Prayer & Going Home

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.

Flannery O’Connor: Patterns of Friendship, Patterns of Love

on Reaching Keet Seel: Ruin’s Echo and the Anasazi by Reg Saner

on Don’t Worry about the Kids by Jay Neugeboren

on The City in Literature: An Intellectual and Cultural History by Richard Lehan

on Wet Places at Noon by Lee K. Abbott

on The Bunker in the Parsley Fields by Gary Gildner

on A Long Way from St. Louie by Colleen J. McElroy

Rebecca Emlinger Roberts’ essays, short stories, and poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, including the Massachusetts Review, the Antioch Review, and (three times previously) the Georgia Review. One of her GR essays, “The Art of Looking Down” (Fall 2008), was listed as a notable essay in the 2009 edition of Best American Essays. 

on Cultures of Habitat: On Nature, Culture, and Story by Gary Paul Nabhan

Doug Carlson joined the Review staff in January 2007 and works primarily in manuscript evaluation and nonfiction editing. Carlson’s essays on natural and cultural history have appeared frequently in magazines and journals as well as in several anthologies, including A Place Apart (W. W. Norton) and The Sacred Place (University of Utah Press). His work has been collected in two books: At the Edge (White Pine Press) and When We Say We’re Home (University of Utah Press). His most recent book, Roger Tory Peterson: A Biography, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2007. Before coming to the Review, Carlson was visiting writer-in-residence at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He is a former chair of the UGA Press Faculty Editorial Board and has served in editorial or advisory capacities for Ascent magazine, White Pine Press, and New Rivers Press.