Stories That Work (on The Coast of Good Intentions by Michael Byers; The Buddha in Malibu: New and Selected Stories by William Harrison; Circumnavigation by Steve Lattimore; and Cheaters and Other Stories by Dean Albarelli)

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.

 

Effets de Neige: Impressionists in Winter

Linda Pastan’s fourteenth book of poems, Insomnia, will be published by W. W. Norton in the fall of 2015. Recent poems have appeared in the Paris Review, the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, and the Gettysburg Review. Her books have twice been finalists for the National Book Award, and in 2003 she won the Ruth Lily Prize for lifetime achievement. She was poet laureate of Maryland from 1991 to 1995.

Genderator I.I: A Modish Proposal

Wind

The Mystery of the Smiling Elephant: In the Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

Her Literal One; Won’t Let Go; Goliath and the Barbarians; Ramses the Second; & “The Burden of Modernity”: The Book, the God, the Child

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.

Unfinished Symphony

Occam’s Razor

Thomas Eakins on Painting