Nathaniel Perry, Editor
Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review has been a respected journal in the world of poetry for over thirty years. In 2008 it reached a turning point in its history as Tom O’Grady, founding editor, retired from the faculty of Hampden-Sydney College and from his position as editor of the Poetry Review. Nathaniel Perry, took over as Editor in the fall of 2008.
- The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review is one of the longest continuously-run poetry journal in the United States.
- It is one of only about a dozen established literary journals nationwide devoted solely to poetry.
- The magazine has published new work by a long list of the world’s distinguished poets:
- Nobel laureate Jaroslav Seifert
- Pulitzer prizewinners W.D. Snodgrass, Kenneth Rexroth, Peter Viereck, Louis Simpson, Charles Simic, and Henry Taylor
- National Book Award winners Robert Bly, A. R. Ammons, and William Stafford
- former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand
- American Book Award winner May Sarton,
- Theodore Weiss, Marge Piercy, Denise Levertov, William Dickey, William Styron, Willie Morris, and many, many others.
- Forward Prize and T.S. Eliot Prize Winner John Burnside
- Other recent contributors include Carl Phillips, Robert Wrigley, John Kinsella, Lisa Jarnot, Lavinia Greenlaw, Billy Collins, Sherman Alexie, Todd Boss and many many others.
- More than 50 university libraries nationwide subscribe to the Poetry Review, including Harvard, Yale, Brown, Cornell, Georgetown, Howard, Vanderbilt, UVA, UNC, and the University of Iowa.
- Prose and Poetry from the Review have been featured numerous times in recent years on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily.
- Various poets and reviewers have the following to say about The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review:
“I'm a real fan...”
-- A. R. Ammons (1979)-two time winner of the National Book Award
“I like the look of it, the feel of it--the taste of it.”
--William Stafford (1978), National Book Award Winner
“...it has class.”-- William Dickey (1979)
“Great issues.” --May Sarton (1980), American Book Award Winner
“...thanks for your good, good magazine.” --Richard Hugo (1981), winner of the Theodore Roethke Prize and Helen Bullis Award
“...it is an excellent publication.” --Josephine Jacobson(2001), National Book Award finalist
"A great balance of prominent poets ... and lesser knowns" -- New Pages (2009)