Out of the Darkness

Kent Nelson has identified 767 species of North American birds and has traveled to the most remote areas of the U.S. and Canada, including Attu (the last Aleutian Island), the Dry Tortugas, and Newfoundland. His story collection, The Spirit Bird (University of Pittsburgh Press), won the 2014 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. “Out of the Darkness” is one of seven linked works in a collection-in-progress, “Charleston Stories,” three of which have appeared in The Georgia Review. He lives in Ouray, Colorado.

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James Warner’s stories have appeared most recently in EPOCH, Ninth Letter, and Your Impossible Voice. He is one of the moderators of the San Francisco Writers Workshop, and he is paying attention.

Hellion

“Y’all put that gator right back where you found him or I’ll pepper your asses with 177s.”

I aimed my Daisy right at Butch, the more chicken-shit of the pair. 

Mitch held Dragon by the jaws while Butch tried to …

Julia Elliott’s writing has appeared in Tin House, The Georgia Review, Conjunctions, the New York Times, and other publications. She has won a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and her stories have been anthologized in Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses and Best American Short Stories. Her debut story collection, The Wilds( Tin House Books, 2014), was chosen by KirkusBuzzFeed, Book Riot, and Electric Literature as one of the best books of 2014 and was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her first novel, The New and Improved Romie Futch (Tin House Books, 2015), was a finalist for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Prince of Tides Literary Award.

West of Flat Rock

Lee Martin, who teaches in the MFA program at Ohio State University, is the author of five novels, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Bright Forever (Shaye Areheart Books, 2005). His most recent book is a story collection, The Mutual UFO Network (Dzanc Books, 2018).

Why If and Why When?—An Interview with Marvin Bell and Christopher Merrill Concerning Their Correspondence-in-Paragraphs

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.

Hints of Insurrection: a Conversation with Stephen Dunn

INTRODUCTION

Stephen Dunn is the author of seventeen collections of poetry, two volumes of essays, and three chapbooks; his poems have appeared in Poetry, the Atlantic, the Nation, the New Yorker, American Poetry Review, the New Republic

Helena Feder is Associate Professor of Literature and Environment and Director of Great Books at East Carolina University. She is the author of a number of scholarly articles and one book, Ecocriticism and the Idea of Culture: Biology and the Bildungsroman (Routledge, 2014). She has published poems in North American Review and ISLE, and interviews in North American ReviewGreen Letters, Radical Philosophy, ISLE, and Capitalism, Nature, Socialism.

The Obsessions, the Overall Work: An Interview with James Reston Jr.

INTRODUCTION

With a bibliography that ranges from playwriting and fiction to nonfiction works on science, politics, medieval history, and current events, James Reston Jr. could be called a modern Renaissance man. My first acquaintance with the author was through the …

Maureen Thornton is a freelance writer whose articles on people in the arts, sciences, and entertainment have appeared in a variety of publications. Before retiring from a career in business development at a national research institute she had been a research scientist, and before that she spent several years as a Pan Am flight attendant. Thornton holds BS and MS degrees in molecular biology.

On Not Reviewing Joan Didion’s South and West: From a Notebook

Sebastian Matthews is the author of a memoir, In My Father’s Footsteps (W. W. Norton, 2004), and two books of poetry, We Generous (2007) and Miracle Day: Mid-Life Songs (2012), both from Red Hen Press. His new hybrid collection of poetry and prose from Red Hen, Beginner’s Guide to a Head-on Collision (2017), won the Independent Publishers Book Award’s silver medal.

“feeling it trying to feel it through”: Politicized Solitudes in Adrienne Rich’s Later Work

Ed Pavlić has published eleven books. His forthcoming and most recent works are Let It Be Broke (Four Way Books, 2020), Another Kind of Madness: A Novel (Milkweed Editions, 2019), Live at the Bitter End (Saturnalia, 2018), and Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listener (Fordham University Press, 2016). He is Distinguished Research Professor in the English department, and in the Institute for African American Studies, at the University of Georgia.