Hard Books (on Jack Gilbert’s The Dance Most of All; April Bernard’s Romanticism; W. S. Merwin’s The Shadow of Sirius; Jim Harrison’s In Search of Small Gods; Nina Cassian’s Continuum; D. Nurkse’s The Border Kingdom: Poems; and Lucia Perillo’s Inseminating the Elephant)

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.