Purple Patches, Fuddle, and the Hard Noon Light (on The West Door by Alfred Corn; Fictions from the Self by Michael Burkard; Annonciade by Elizabeth Spires; Shores and Headlands by Emily Grosholz; The Way Down by John Burt; & Stopping by Home by David Huddle)

Last Words

Greg Johnson, whose reviews have appeared regularly in our pages across many years, has published two novels, five collections of short stories, and several volumes of nonfiction. He lives in Atlanta and teaches in the graduate writing program at Kennesaw State University.

Ultramarathon: An Immoderate Destiny

Porcupine Quills

Welcome Homeless

George Singleton has published over three hundred stories in literary journals and magazines such as The Georgia Review, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Magazine, One Story, the Southern Review, and Zoetrope. His eighth collection, Staff Picks, will be available in March 2019 from Yellow Shoe Fiction. A Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, Singleton teaches in the English department at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.



Charles Baxter is the author of twelve books of fiction and a book of poetry, Imaginary Paintings (Paris Review Editions, 1989). His new novel, The Sun Collective, will be published by Pantheon in the fall of 2020. He recently retired from the University of Minnesota’s MFA program in writing. He lives in Minneapolis.

Dog on a Rubbish Tip

The Making of a Little Man