on Testimony: The United States (1885–1915): Recitative by Charles Reznikoff

Some forty years after Charles Reznikoff first banded together with the New York poets Louis Zukofsky and George Oppen beneath the rubric of Objectivism, he was asked what that term meant to him. His response, for the reference work Contemporary

Dustin Illingworth is a critic and fiction writer based in Southern California. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Times Literary Supplement, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Publishers Weekly, Literary Hub, and various other publications. He is the managing editor of the Scofield, and a contributing editor at 3:AM Magazine.

They’re Saying Now That Feathers Are Mostly Light, That Wings Are Mostly Not There

But sometimes it’s warm enough for the neighbor 

to stand in the field


and brush out her horse’s tail. She knows the sun

slips through it.


The horse is two-toned, losing a winter coat, the day

also a

Jill Osier’s recent work appears in Pleiades, the Southern Review, Southern Indiana Review, and West Branch. Her poem in The Georgia Review is part of a forthcoming chapbook, From.

Shayma Interviewed by a Medical Red Cross Staff Member in Corigliano Calabro

A “ghost ship” carrying hundreds of Syrian refugees including pregnant women and children has been towed safely to Italy after being abandoned by its crew.

­—The Independent, Wednesday, 22 April 2015


What is your name?

                    Yes, I.

Harold Schweizer, professor of English at Bucknell University, has published widely in literary theory, literary criticism, and the medical humanities. His most recent books are Rarity and the Poetic: The Gesture of Small Flowers (Palgrave, 2015) and The Book of Stones and Angels (Tupelo Press, 2015). Schweizer’s poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, the Cincinnati Review, and Kenyon Review, among other magazines. He has recently finished a second poetry collection, “Miriam’s Book,” about a refugee’s traumatic experiences during World War II.

Alva and the Complex Pool

You see, sooner or later, everything falters 

into radiance. The smallest components of our pent-up 


contingencies ignite. Energy shimmers in every cell. 

This afternoon, for example, from the balcony 


of my condo, in which I have lived exactly 

L. S. McKee’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Copper NickelBlackbird, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA from the University of Maryland, was a Wallace Stegner fellow in poetry at Stanford University, and has received scholarships and grants from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Berea College’s Appalachian Sound Archives, among others. McKee teaches at the University of West Georgia and lives in Atlanta, where she is co-founder of Narrative Collective, an organization which supports collaborative projects of both Atlanta-based and international writers.

The Unshakeable Image: A Conversation with Siân Griffiths

Lindsay Tigue: Thanks so much for taking the time to answer some questions. I really enjoyed “Sk8r,” and I particularly admired the way you portrayed the protagonist Ilsa’s treatment of Angie. Twelve-year-old Ilsa is a very relatable young protagonist and …

Lindsay Tigue won the Iowa Poetry Prize for her first book, System of Ghosts (University of Iowa Press, 2016). She writes poetry and prose and her work appears in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. Tigue, a Sewanee Writers’ Conference scholar and Vermont Studio Center fellow, holds an MFA from Iowa State University and is currently a PhD student in creative writing at the University of Georgia.

Beyond Muscle Memory: An Interview with Farrah Karapetian

Artist Farrah Karapetian’s oeuvre locates emotional weight in the physical making of her often politically rooted subject material. In the case of Muscle Memory, featured in our Fall 2015 issue, Karapetian’s focus, as indicated, is the muscle memory of …

Katie Geha is the director of the Dodd Galleries at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. She is currently writing a novel on art and intimacy. 

Rich in Word Love: A Conversation with Colette Inez

Doug Carlson: Halfway into “Stamp Fever,” the reader suddenly realizes that things aren’t what they seem; that is, a different level of reality has taken over. As the boy’s world becomes more magical, his need is more apparent and our …

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.

on The Ocean, the Bird and the Scholar by Helen Vendler

The Ocean, the Bird and the Scholar brings together twenty-seven essays, reviews, and occasional lectures, written over the past twenty years by the renowned poetry scholar Helen Vendler, the best known “close reader” of lyric poetry today. Almost all of …

Robert Schnall lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been reviewing poetry books for many years. His work has appeared in Boston Review, Harvard Review, and the Missouri Review.

on Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight by Margaret Lazarus Dean

What does the end of the space shuttle program mean for America? Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight sets its coordinates by this question, and in an attempt to answer it, Margaret Lazarus Dean journeyed to …

Justin Wadland is the author of Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound (Oregon State University Press, 2014), which won the 2015 Washington State Book Award in the History/General Nonfiction category. His essays and reviews have appeared in the Believer, the Normal School, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Rain Taxi, among other publications. He works as a librarian and lives with his family in Tacoma, Washington.