on Following the Brush: An American Encounter with Classical Japanese Culture by John Elder

How Others Have Lived Here (on When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmerelda Santiago; Devotion: A Memoir by Miriam Levine; Edge Effects: Notes from an Oregon Forest by Chris Anderson; & Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World by Scott Russell Sanders)

Jeff Gundy’s eighth book of poems, Without a Plea, was published in early 2019 by Bottom Dog Press. Recent poems and essays are in Cincinnati Review, River Teeth, Forklift, Ohio, Terrain, and Christian Century. He is at work on a series of lyric essays about the Illinois prairie with the working title “Wind Farm.”

 

(Re)joycing about (Re)reading (on Retelling/Rereading: The Fate of Storytelling in Modern Times by Karl Kroeber & Rereading by Matei Calinescu)

Taking Sides: Six Poetry Anthologies (on Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness by Carolyn Forché; A Gathering of Poets by Maggie Anderson, Alex Gildzen, and Raymond Craig; The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: Poems for Men by Robert Bly, James Hillman, and Michael Meade; Men of Our Time: Anthology of Male Poetry in Contemporary America by Fred Moramarco and Al Zolynas; Fast Talk, Full Volume by Alan Spears; & African-American Poetry of the Nineteenth Century: An Anthology by Joan R. Sherman)

Preface to an Omnibus Review

Judson Mitcham’s most recent collection is A Little Salvation: Poems Old and New (University of Georgia Press, 2007). He is the current poet laureate of Georgia.

Subsong

Rodin’s Garden & Monet’s Lilies

The Newarker

Mushrooms

R. T. Smith is writer-in-residence at Washington and Lee University, where he edits Shenandoah. The latest of his many books are Outlaw Style: Poems (University of Arkansas Press, 2007) and a collection of stories, The Calaboose Epistles (Iris Press, 2009). His work has been reprinted in such notable anthologies as Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.