on The Dean of Discipline by Michael Waters

Judith Vollmer’s fifth book of poetry, The Apollonia Poems (University of Wisconsin Press, 2017), was the winner of the Four Lakes Prize in Poetry. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in Poetry International, the Women’s Review of Books, the Great River Review, The Cambridge Companion to Baudelaire, and elsewhere. She lives in Pittsburgh.

on The Book of the Dead by Muriel Rukeyser

Admirers of Muriel Rukeyser have been waiting for a reprint of The Book of the Dead, long out of print, and West Virginia University Press’s new edition does not disappoint. Of course, it’s exciting to have Rukeyser’s seminal …

Jessica Smith, a founding editor of Foursquare Magazine, name magazine, and Coven Press, teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her BA, MA, and MLS from SUNY Buffalo, where she participated in the Poetics Program; she is now pursuing her MFA in creative writing at Miami University in Ohio. She is the author of numerous chapbooks and two full-length books of poetry, most recently Life-List (Chax Press, 2015). Her third, How to Know the Flowers, is forthcoming from Veliz Books.

on Quickening Fields by Pattiann Rogers

Tina Kelley’s third poetry collection, Abloom and Awry (CavanKerry Press, 2017), followed Precise (Word Press, 2013) and The Gospel of Galore (Word Poetry, 2002), winner of a 2003 Washington State Book Award. She coauthored Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope (Wiley, 2012) and reported for the New York Times for ten years, sharing there in a staff Pulitzer Prize. She lives with her husband and two children in Maplewood, NJ.

Now You See Me: Three Asian-American Poets on Visibility

In the 7 May 2018 issue of the New Yorker, Dan Chiasson reviewed Jenny Xie’s debut poetry collection Eye Level, winner of the 2017 Walt Whitman award. Of her collection he writes with enthusiasm, “Xie’s swallowed commands, shorn …

Anjali Enjeti serves as vice president of the National Book Critics Circle. Her work has most recently appeared in Newsday, The Nation, the Atlanta Journal–Constitution, and elsewhere. She teaches creative nonfiction in the MFA program at Reinhardt University, and her own debut book, a collection of essays about identity, is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press.

Fields of Sight

Fields of Sight (2013–), a series of Gauri Gill’s black-and-white photographs overlaid with images by Rajesh Vangad created in Warli tradition, is an ongoing collaborative project that attempts to reckon with the many layers of story, time, and space as …

Gauri Gill (b. 1970, Chandigarh, India) earned a BFA in Applied Art from the College of Art, New Delhi; a BFA in photography from the Parsons School of Design in New York City; and an MFA from Stanford University. She has exhibited within India and internationally, including MoMA PS1 in New York; Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel; Kochi Biennale; the Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Wiener Library in London; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and the National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. Her work is in the collections of prominent North American and Indian institutions, such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Fotomuseum in Winterthur. In 2011 she was awarded the Grange Prize, Canada’s foremost award for photography.


Rajesh Vangad (b. 1975, Ganjad, Dahanu, India) is a bearer of the Warli style of painting, a traditional form belonging to the indigenous people of that tribe. He learned the art at a young age from his parents—particularly his mother—and later from such masters as Jivya Soma Mashe. His murals can be seen at the Craft Museum in New Delhi, the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, and the T2 Terminal at the International Airport in Mumbai. Vangad has published three books: My Gandhi Story (Tulika Books, 2014), Kabir Saamagri (part of Kabir Project), and The Indian Crafts Journey, as well as a map of Maharashtra (Dastkaar Haat Samiti). His work has been featured across India and the world. Fields of Sight has been included in Documenta 14, Kassel; the 7th Moscow Biennale; and Prospect.4, a city-wide triennial in New Orleans. Selected images from the series have been featured by Granta, Columbia Journal, and other publications.

A Fire & Prayer from the Desert

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.

The Quarry

Corey Van Landingham is the author of Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens, forthcoming from Tupelo Press, and Antidote (2013), winner of the 2012 Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry. Recipient of an NEA Fellowship and a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, she has published work in The Best American Poetry, Boston Review, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. She lives in Ohio and is a book review editor for the Kenyon Review.

Red-Billed Firefinch & Dearest Creature

Michael Waters’s recent and forthcoming books include The Dean of Discipline (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), Celestial Joyride (BOA Editions, 2016), and a coedited anthology, Reel Verse: Poems about the Movies (Knopf, 2019). A 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, Waters teaches at Monmouth University and for the Drew University MFA program. He is also the recipient of five Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the NEA, the Fulbright Foundation, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Kind of Thing That Happens When Nothing Happens

Susan Azar Porterfield has three books of poetry and was the winner of the Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize Book Award for her Dirt, Root, Silk (2016). She has been a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Poetry, and her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Puerto del Sol, Mid-American Review, Nimrod, Poetry Ireland Review, and elsewhere. She edited Zen, Poetry, the Art of Lucien Stryk (Ohio University Press, 1993) and has written for Poets & Writers, The Writer’s Chronicle, and others.