Beacons Burning Down

on The Man Who Owned Vermont by Bret Lott

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 The Thanatos Syndrome by Walker Percy

on In Visible Light: Photography and the American Writer: 1840-1940 by Carol Shloss; Image and Word: The Interaction of Twentieth-century Photographs and Texts by Jefferson Hunter

on Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America by Alicia Ostriker

on All We Need of Hell by Harry Crews

Contemporary British Modernism: The Poetry of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Christopher Middleton, Roy Fisher, Charles Tomlinson, and Geoffrey Hill (on Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Visual Primer By Yves Abrioux by Stephen Bann; III Poems by Christopher Middleton; Two Horse Wagon Going By by Christopher Middleton; A Furnace by Roy Fisher; Collected Poems by Charles Tomlinson; & Collected Poems by Geoffrey Hill)

The Great American Book Review (on American Incarnation: The Individual, The Nation, And The Continent by Myra Jehlen; American Ambitions: Selected Essays on Literary And Cultural Themes by Monroe K. Spears; Advertising The American Dream: Making Way For Modernity, 1920-1940 by Roland Marchand; Solomon D. Butcher: Photographing The American Dream by John E. Carter; & American Humor by Arthur Power Dudden)

Liars and Truth-Tellers, Fancy and Plain (on Perennials by Judith Kitchen; The Boat of Quiet Hours by Jane Kenyon; Red Roads by Charlie Smith; Foreseeable Futures by William Matthews; Foraging by David Young; The Gold Cell by Sharon Olds)