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Hiram Poetry Review

About Hiram Poetry Review: The Hiram Poetry Review has been publishing witty, distinctive and heroic poetry since 1966.

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 162

Hiram, OH  44234-0162

Phone: (330) 569-5331

Email: poetryreview@hiram.edu

Web: hirampoetryreview.wordpress.com

Submission/Subscription Information:

ISSN: 1547-8416 Founded: 1966 Issues per year: 1 Distributors: Ebsco and Swetts Copy Price: $9 Subscription: $9

Publisher’s Description: 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.

Recent Issues:

The Spring 2014 issue evinces our taste for the avant-garde and good ol’ fashioned poetry. Featured writers include Nina Soko, S. Husain Mehdi, Arthur D. Matthews Jr., Peycho Kanev, Jeffrey C. Alfier, Jonathan Greenhause, Bruce Pratt, Llyn Clague, Richard A. Pauli, Christine Graf, Matthew Dulany, Gerald George, Eugenie Juliet Theall, A. Anupama, Stephen Brown, Richard Kostelanetz, John Edward Keough, Polly Buckingham, John Walser, David Craig, and Charles Parsons.

Issue #74 proves that poetry is alive and well in America (and in Mexico). Please see ex-pat Stephen Brown’s virtuosic avant-garde piece, “Mexico City Pyschogeography.” For those interested in the nostalgic power of muscle cars, check out Susan Wedmore’s poem, “Barracuda: An Ode.” If you prefer unhinged power in a rather raw state, brace yourself for Edward Bynum’s “A Glimpse of the Old Religion.”

Featured on the cover of this issue (#73) 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. This issue highlights our eclectic taste and overall mission—to publish the best poems that we can find regardless of style.


last updated 5/19/2014