Lives Worth Reading (on Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir, edited by William Zinsser; Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life by bell hooks; Scratching the Woodchuck: Nature on an Amish Farm by David Kline; This Death by Drowning by William Kloefkorn; and Moses Unchained by Marilyn F. Moriarty)

Jeff Gundy’s recent books include Abandoned Homeland (Bottom Dog, 2015) and Somewhere Near Defiance (Anhinga, 2014), for which he was named Ohio Poet of the Year. His new work is in Brevity, Saint Katherine Review, Terrain, and Forklift, Ohio. He spent recent sabbaticals as a Fulbright lecturer in Salzburg, Austria, and at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania.