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.


Issue #72

April 23, 2011

Hiram Poetry Review is pleased to announce the arrival of issue #72.  Please contact Willard Greenwood, editor, at poetryreview@hiram.edu if you are interested in obtaining a copy.


Spring 2010 Issue #71

April 26, 2010

The 2010 issue is here!  To order your copy, contact us at poetryreview@hiram.edu.  The subscription price is $9.00 per year, or $23.00 for three years.  

Editor:  Willard Greenwood

Associate Editor:  Mary Quade

Editorial Assistants:  Elisa Butler, Collin Dunbar, Francesca Luppino, Jake Maynard, Aurelia Nugroho, Diana Salman

Cover Photo:  Hiram College Archives 

2010 marked the 44th year of continuous publication for the Hiram Poetry Review. I am just beginning to understand the significance of contributing to the legacy of one of the oldest American literary journals that is solely devoted to publishing original poetry and reviews of contemporary poets. The HPR owes its success to many individuals and institutions. We hope to further that success with issue #71.

Since I have joined the HPR, we have made the transition from a bi-annual to an annual publication. Therefore, each issue is literally a year in the making. We read submissions year round and are always on the lookout for odd works of genius. To paraphrase Longinus, we prefer poems that exhibit excellence with flaws rather than general competence. That said, I think you will find few flaws, if any, in the poems in this issue.  As you can see from our contributor’s list, we publish obscure and well-established poets.

Issue #71 includes submissions by: Ellen Seusy, James Ryan, Rawdon Tomlinson, Jeffrey Berg, Doug Ramspeck, Mark Wagenaar, Wendy Thornton, Paul McGlynn, Pamela Rasso, Micheal Jaynes, Jeff Lacey, Joseph Voth, Vanessa Blakeslee, Darlene Pagán, Jacob M. Appel, Naton Leslie, Terry Persun, Mark James Andrews, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Gay Baines, Heidi Hermanson, Brian Hendrickson, Roger Camp, David Wagoner, Tara Skurtu, Kristina Marie Darling, Jack Gilbert, Donald Platt, Jake Maynard, and Jason Tandon.


Spring 2009 Issue #70

March 30, 2009

2009_hpr-cover1 The 2009 edition of HPR is here!  To order your copy, contact us at poetryreview@hiram.edu.  The subscription price is $9.00 per year, or $23.00 for three years.