With Animals in Mind

Alison Hawthorne Deming’s most recent works include Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit (Milkweed Editions, 2014) and Stairway to Heaven: Poems (Penguin Poets, 2016). “Invasive Beauty” will be included in a forthcoming book, “Lament for the Makers,” supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship. Deming is a Regents’ Professor and holds the Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona. She lives in Tucson and on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick.

To a Chameleon; Summer Anniversary; & Twenty-first Century

Michael Collier’s most recent book, My Bishop and Other Poems (University of Chicago Press), was published in 2018. He is a professor of English at the University of Maryland and a director emeritus of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences.

The Wasp

on Consuming Silences: How We Read Authors Who Don’t Publish by Myles Weber

on Ogden Nash: The Life and Work of America’s Laureate of Light Verse by Douglas M. Parker

From Voice to Page (on The Writer’s Voice by A. Alvarez and Poets Thinking: Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats by Helen Vendler)

Between a Rock and a Hard Place (on Damned If I Do by Percival Everett; What You’ve Been Missing by Janet Desaulniers; The Pacific and Other Stories by Mark Helprin; and Sorry I Worried You by Gary Fincke)

The Uses of Adversity: American Nature Writing in Despair (on The Heart of the Sound: An Alaskan Paradise Found and Nearly Lost by Marybeth Holleman; Liquid Land: A Journey through the Florida Everglades by Ted Levin; Absence and Light by John R. Campbell; and The Future of Ice: A Journey into Cold by Gretel Ehrlich)

Doug Carlson joined the Review staff in January 2007 and works primarily in manuscript evaluation and nonfiction editing. Carlson’s essays on natural and cultural history have appeared frequently in magazines and journals as well as in several anthologies, including A Place Apart (W. W. Norton) and The Sacred Place (University of Utah Press). His work has been collected in two books: At the Edge (White Pine Press) and When We Say We’re Home (University of Utah Press). His most recent book, Roger Tory Peterson: A Biography, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2007. Before coming to the Review, Carlson was visiting writer-in-residence at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He is a former chair of the UGA Press Faculty Editorial Board and has served in editorial or advisory capacities for Ascent magazine, White Pine Press, and New Rivers Press.

The Art of Fresco

Garrett Hongo was born in Volcano, Hawai‘i, and grew up on the North Shore of O‘ahu and in Los Angeles. His most recent books are The Mirror Diary: Selected Essays (University of Michigan Press, 2017) and Coral Road: Poems (Knopf, 2013). Currently, he’s at work on two books, The Ocean of Clouds (poems) and The Perfect Sound: An Autobiography in Stereo (nonfiction). He teaches at the University of Oregon, where he is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences.