The Hopkins Review
The Hopkins Review was launched in 1947 as a literary quarterly published by the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. During its brief initial run, the Review established itself as a leading journal of the arts and letters, before ceasing publication in 1953. The second series of the Review was inaugurated in 2008, by the current editor-in-chief, John Irwin, and the journal regularly publishes new fiction, poetry, and memoirs, as well as essays and reviews on literature, drama, film, visual art, music, and dance.
The Hopkins Review’s belletristic verve, its particular mix of instruction and delight, led the critic Susan McCallum-Smith of Urbanite magazine to applaud it’s energetic “blend of intellectual heft and Vaudeville.” Contributors include literary and scholarly heavyweights such as John Barth, Donald Barthelme, Harold Bloom, Mark Strand, Claudia Emerson, Frank Kermode, Richard Wilbur, David Ferry, Christian Wiman, Joshua Mehigan, and many others.