Poetry Review


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We are happy to announce that Eleanor Wilner's poem, "Sowing" from our Winter 2012 issue has been included in the Best American Poetry, 2014, edited by Terrance Hayes.   Please visit your local physical or virtual bookmonger to buy a copy of the anthology!

The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, published annually, has been a respected journal in the world of poetry for forty years. 

  • The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review is one of the longest continuously-run poetry journals 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:
    • Pulitzer prizewinners W.D. Snodgrass, Kenneth Rexroth, Claudia Emerson, Louis Simpson, Charles Simic, and Henry Taylor
    • National Book Award winners Robert Bly, A. R. Ammons, and William Stafford, and Terrance Hayes
    • former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand
    • 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.
  • 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

    “this [is] a journal that is as much about poetry as it is a showcase for poetry " -- New Pages (2012)

    “Nearly forty years on, the review is still finding new ways to spice things up under its covers -- New Pages (2014)