Distances

Katharine Coles wrote her fifth poetry collection, The Earth Is Not Flat (Red Hen Press, 2013), under the auspices of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. Ten poems from the book, translated into German by Klaus Martens, appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Matrix, and her work is currently being translated into Spanish and Italian. Her sixth book, Flight, is due out from Red Hen in 2016. A professor at the University of Utah, Coles has served as Utah poet laureate (2006–2012) and as the inaugural director of the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute (2009–2010).

on The Dustbin of History by Greil Marcus

Smart [Academic] Jews (on SmartJews: The Construction of the Image of Jewish Superior Intelligence by Sander L. Gilman and People of the Book: Thirty Scholars Reflect on Their Jewish Identity, edited by Jeffrey Rubin-Dorsky and Shelley Fisher Fishkin)

The Speed of Memory (on Vertigo: A Memoir by Louise DeSalvo; The Lonely Other: A Woman Watching America by Diana Hume George; and In Search of Susanna by Suzanne L. Bunkers)

All Set About with Fever Trees

The Contemporary Long Poem: Minding the Kinds (on The Diviners by Robert McDowell; Middens of the Tribe by Daniel Hoffman; Quartet by Angela Ball; & The Descent of Alette by Alice Notley)

The White Beast

Phil Condon is the author of the short-story collections Nine Ten Again (2009), winner of the 2008 Elixir Press Fiction Award, and River Street (Southern Methodist University Press, 1994); he has also published a novel, Clay Center (Eastern Washington University Press, 2004), and an essay collection, Montana Surround (Johnson Books, 2004). The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in fiction (1993) and a Best Novel Award from the New Orleans Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society (2001), Condon teaches writing and literature in the environmental studies program at the University of Montana.

The Creation of the Inaudible

Old Whores in Love: A Valentine