthews; & “Wilderness Plots” by Scott Sanders)