Plausible Abodes (on What We Come in For by Richard Lundquist; Graveyard of the Atlantic by Alyson Hagy; Travel Advisory: Stories of Mexico by David Lida; Among Prisoners by Frank Manley; and The Angel on the Roof: The Stories of Russell Banks by Russell Banks)

Moor

Lola Haskins’s latest collection of poems, her fifteenth, is Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019).

Old Haunts: The Fall of America and Its Fictions

Apple Fattening into Orchards

Fleurette Bleu

Jubilate

Keith Ratzlaff teaches poetry and literature at Central College in Pella, Iowa. His most recent books of poetry, Then, A Thousand Crows (2009) and Dubious Angels: Poems after Paul Klee (2005), are from Anhinga Press, as will be his next, Who’s Asking? His poems and reviews have appeared recently in the Cincinnati Review, Arts and Letters, Colorado Review, and the American Reader; his honors include the Theodore Roethke Award, two Pushcart Prizes, and inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2009. 

I Had Two Wedding Dresses

Diane Seuss’s Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open won the 2009 Juniper Prize for Poetry and is forthcoming this spring from the University of Massachusetts Press. Recent work has appeared in Poetry, New Orleans Review, Brevity, and Blackbird. Seuss is currently writer in residence at Kalamazoo College.

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My Life; My Quotable Friend; Imagining Marianne Moore in the Butterfly Garden; Hard Frost: On a Line by Hopkins; Bringing Down the Birds; Want; In That Land; The Joy of Cooking, 1931; The Message; and Mother of Everyone

Maxine Kumin’s seventeenth poetry collection, Where I Live: New and Selected Poems 1990–2010 (W. W. Norton, 2010), won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2011. Kumin’s other awards include the Pulitzer Prize, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Poets’ Prize, and the Harvard Arts and Robert Frost medals. A former United States poet laureate, Kumin lives with her husband on a farm in the Mink Hills of New Hampshire, where they have raised horses for forty years and enjoyed the companionship of several rescued dogs.