Spring 2015 Issue Now Available!

The Spring 2015 issue of Hartskill Review is now available! It features poetry by Jennifer Brooke, Kelly Cherry, Chris Crittenden, Robert Eastwood, Ruth Foley, Jessica Goodfellow, Tovah Leah Green, John Grey, Lynn Marie Houston, Steve Klepetar, Sandra Kohler, Ross Losapio, Robert Lunday, Robert Manaster, Joan Mazza, Jim McGarrah, Corey Mesler, Jed Myers, Derek Pollard, Judith Roney, Carol Sadtler, Marian Kaplun Shapiro, Natasha Sharma, Shoshaunna Shy, Caroline N. Simpson, Brian Simoneau, and Kelly Talbot. Cover art is by Kate Bentley.
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Contributor copies are now in the mail.
You can find links to order back issues on the Issues page.

Thanks to all the talented people who made this possible!

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Spring 2015 Issue Slightly Delayed

The Spring 2015 issue of Hartskill Review was targeted for early April release, but things have fallen behind for unforeseen reasons. It should be available for purchase by 4/15/2015 with the contributor copies going out in the mail slightly after that. Thanks to all for your patience and continued support!

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Issue 1.3 Now Available!

The Winter 2014 issue of Hartskill Review is now available. It features poetry by Karren LaLonde Alenier, Monica Berlin, Linda Blaskey, Susana H. Case, Yu-Han Chao, Francine Conley, Stephanie Dugger, Melanie Faith, Corey Ginsberg, Brandyn Johnson, Sandra Kohler, Jennifer Moffett, Kristi Mottla, Candace Nadon, Carl Palmer, Tom Pescatorem, Cati Porter, Marian Kaplun Shapiro, Beth Sherman, M. E. Silverman, Ben Sloan, Michael G. Smith, Carine Topal, Kathleen Tyler, Suellen Wedmore, and Lawrence Wray. There are reviews of books by Susana H. Case, Patricia Lewis Goodman, and Susanna Lang. The cover photo is by Tracy Ecker.

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Contributor copies are in the mail. You can find links to order the issue on the Issues page. Thanks to all the talented people who made this possible!

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Colin Dodds Collection

Hartskill Review contributor Colin Dodds has come out with a new collection of poems called Wisdom’s Real Opposite. You can get a sample at Smashwords. You can order the ebook there or on Amazon. It’s billed as “Ten years of poems written in and about bars.” Judging by the sample, it’s wry, irreverent, and witty.  Here’s a pithy slice that I’m still chuckling about:

It was a classic case

of the right hand not knowing

what the right hand is doing.

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Write-Up on Hartskill Review in Volume One

Volume One, the local arts and culture publication for Eau Claire, Wisconsin and the Chippewa Valley, did a nice write-up on Hartskill Review:

Volume One article

Thanks to Barbara Arnold for taking an interest in Hartskill Review and proposing the article.

Currently at work on the third issue!

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Issue 1.2 now available!

The Autumn 2014 issue of Hartskill Review is now available. It features poetry by Joel Allegretti, Sean Beld, Nina Bennett, Barry Blitstein, Kevin Casey, Kelly Cherry, Joan Colby, Megan Collins, Karen Craigo, Lindsay Daigle, Colin Dodds, Rosemarie Dombrowski, Douglas Goetsch, Eric Howard, Wendy Elizabeth Ingersoll, Steve Klepetar, Toshiaki Komura, Liv Lansdale, Pernille Smith Larsen, Alan Lindsay, Robert Lunday, Charlotte Mandel, Janet McCann, Corey Don Mingura, Kristine Ong Muslim, Kenneth Pobo, Terry Savoie, Abigail Schott-Rosenfield, Kelly Talbot, John J. Trause, Robert Walicki, Will Walker. There are also book reviews of collections by Kelly Cherry and Eleanor Lerman, as well as a review of Diane Lockward’s The Crafty Poet.

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Contributor copies will go out in the mail soon.  You can find links to order the issue on the Issues page. Thanks to all the talented people who made this possible!

 

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Advice for Poets: What it means when a journal says no (or anything other than yes)

Liz Kay recently posted some wise words about “rejections.” I especially like her point that a rejection isn’t really an indication that the poetry you submitted isn’t good; rejections can indicate a lot of things. Her thoughts on how to react to conditional acceptances are valuable as well:

Advice for Poets: What it means when a journal says no (or anything other than yes).

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