Early in Winter & Digression

Kara Krewer grew up surrounded by an orchard in southwest Georgia. She is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at Purdue University, where she is editor-in-chief of the Sycamore Review. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana, with her fiancé Andrew Kottwitz.

Cheap Seats & As an old man

Dean Olson, author of ten poetry collections, is an emeritus professor at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

Sod House Grit & Winter’s Glory

David Wyatt work has been published in numerous venues. He received the Distinguished Merit Award in Poetry from the Nebraska Arts Council in 2006, has worked in the Criss Library at the University of Nebraska–Omaha for eighteen years, and has been an editor of the Backwaters Press since 2000. He lives with his wife, Susan, in Omaha.

Mad Woman in the Attic

Mary Hood, 2014 inductee to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, is the author of the novel Familiar Heat (1995) and the short-story collections And Venus Is Blue (1986) and How Far She Went (1984). A new collection of stories, A Clear View of the Southern Sky, is forthcoming from the University of South Carolina Press in 2015.

All the Time in the World

Jack Driscoll’s latest collection, The Goat Fish and the Lover’s Knot (Wayne State University Press, 2017), received the 2018 Michigan Library Foundation Award for fiction. His forthcoming “New & Selected” will include eleven stories previously published in The Georgia Review and dating back to 1987. He currently teaches in Pacific University’s low-residency MFA program in Oregon.

Still Life with Peaches

Lisa Knopp is the author of five books of creative nonfiction. Her most recent, What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte (University of Missouri Press 2012), was the winner of the 2013 Nebraska Book Award for nonfiction/essay. Currently, she’s working on a collection called Like Salt or Love: Essays on Leaving Home, which will include “Still Life with Peaches.” Knopp is a professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where she teaches courses in creative nonfiction. She lives in Lincoln.

The Wind in the Fire: Sentimentality and the Movement of the Mind

Bruce Bond is the author of fifteen books including For the Lost Cathedral (LSU Press, 2015) and The Other Sky (Etruscan Press, 2015). Four new books are forthcoming: Immanent Distance: Poetry and the Metaphysics of the Near at Hand (University of Michigan Press); Black Anthem (Tampa Review Prize, University of Tampa Press); Gold Bee, winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition Award (Southern Illinois University Press); and Sacrum (Four Way Books). He holds a Regents Professorship at the University of North Texas.

The Pharmacy of Pain Dissuasion: America’s Addictive Faith in Psychoactive Drugs

David Bosworth’s two most recent books, historical studies of cultural change, are The Demise of Virtue in Virtual America: The Moral Origins of the Great Recession (Front Porch Republic, 2014) and Conscientious Thinking: Making Sense in an Age of Idiot Savants (University of Georgia Press, 2017). A resident of Seattle, he is a professor in (and the former director of) the University of Washington’s creative-writing program.

on Frost in the Low Areas by Karen Skolfield

Adam Tavel’s third poetry collection, Catafalque, won the 2017 Richard Wilbur Book Award (University of Evansville Press, 2018). He is also the author of The Fawn Abyss (Salmon Poetry, 2017) and Plash & Levitation (University of Alaska Press, 2015), the latter a winner of the Permafrost Book Prize in Poetry.