The Necessity of Misreading

The Symbol of the Archaic

The Southern Writer and the Great Literary Secession

Poetic Gold

Jesse Graves is co-editor of “Contemporary Appalachia,” volume 3 of The Southern Poetry Anthology (Texas Review Press, 2010). His first poetry collection was Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine (2011), published by the same press, and his poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner and Connecticut Review, among other journals. An assistant professor of English at East Tennessee State University, Graves grew up in Sharps Chapel, Tennessee, in a community his German ancestors settled in the 1780s.

Beliefs for Sale: 1900-1950

on Other Traditions by John Ashbery

L. S. Klatt is the author of four poetry volumes, including a collection of prose poems titled The Wilderness After Which (Otis Books, 2017). Recent poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, the Iowa Review, Kenyon Review Online, and Copper Nickel, and his essay “The Electric Whitman” is in the Spring 2008 issue of the Southern Review. Klatt is the former Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

on The Nick Tosches Reader by Nick Tosches

Essays of Our Time and Clime (on The Book of Twentieth-Century Essays, edited by Ian Hamilton and The Best American Essays of the Century, edited by Joyce Carol Oates and Robert Atwan)

Edward Butscher’s poetry and criticism have appeared in numerous literary journals and publications, including the Saturday Review of Literature, Newsday, and the American Book Review. In 1976 he published the first biography of Sylvia Plath, and in 1988 his biography Conrad Aiken: Poet of White Horse Vale won the Poetry Society of America’s Melville Cane Award.

Citizens of Somewhere Else: Memoir and the Place of Place (on More Stories from My Father’s Court by Isaac Bashevis Singer; Cherry: A Memoir by Mary Karr; and False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory by André Aciman)