Issue 76

December 2, 2016

Hello everyone

It has been brought to our attention that Issue 76 has never been uploaded. So, below is the PDF copy of issue 76. Issue 78 is coming along very nicely. We hope to publish it during April, as usual.



Correction on Issue 77

May 11, 2016


We would like to make a correction in Issue 77. The name of the author of If I Leave My Mind Before My Body, Maria LeBeau, has been misspelled. Her name is Marcia LeBeau.

Below is a poster for the 50th anniversary for HPR as well as the Issue 77.

hpr 50th anniv poster




Change in submission requirement

September 22, 2015

We have changed our submission requirements, which will begin in October.

We now require a SASE for response.

ONLY INTERNATIONAL writers may submit by e-mail.


Interview with Editor Greenwood

January 20, 2015

Below is the link to an interview that our Editor, Willard Greenwood gave to Mr. Stanley Trice regarding the Hiram Poetry Review.


We are also pleased to announce that we are in the final editing stages for  Issue 76 of HPR. The editorial staff has been working hard on the upcoming issue and hope to publish it in April.


Hiram Poetry Review Issue 75

May 1, 2014

The link below is to the newest issue of the Hiram Poetry Review:




HPR Spring 2013 Issue #74

April 14, 2014

Through a collective effort, Willard Greenwood and his editorial student-assistants thoroughly judged and selected the poems of what is now issue seventy-four of the Hiram Poetry Review. 2013 marks the forty-seventh year of continuous publication and as always, it presents distinctive, witty, and heroic contemporary poetry (and one review) in forty-six pages.

Greenwood states that the mission of HPR is to “find the odd work of erratic genius; to discover the undiscovered; to advance the careers of the accomplished poet” and it is clear that issue seventy-four has successfully accomplished that mission.

Please see John Edward Keough’s, “So Rude That The Flowers Grow And Do Not Grow Beautiful.” This is Keough’s debut publication and just one poem that demonstrate HPR’s ability to find poetry that is erratically genius and undiscovered.

Please read the issue here: HPR2013 (1)


Issue #73 – Spring 2012

April 10, 2012

Hiram Poetry Review released Issue #73 in April.

Featured on the cover is Professor Emeritus, Dave Fratus, former editor of the Hiram Poetry Review. Dave’s contributions to the HPR over the past decades helped lay a solid foundation for the review at the college.

His efforts made a small review that was not small in reputation. I am indebted to Dave for contributing to this issue. I am also grateful to my astute readers who found many poems that have made this issue as good as any I have been associated with. This issue highlights our eclectic taste and overall mission—to publish the best poems that we can find regardless of style. 

Willard Greenwood

Editor, HPR

To see a selection of what’s inside Issue #73, click below.

1. “Winter Mornings, Early” – A poem by David Fratus

2. “Beginning of a Lecture on Psycho” – A poem by Amy Eisner

3.  Jack Gilbert, Collected Poems – A review by William Johnson

Please contact Willard Greenwood to request a copy.