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Albert Goldbarth is the author of more than twenty-five books of poetry, most recently Selfish (2015), Everyday People (2012), and The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems, 1972–2007 (2007), all from Graywolf Press. He has twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry.

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Elton Glaser has published eight full-length collections of poetry, most recently two books in 2013: Translations from the Flesh (University of Pittsburgh Press) and The Law of Falling Bodies (University of Arkansas Press).

A Song  for Winter

Gary Gildner has contributed to The Georgia Review numerous poems and stories, four essays, a book review, and an exchange of letters with the late novelist Raymond Andrews. His latest collection of poems is Cleaning a Rainbow (BkMk Press, 2007); his latest collection of stories is The Capital of Kansas City (BkMk Press, 2016). He has received Pushcart Prizes in fiction and nonfiction, and the Iowa Poetry Prize for The Bunker in the Parsley Fields (University of Iowa Press). Gildner and his wife Michele live in the Clearwater Mountains of Idaho and in the foothills of Arizona’s Santa Catalina Mountains.

Reforested Land

James Applewhite is the author of numerous books of poems, most recently A Diary of Altered Light (Louisiana State University Press, 2006), as well as the critical study Seas and Inland Journeys: Landscape and Consciousness from Wordsworth to Roethke (University of Georgia Press, 1985). Professor emeritus of English at Duke University and a past winner of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, Applewhite is currently at work on a literary autobiography.

Muse

Carol Frost’s latest collection of poems, Honeycomb (TriQuarterly Books, 2010), won a Florida Book Awards gold medal; her other honors include two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and four Pushcart prizes. Frost teaches at Rollins College, where she directs the annual Winter with the Writers literary festival.

Close as I Can Get to Prayer

Carol Edelstein’s poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous anthologies and literary magazines, most recently Massachusetts Review and Peregrine. She has been leading writing workshops and overseeing a reading series in her hometown of Northampton, Massachusetts, for more than twenty years.

Got to Stop & Blessing-Bow

Coleman Barks, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia, has since 1977 collaborated with various scholars of the Persian language (most notably, John Moyne) to bring over into American free verse the poetry of the thirteenth-century mystic Jelaluddin Rumi. This work has resulted in twenty-one volumes, including the bestselling Essential Rumi in 1995. He has also published eight volumes of his own poetry, including Hummingbird Sleep: Poems 2009–2011 (2012) and Winter Sky: Poems 1968–2008 (2008), both from the University of Georgia Press. 

Notes from a Domestic Scene

 

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Notebooks stood in a rack, straight and tightly shut beside a ruckus of birthday cards. Their colors drew my eye as I went past. I am overly susceptible to colors, even though so much of the world seems …

Marguerite W. Sullivan’s work has appeared in NOON, Sleepingfish, Clackamas Literary Review, and RHINO, as well as on Web Conjunctions. She lives in Vermont, where she is currently finishing a novel.

From The Gospel Singer

Harry Crews (1935–2012), born in Bacon County, was the author of nearly twenty novels, from The Gospel Singer (1968) to An American Family: The Baby with the Curious Markings (2006). His published nonfiction includes the first volume of his autobiography, A Childhood: The Biography of a Place (1978), and three essay collections. His papers are collected in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia; he was the subject of a special feature, including previously unpublished work and letters culled from that collection, in our Winter 2007 issue. Crews lived for decades in Gainesville, Florida, where he taught at the University of Florida. (Inducted in 2002)