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Liz Countryman & Samuel Amadon

  Liz Countryman is Writer in Residence at the University of South Carolina. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Handsome, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Forklift, Ohio, and Court Green. Samuel Amadon is the author of Like a Sea, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and The Hartford Book from Cleveland State University Poetry…

Wilton Barnhardt

Wilton Barnhardt (born 1960) is a former reporter for Sports Illustrated and is the author of Emma Who Saved My Life (1989), Gospel (1993), Show World (1999), and Lookaway, Lookaway (2013). Barnhardt took his B.A. at Michigan State University, and was a graduate student at Brasenose College, University of Oxford, where he read for an M.Phil. in English. He teaches…

Review: WHELM

WHELM, a poetry collection by dawn lonsinger, Lost Horse Press Reviewed by Sandra Simonds Whelm by dawn lonsinger is a book of poems dominated by the forces of water where water is made mysterious, terrifying and strange. The book is a kind of cataloging of water’s various powers both symbolically and materially. Her primary concern is the world flooded and…

David Kirby

David Kirby is the author of numerous books, including The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems, a finalist for the 2007 National book Award. His biography, Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, was hailed by the Times Literary Supplement of London as a ‘hymn of praise to the emancipatory power of nonsense.” His latest book of…

Robert Olen Butler (2013 reading)

Robert Olen Butler has published sixteen novels and six volumes of short fiction, one of which, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He has also published a volume of his lectures on the creative process, From Where You Dream. He is the 2013 recipient of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding…

Anna Journey & David St. John

Anna Journey is the author of the poetry collections Vulgar Remedies (Louisiana State University Press, 2013) and If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting (University of Georgia Press, 2009), which was selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series. Her poems have been published in American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Blackbird, FIELD, The Kenyon Review, and The Southern Review.…

Diane Wakoski

    Diane Wakoski has published more than forty collections of poems, including the four books that constitute her series “The Archaeology of Movies and Books”—Argonaut Rose (1998), The Emerald City of Las Vegas (1995), Jason the Sailor (1993), and Medea the Sorceress (1991)—. Her honors include a Fulbright fellowship, a Michigan Arts Foundation award, and grants from the Guggenheim…

Review: Claire of the Sea Light

Claire of the Sea Light, a novel by Edwidge Danticat, Random House, Reviewed by Esther Spencer Claire of the Sea Light, Edwidge Danticat’s fifth novel, takes readers on a journey into the island of Haiti. Danticat, once again, shares Haitian culture and history and provides an intimate glimpse into the way of life of the people. The characters she creates…

Michelle Morouse

October 2013 Writing Regimen Contest Winner At the end of every month-long writing regimen, participants are invited to submit up to three of their best regimen-inspired pieces for a chance at publication in SER Online. After sifting through the many excellent submissions from this October’s run, we managed to select just one piece to display. We are proud to announce that Michelle…