Malingerer

Marjorie Sandor’s forthcoming memoir, The Late Interiors: A Life Under Construction (Arcade/Skyhorse Publishing), will be her fourth book. Her linked story collection, Portrait of My Mother, Who Posed Nude in Wartime (Sarabande, 2003), followed A Night of Music (Ecco, 1989) and won the National Jewish Book Award in Fiction; eight of her stories have appeared in GR. Sandor’s volume of essays The Night Gardener: A Search for Home (Lyons Press, 1999) won the 2000 Oregon Book Award for Literary Nonfiction, and her work has appeared in the Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies, among others. Sandor directs the MFA program in creative writing at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Exposures

Thomas Reiter’s most recent book of poems, Catchment, was published by Louisiana State University Press in 2009. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Southern Review, Sewanee Review, Hudson Review, New England Review, and Gettysburg Review. He has received fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the NEA, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Reiter is Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Monmouth University, where he held the Wayne D. McMurray Endowed Chair in the Humanities.

Watcher over the Dead

Mercy, Perhaps

From the Bardo Zone

High Lonesome

Suddenly & Hearing Roy Orbison on the Tape Loop at Starbuck’s

Lesson

One Last Time, for Old Times’ Sake

Frederick Busch (1941–2006) was a prolific short-story writer and an award-winning novelist. Professor of literature at Colgate University from 1966 to 2003, he authored twenty-seven books and more than one hundred short stories and essays. His many honors include an American Academy of Arts and Letters award for fiction in 1986 and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction in 1991.