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Like print books and independent bookstores, however, the literary magazine will not die. At the Krieger School, a small but well-regarded venture, The Hopkins Review, not only persists but shows signs of thriving, thanks to strong institutional support, robust creative and business partnerships, and a clear and evolving editorial vision. Read the entire article here!
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.
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.