Sleepy Time Gal

Gary Gildner’s “Before the Age of Reason” is one of his more than thirty contributions to The Georgia Review (numerous poems and stories, four essays, a book review, and an exchange of letters with the late Georgia novelist Raymond Andrews). His latest collection of poems is Cleaning a Rainbow (BkMk Press, 2007); The Capital of Kansas City (BkMk Press, 2016) is his most recent book, a gathering of stories. He has received Pushcart Prizes in fiction and nonfiction, the Iowa Poetry Prize for The Bunker in the Parsley Fields (University of Iowa Press, 1997), and, along with Mary Hood and Lee K. Abbott, helped the GR win the 1986 National Magazine Award in Fiction. Gildner and his wife Michele live in the Clearwater Mountains of Idaho and in the foothills of Arizona’s Santa Catalina Mountains.