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Podcast with editor David Yezzi celebrates John Irwin and discusses the future of THR

John Irwin, who led The Hopkins Review from its rebirth in 2008, retired from teaching at Johns Hopkins University this spring. David Yezzi took over the reins of the journal in 2015. A well-known poet, actor and editor, Yezzi joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2013. Yezzi joined JHU Press to talk about his new position and the special issue devoted to Irwin’s impact on the field. You can listen to it here.

The Hopkins Review (New Series) founding editor, John Irwin


David Yezzi Becomes Editor of the Hopkins Review



Photo by Summer Greer
The Hopkins Review is pleased to announce that our new editor is David Yezzi, an associate professor at The Writing Seminars. Before coming to Johns Hopkins University, Yezzi was the executive editor of The New Criterion. He was also the associate editor of Parnassus: Poetry in Review and the director of the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York. His books of poetry include Azores (Swallow Press) and, more recently, Birds of the Air (Carnegie Mellon). His poems and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and the The New Republic.

Turnbull Reading: Gwyneth Lewis

Poet Gwyneth Lewis will be coming to campus to read her work on December 2 at 6:30 pm in Gilman 50.

Gwyneth Lewis was Wales’s National Poet from 2005 to 2006, and the first writer to be given the Welsh laureateship. She has published eight books of poetry in Welsh and English, including Parables & Faxes, Zero Gravity, and her most recent book, Sparrow Tree. She is the winner of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize and the Roland Mathias Poetry Award, and she was twice shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Poetry. Lewis’s first nonfiction book, Sunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book on Depression, was shortlisted for the Mind Book of the Year. Lewis is also a librettist and has written two chamber operas for children and an oratorio, all commissioned and performed by Welsh National Opera. In 2010 Lewis was given a Society of Authors Cholmondeley Award recognizing a body of work and achievement of distinction.

Back From Summer Hiatus

Things are gearing back up at Johns Hopkins University for the fall semester. It’s time to put away our summer laze in favor of classes, campus readings… and sifting through submissions. That’s right—The Hopkins Review is once again open to submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction!

Summer Hiatus

Things are finally slowing down here at HQ. It’s downright somnolent. Our blog will be quiet for the next couple months, but will return with a vengeance come August.

Rock Stars

The Los Angeles Review of Books has a great collection of podcasts and video interviews. One of the latest is with TC Boyle. You should watch the interview because it’s pretty entertaining (among other insights: “All novelists in this country, whether they admit it or not, wanted to be rock stars.”). Also, you gotta love Boyle’s Ray Bans. And the jacket. 

Ishmael Beah, Take 2

Ishmael Beah will be visiting JHU tomorrow (Monday, April 28) for a reading and book-signing. (The event was rescheduled from a date earlier this semester. Better late than never!). Join us at 6:30 in Hodson 110. More information here.