Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Interview with Managing Editor Diane Mulligan

Thanks to The Review Review for interviewing Diane Mulligan about The Worcester Review. You can read the full interview here.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sample Poem 1: Among Books (Volume XXXIII)

Among Books*

By Linda Opyr

Let me die among books
that have been read -
spines bent through use
but still able to hold
their place in line.

I want their pages traveled -
margins inked, even a corner bent.
Let my books speak
of where I've been,
not where I'd hoped to go.

And should I die with a bookmark
still in place -
pick up, finish for me
as if this story, our story,
were just too good to put down.

* from If We Are What We Remember: New and Selected Poems, Whittier Publications, 2005

Author Bio:  Linda Opyr is the Nassau County Poet Laureate 2011-13.  She is the author of seven collections of poetry - the latest, The Ragged Cedar (2012).  Her poems have appeared in the New York Times, The Hudson Review, Paterson Literary Review, Atlanta Review, and numerous anthologies, journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Press Release: Sound Ideas: Hearing and Speaking Poetry

Hobblebush Books is very pleased to announce the release of our newest book, Sound Ideas: Hearing and Speaking Poetry. Sound Ideas takes the stance that hearing and speaking are essential to making poems live, and explains how to find the way to the heart of a poem by taking it off the page. Authors Gene McCarthy, a longtime editor of The Worcester Review, and Fran Quinn, another familiar voice on the Worcester poetry scene, have taught poetry successfully with this method for many years, and now they share it beyond their own classrooms. 

A book launch for Sound Ideas will be held at the Worcester Public Library (3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608) on April 2 from 4:00–7:00 p.m. Drinks and appetizers will be served, books will be sold, and the authors will be reading from and discussing their book. All are welcome
Contact: Kirsty Walker, Marketing Director
Hobblebush Books