Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review
No. 45, Winter 2019
This year’s issue of HSPR is a collection of small things – a changed logo, different paper, new fonts. But those small changes add up to a pretty big difference in the journal’s physical presence on the shelf. And the poems in this issue consider those things too – the way the small things, the things we almost could overlook, often drive art as much as larger considerations. This year’s magazine has poems about punctuation marks, poems about basement clutter, poems written in epigrams, poems about plants, poems about snippets of memory... Our 4x4 section this year continues the theme – Richard Kenney, Tobi Kassim, Jessica Fisher and Stephanie Burt all weigh in on the role of small things in both making poems and appreciating them. We hope this one small copy of a magazine will play an outsized role in your reading this year!