Writing Lives (on The Silent Woman by Janet Malcolm; Pilgrim in the Ruins: A Life of Walker Percy by Jay Tolson; Barbara Pym: A Critical Biography by Anne M. Wyatt-Brown; Elizabeth Bishop: Life and the Memory of It by Brett C. Millier; & City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O’Hara by Brad Gooch)

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.

Let Me Count the Ways: Five Love Poets (on The Past Won’t Stay Behind You by Samuel Hazo; What Keeps Us Here by Allison Joseph; Dead, Dinner, or Naked by Evan Zimroth; Maybe It Was So by Reginald Gibbons; & After World by Christine Garren)

What Some People Won’t Do

David Clewell is the author of several collections of poems—most recently, Taken Somehow By Surprise (University of Wisconsin, 2011). He teaches writing and literature at Webster University in St. Louis and served as Missouri’s poet laureate from 2010–12. His claim to Charlie-the-Tuna-collecting fame is not at all overinflated.

The Blue Coat

Buffalo Calf

Kent Meyers has published a memoir, a book of short fiction, and three novels, two of which have been listed as New York Times Notable Books. (The most recent is Twisted Tree, released in 2009). His work has won numerous honors, including a Society of Midland Authors Award and a High Plains Book Award. Meyers has published fiction and essays in various literary journals and magazines, including Harper’s and (several times) The Georgia Review. He lives in Spearfish, South Dakota, and teaches in Pacific Lutheran University’s low-residency MFA program, the Rainier Writing Workshop.

The Revisionist: On Noah’s Ark

Speaking in Tongues

Running for Your Life

Kansas: Stories & Refinement

Albert Goldbarth is the author of more than twenty-five books of poetry, most recently Selfish (2015), Everyday People (2012), and The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems, 1972–2007 (2007), all from Graywolf Press. He has twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry.