Concessions for the earthbound

Christine Robbins, who is making her third appearance in our pages, has poems published or forthcoming in Barrow Street, the Missouri Review online, Willow Springs, and elsewhere. She received an MFA in creative writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop and has lived in Olympia, Washington, for most of her life.

I Might Even Love You

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.

Four-Way Stop

George Singleton has published over three hundred stories in literary journals and magazines such as The Georgia Review, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Magazine, One Story, the Southern Review, and Zoetrope. His eighth collection, Staff Picks, will be available in March 2019 from Yellow Shoe Fiction. A Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, Singleton teaches in the English department at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Sam & Louis

On or about 12 April 1888, a gaunt Scottish man, recovering from a “sharp attack” of tuberculosis at Saranac Lake, in rural New York state, wrote to his favorite American author, then resident in Connecticut. “I shall be from Thursday …

Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland. He is the author of many books, most recently the novels The Plover (St. Martin’s Press, 2014) and Mink River (Oregon State University Press, 2010). His work has been reprinted in three Best American annuals—Essays, Science and Nature Writing, and Spiritual Writing. Among his other honors are a Catholic Book Award, three Pushcart Prizes, the John Burroughs Award for Nature Essays, the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award in 2011, and a 2008 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Pilgrimage

Marianne Boruch’s ten poetry collections include the recent title The Anti-Grief (Copper Canyon Press, 2019). She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Australia last year at the University of Canberra’s International Poetry Studies Institute, observing the astonishing wildlife to write a book-length sequence, a neo-ancient/medieval bestiary, which is forthcoming from Copper Canyon. The poems in this issue are a part of that collection.

Dr. No Meets J. Robert Oppenheimer

Martha Wiseman has been a theater student, a dancer and choreographer, an editor, and a bookseller. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of journals, and her long short story Double Vision (White Eagle Coffee Store Press, 2004) is available as a chapbook. She has published three previous essays in The Georgia Review. She teaches English and directs the writing center at Skidmore College.

on E. E. Cummings: A Life by Susan Cheever

Jonathan Russell Clark is the author of An Oasis of Horror in a Desert of Boredom (Fiction Advocate Press, 2018) and the forthcoming Skateboard (Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2022). His work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the San Francisco Chronicle, Tin House, Vulture, and numerous other publications.

The Poetic Confidence of Robert Frost (on The Letters of Robert Frost, Volume I, 1886–1920, edited by Donald Sheehy, Mark Richardson, & Robert Faggen)

Sydney Lea’s thirteenth collection of poems, Here, is forthcoming from Four Way Books next year. Also due in 2018, from Vermont’s Green Writers Press, are Lea’s collected newspaper columns from his years as Vermont poet laureate, News That Stay News: Lyric and Everyday Life, his, and a re-issue of his collaborative book of essays with former Delaware poet laureate Fleda Brown, Growing Old in Poetry: Two Poets, Two Lives.

Drinking Beer and Watching Secretariat Win the Belmont Stakes on YouTube Over and Over Again

Michael Derrick Hudson’s poems have appeared in Poetry, Boulevard, Columbia, Gulf Coast, New Welch Review, West Branch, and other journals. He was named co-winner of the 2014 Manchester Poetry Prize.