on Meetings with Time by Carl Dennis

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 Narodniki Women: Russian Women Who Sacrificed Themselves for the Dream of Freedom by Margaret Maxwell

on The Practice of the Wild by Gary Snyder

on Into the Badlands by John Williams

Once Upon a Time: Narrative Poetry Returns? (on Covenant by Alan Shapiro; The Black Riviera by Mark Jarman; Autumn Eros and Other Poems by Mary Kinzie; The Gathering of My Name by Cornelius Eady; & Saints in Their Ox-hide Boat by Brendan Galvin)

Heart Troubles (on A Model World and Other Stories by Michael Chabon; The Language We Use Up Here and Other Stories by Philip Gambone; Crash Diet by Jill McCorkle; & Labor for Love by Sandy Huss)

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.

Two days before

My Mother, Becoming a Widow

On Our Tentieth Anniversary

Maurya Simon’s tenth volume of poetry, The Wilderness: New & Selected Poems, 1980–2016, was recently published by Red Hen Press (2018). Other recent publications include The Raindrop’s Gospel: The Trials of St. Jerome & St. Paula (Elixir Press, 2010), and Questions My Daughter Asked Me, Answers I Never Gave Her (Blackbird Press, 2014). Simon has received an NEA Fellowship in poetry and two awards from the Poetry Society of America, and this fall she will serve her third visiting artist residency at the American Academy in Rome. Simon is currently a Professor of the Graduate Division and a Professor Emerita at the University of California–Riverside, where she taught literature and creative writing for nearly thirty years.