on The Temple Bombing by Melissa Fay Greene

on The Glass Hammer: A Southern Childhood by Andrew Hudgins

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.”

 

on The Language They Speak is Things to Eat: Poems by Fifteen Contemporary North Carolina Poets, edited by Michael McFee

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.

on By Southern Playwrights: Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville, edited by Michael Bigelow Dixon and Michele Volansky

Gerald Weales’s “American Theater Watch” appeared in these pages from 1978 until 2010, and we have also featured on occasion his essays and reviews on topics that have included World War II and the early-career political cartoons of one Theodore Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss). In addition to his distinguished career as an author and drama specialist, Weales was a longtime professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he retired in 1987; a senior Fulbright scholar at the University of Sri Lanka; and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.

Voice-Over (on Alabama Bound: Contemporary Stories of a State, edited by James E. Colquitt; Nervous Dancer by Carol Lee Lorenzo; Beyond Telling by Jewel Mogan; Mississippi History by Steve Yarbrough; and Can You Get There from Here? by Donley Watt)

Erin McGraw is the author of six books, most recently the novel Better Food for a Better World (Slant Books, 2013). Her stories and essays have appeared in The Georgia Review, The Atlantic, STORY, the Southern Review, Allure, and other magazines and journals. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins.

 

A Week in South Dakota

Gary Gildner has contributed to The Georgia Review numerous poems and stories, four essays, a book review, and an exchange of letters with the late novelist Raymond Andrews. His latest collection of poems is Cleaning a Rainbow (BkMk Press, 2007); his latest collection of stories is The Capital of Kansas City (BkMk Press, 2016). He has received Pushcart Prizes in fiction and nonfiction, and the Iowa Poetry Prize for The Bunker in the Parsley Fields (University of Iowa Press). Gildner and his wife Michele live in the Clearwater Mountains of Idaho and in the foothills of Arizona’s Santa Catalina Mountains.

Five New Southern Women Poets (on At Every Wedding Someone Stays Home by Dannye Romine Powell; Ceiling of the World by Alice Rose George; Dangerous Neighborhoods by Marnie Prange; Old & New Testaments by Lynn Powell; and A Garden in Kentucky by Jane Gentry)

Love Song Ending with a Line by Horace

Andrea Hollander’s first published poem appeared in the Winter 1982 issue of The Georgia Review. Her first full-length poetry collection won the 1993 Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize; her fourth was a finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award. Her many other honors include two Pushcart Prizes (in poetry and creative nonfiction) and two fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. After living in the woods of the Arkansas Ozarks for thirty-five years, she moved to downtown Portland, Oregon, in 2011.

Whether or Not a Giraffe Lies Down to Sleep & So Were the Animals

Sarah Lindsay, winner of a 2009 Lannan Literary Fellowship, is the author of the poetry collections Twigs and Knucklebones (2008), Mount Clutter (2002), and Primate Behavior (1997). She works as a copy editor in Greensboro, North Carolina.