Retired from teaching, Robert Benson divides his time between Sewanee, Tennessee, and the Alabama Coast.
Wendell Berry has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Aiken Taylor Award and the National Humanities Medal in 2012. His most recent collection of essays is Our Only World. His most recent book of poems is A Small Porch: Sabbath Poems 2014 and 2015. He lives and works with his wife Tanya Berry on their farm in Port Royal, Kentucky.
Lucienne S. Bloch was born in Belgium and raised in New York City. She has published two novels, many short stories, and was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction. Her personal essays have appeared in Raritan, North American Review, and Southwest Review.
A chapter of Robert Buffington’s biography of Allen Tate appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of the Sewanee Review.
Olivia Byard is a British poet who grew up and attended university in Canada. Her third book of poetry, The Wilding Eye, New and Selected Poems, was published by The Worple Press in April, 2015, and became The New Statesman’s recommended read. Olivia started and developed creative writing workshops for The University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education over twenty-three years, and has also commented on social and cultural issues both in the UK and abroad.
Casey Clabough teaches in the Etowah Valley Low-Residency MFA and is the author of The Whale’s Song, forthcoming in 2017.
Christopher Clausen is retired from the English department at Penn State University and lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He continues to write for magazines in the United States and Canada.
Robert Cording is professor emeritus at College of the Holy Cross. He has published eight collections of poems: Life-list (Ohio State University Press, 1987), What Binds Us To This World (Copper Beech Press, 1991), Heavy Grace (Alice James, 1996), Against Consolation (CavanKerry, 2002), Common Life, (CavanKerry, 2006), Walking With Ruskin (CavanKerry, 2010), A Word in My Mouth: Selected Spiritual Poems (Wipf and Stock, 2013), and Only So Far (CavanKerry, 2015).
Ron De Maris has a long poem on Baudelaire forthcoming in the Southern Review, and is published in current and forthcoming issues of Stand, Little Star, and several other magazines.
William E. Engel, a frequent contributor to the Sewanee Review and other periodicals, is Nick B. Williams Professor of Literature at the University of the South. His most recent book is a critical anthology of the memory arts in Renaissance and Reformation England.
Joseph Epstein is the author, most recently, of Frozen in Time, Twenty Stories and Wind Sprints, Shorter Essays.
B. H. Fairchild’s most recent book, The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems (W.W. Norton, 2014) received the Paterson Poetry Prize and was an ALA Notable Book of 2015.
Roy Foster has just retired after twenty-five years as Carroll Professor of Irish History at Oxford University. His many books include the two-volume authorized biography of W. B. Yeats, The Apprentice Mage 1865–1914 and The Arch-Poet, 1915–1939, and the recently published Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland 1890–1923. He is also a well known critic, reviewer, and cultural commentator.
John Gatta teaches literature at the University of the South and is completing a critical book on “Spirits of Place in American Literary Culture.”
Gwenn Gebhard’s work has appeared in Blue Earth Review, the anthology District Lines, Waterways, and Volume II, which was edited and published by Politics & Prose Bookstore. She has an undergraduate degree from Brown University and master’s degrees from Columbia University. She lives in Washington, DC, where she works as the Executive Director for a family foundation focused on improving opportunities for youth and families living in the inner city. [End Page xliii]
Sarah Gordon’s poetry has appeared in a number of publications, including the Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Southern Poetry Review, Confrontation, Arts & Letters, and Christianity and Literature. Her collection, Distances, appeared from Brito & Lair in 1999. She is founding editor of the Flannery O’Connor Review and author of Flannery O’Connor: The Obedient Imagination (UGA Press, 2000) and A Literary Guide to Flannery O’Connor’s Georgia...