Artful Distortions (on Portrait of My Mother, Who Posed Nude in Wartime by Marjorie Sandor; The Half-Mammals of Dixie by George Singleton; Eyesores by Eric Shade; Speed-Walk and Other Stories by Suzanne Greenberg; Pulpwood by Scott Ely; and Live Cargo by Pauls Toutonghi)

American Theater Watch, 2003–2004

Gerald Weales’s “American Theater Watch” appeared in these pages from 1978 until 2010, and we have also featured on occasion his essays and reviews on topics that have included World War II and the early-career political cartoons of one Theodore Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss). In addition to his distinguished career as an author and drama specialist, Weales was a longtime professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he retired in 1987; a senior Fulbright scholar at the University of Sri Lanka; and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.

on The Trouble with Islam: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith by Irshad Manji

Myles Weber’s literary criticism appears frequently in The Georgia Review and many other journals, including New England Review, Kenyon Review, Sewanee Review, Salmagundi, and Michigan Quarterly Review. Associate professor of English at Winona State University in Minnesota, Weber is the author of Consuming Silences: How We Read Authors Who Don’t Publish (University of Georgia Press, 2005) and Middlebrow Annoyances: American Drama in the 21st Century (Gival Press, 2003).

on Borges’ Travel, Hemingway’s Garage: Secret Histories by Mark Axelrod

Jeff Gundy’s eighth book of poems, Without a Plea, was published in early 2019 by Bottom Dog Press. Recent poems and essays are in Cincinnati Review, River Teeth, Forklift, Ohio, Terrain, and Christian Century. He is at work on a series of lyric essays about the Illinois prairie with the working title “Wind Farm.”

 

on Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould by Kevin Bazzana

on Tender Hooks: Poems by Beth Ann Fennelly

# 13 (from “With the Fiddle”); Sailor’s Song; & Two Kinds of Nothing

The Memoirs of Stefan Czarniecki

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