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Delaware Poetry Review Announces Its Second Issue

The second issue of the Delaware Poetry Review is out, featuring 22 poets with ties to the Delmarva Region. The Winter 2008 issue includes an exciting range of voices, including: Sandra Beasley, winner of the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize;

Gary Blankenburg, founding editor of Maryland Poetry Review;

Sunil Freeman, Assistant Director of the Writers Center in Bethesda;

Michael S. Glaser, former Poet Laureate of Maryland;

Shelley Grabel, faculty member at Delaware Technical and Community College;

Gerry La Femina, director of the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing at Frostburg State University;

Ann Menebroker, author of over 20 books;

John Ramspeck, winner of the 2007 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry;

Sue Ellen Thompson, editor of The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry;

Billie Travalini, founding director of the New Castle Writers\’ Conference; and

Jeanne Murray Walker, professor of English at the University of Delaware.

The issue includes poets who have national reputations alongside poets who are just beginning to publish (and one poet who makes his very first appearance in print with this issue).

The Delaware Poetry Review was inaugurated in 2007. The free, online magazine is published in Lewes, DE, and dedicated to showcasing talented poets from the Chesapeake Bay watershed and beyond. The Delaware Poetry Review publishes two issues per year, in the Summer and Winter, and is compiled by a collective of five area editors (all of whom run other literary presses or journals as well).

\”The poets in this issue have a remarkably wide range–in subject matter, writing styles, and influences,\” says co-editor Richard Peabody. \”We think that\’s a sign of just how vibrant the literary community is in the Mid-Atlantic.\”

Free subscriptions are available upon request at the website. To read the latest issue, see http://www.depoetry.com.

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