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A Literary Journal is Reborn

Quarterly ‘Hopkins Review’ will launch this month

From Greg Rienzi’s contribution to The JHU Gazette:

“Dormant for more than five decades, The Hopkins Review makes a triumphant return to the literary landscape this fall.

“The original Hopkins Review was launched in 1947 by the Writing Seminars, then called the Department of Writing, Speech and Drama. The literary magazine back then was a thin paperback volume that sold for 25 cents a copy. Acclaimed novelist and short-story writer John Barth, a Writing Seminars alumnus and later a JHU faculty member, published his first story in its pages, which also included the works of such celebrated poets as Richard Wilbur and E.E. Cummings.

“The magazine eventually languished due to a lack of funds and a dwindling number of full-time faculty in the department. It folded in 1953.

“The 190-page quarterly literary magazine will publish fiction; poetry; memoirs; essays on literature, drama, film, the visual arts, music and dance; and reviews of books in all these areas, as well as reviews of performances and exhibits.”

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