Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New Issue of VPR

The Fall/Winter issue of Valparaiso Poetry Review was recently posted. VPR was one of the early online literary journals and showed that an online journal could publish strong work and make a real contribution to poetry. Editor Ed Byrne has done much to make VPR a highly respected online journal and one that has served as a model for others that have followed.

This issue contains poems by 35 poets:

Claire Bateman, Shari Wagner, Michael Dobberstein, Elise Hempel, 
Philip Dacey, Susan Cohen, George David Clark, Kim Bridgford, 
Greg McBride, Gary Fincke, Judy Kronenfeld, Joanne Lowery, 
John A. Nieves, Mercedes Lawry, Laura Davies Foley, Scott Brennan, 
John Ronan, Joannie Stangeland, Darlene Pagan, Mark Thalman, 
Marilyn McCabe, Kate Fox, Doug Ramspeck, Amy Eisner, 
Patricia Caspers, Rose Postma, Athena Kildegaard, Thomas Alan Holmes, 
Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo, Austin MacRae, Judith Harris, 
                                                           Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, John McDermott

The featured poet in this issue is Thomas Reiter. Although I've never met him, he's a fellow New Jersey poet.

This issue also includes five book reviews.

And my poem, "How Heavy the Snow." It's in good company.


  1. ValPo is one of my favorite online journals. I think Ed's done a marvelous job with it. Congratulations on your poem there.

    May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. Yes, and has provided a great spot for book reviews. Happy Turkey Day to you, too.

  3. Congratulations! A wonderful poem.

    When you have a few minutes, please do check out


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