Coal, Natural Gas, “Other Material,” and Whiskey: Hydrofracturing Country, USA

Jason Molesky is a doctoral student in American literature at Princeton University. He earned his MFA at the University of Mississippi, where he was a John and Renee Grisham Fellow in creative writing. He has worked as a coal miner, a forklift operator, a security contractor, and a brain injury outreach coordinator, and has been a resident fellow at the Blue Mountain Center. Molesky lives with his partner in Lawrenceville, NJ.

Commensals: Theme and Variations

Humans, who make up .01 percent of the biomass of the earth, have destroyed 83 percent of the wild mammals in it, and half of all the plants.

—Yinon M. Bar-On, Rob Phillips, and Ron Milo, “The Biomass Distribution on …

Susanne Paola Antonetta’s Make Me a Mother, ranked a Top Ten Book of the Year by Image Journal, was published by W. W. Norton (2014). She is also the author of Curious Atoms: A History with Physics (Essay Press, 2016), and five poetry collections, most recently Stolen Moments (Shebooks, 2013). Her works have been New York Times Notable Books and an Oprah Bookshelf pick, and she has earned honors that include an American Book Award and a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, and is the editor-in-chief of the Bellingham Review.

The Carcass Chronicle

We found the elk’s carcass in the morning, just downhill from the pasture fence where she lay sprawled across an iced-over stream. Carcass is a harsh word for that once-graceful animal, a cow elk whose small head and hooves made …

Robin Patten writes about the natural world and the relationships between people and place, where nature and culture meet. She is a contributor to the Guardian’s Country Diary column, and her work has appeared in Camas: The Nature of the West, Montana Outdoors, and The Mindful Word.

Is All Writing Environmental Writing?

We are in the midst of the planet’s sixth great extinction, in a time where we are seeing the direct effects of radical global climate change via more frequent and ferocious storms, hotter drier years accompanied by more devastating wildfires, …

Camille T. Dungy is the author of the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History (W. W. Norton, 2017), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan University Press, 2017), winner of the Colorado Book Award. She has also edited several anthologies, including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (University of Georgia Press, 2009). Her honors include NEA Fellowships in both poetry (2003) and prose (2018), an American Book Award, and two NAACP Image Award nominations. She is a professor at Colorado State University.

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Thomas Allen’s photographs have appeared in numerous magazines (including Harper’s) and on the covers of three James Ellroy novels, as well as in Uncovered: Photographs by Thomas Allen (Aperture, 2007). His work has been exhibited at the Foley Gallery in New York and Thomas Barry Fine Arts in Minneapolis, among many other galleries. He has a BFA from Wayne State University and an MFA from the University of Minnesota.

Seven (+) Questions for Ronaldo V. Wilson

Ronaldo V. Wilson is the author of the cross-genre collections Lucy 72 (1913 Press, 2018) and Farther Traveler (Counterpath Press, 2015); Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books, 2009), winner of the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry and the …

Soham Patel joined The Georgia Review in 2018 where she works as an assistant editor and manages the book review section. She is the author of four chapbooks of poetry including and nevermind the storm and New Weather Drafts (both from Portable Press @Yo-Yo Labs) and the full-length collections to afar from afar (Writ Large Press, 2018) and ever really hear it (Subito Press, 2018), winner of the 2017 Subito Prize. Patel is a Kundiman fellow and a poetry editor at Fence. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in English from Western Washington University, and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where she served for four years as a poetry editor at cream city review.

on full-metal indigiqueer by Joshua Whitehead

Shanae Aurora Martínez is an assistant professor of English specializing in Indigenous literatures at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and the University of California at Davis. She has served as an editor and labor organizer, and her work can be found in Studies in American Indian Literatures, The Georgia Review, and Cream City Review.

on Dear All by Maggie Anderson

Susan Shaw Sailer lives in West Virginia. She has published two books, Ship of Light (Port Yonder Press, 2013) and The God of Roundabouts (WordTech Communications, 2016), as well as a chapbook, Coal (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Her poems have appeared in such journals as Main Street Rag and Pittsburgh Poetry Review.

on Invocation to Daughters by Barbara Jane Reyes

Jeremy Allan Hawkins has received a grant from the U.S. Fulbright Program and a fellowship from the Alabama Prison Arts and Education Project. He is the author of A Clean Edge, winner of the 2016 BOAAT Chapbook Prize. His poetry has been selected for the 2016 Best New Poets anthology, and his work appeared in the Time Space Existence exhibition at the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture. He lives in France.