“You need another literary journal like you need a hole in the head. We’re here for you.” That tagline pretty much sums up the playful attitude you’ll find at Hole in the Head re:View, an online quarterly publishing on “Groundhog Day, May Day, the editor’s birthday in August, and the day after Halloween.” Publishing poetry, art, photography, reviews, and interviews, contributors to the newest issue include Kenneth Rosen, Ginny Speirs (incl. cover art), Jeanne Julian, Laura Schaeffer, Sara Wallace, Christopher Paul Brown, Erika Michael, Jenny Doughty, Ellen Stone, Jeff Mann, Diana K. Malek, Mark DeCarteret & Pat Keck, Elizabeth Iannaci, Robin Young, Larkin Warren, Cheryl Slover-Linett, Chloe’ Firetto-Toomey, Roger Camp, Cecil Morris, Joan Mazza, M.S. Rooney, Charter Weeks, Bob Herz, David P. Miller, Annette Sisson, Larissa Monique Hauck, Brett Warren, Howie Faerstein, Jack Bordnick, Mary Beth Hines, Jim Rioux, Geoffrey Aitken, Michael T. Young, Andrew K. Clark, Casey Clark, Miho Kinnas, Bookend – Sebastian Matthews interview, Sebastian Matthews, and Greg Clary.
Promoted by the editors as their “May Day Issue,” this newest online issue of Hole in the Head re:View features “Tulips, Saturday Night Fever, fat back, Jack Spicer, utopia, a corpse flower, murmurations of starlings, old New Yorkers, bronze and string, sad boomers, some jackass jacked up on coke, a cadaver, beetles, stray mutts, Hugo & Wright, St. Therese of Lisieux, a blizzard book, tickets to heaven, stardust, a declaration of war…and so much more.” Some of the writers include Charles Simic, Stephen Gibson, Gerald Yelle, Meg Pokrass & Jeff Friedman, Seth Leeper, Richard Matta, Ace Boggess, George Perreault, Anny Jones, Martine van Bijlert, Yvonne Zipter, Hannah Marshall, Christopher Paul Brown, and GTimothy Gordon. Hole in the Head re:View also published a special Ukraine issue with their friends at Nine Mile Magazine. Check that out here.
When I first visited Hole In The Head Review, I have to admit, it was the fifty-second “video cover” on this newest issue that captivated me and made me want to dig in deeper, and I’m glad I did. I was rightly rewarded with Lisa Zimmerman’s beautiful video reading of several “winter poems,” just as we are finishing out our season here. The free, online publication goes on to present works by nearly three dozen contributors, poetry and artwork, often provided several works by a single author. Love that. Among those featured in this issue: Jo Richardson, Hope Jordan, Kevin Ridgeway, S Stephanie, Mary Carroll-Hackett, Kevin McIlvoy, Richard Baldasty, Marc Frazier, E. D. Watson, Matthew Flamm, Jennifer Sheridan, Kevin Adam Flores, Katrinka Moore, Yvonne Amey, Christine Penney, C.W. Bigelow, Chris Bullard, Robin Young, Hilary Sideris, and lots more.
The latest issue of Hole in the Head Review features work by Sheleen McElhinney, Cindy Buchanan,, David Dixon, Miriam N. Kotzin, Jocelyn Ulevicus, Kenneth Rosen, Cal Freeman, Jefferson Navicky, Julio Maran, Jill DeGroff, Lisa Bellamy, Tania Runyan, Jacklyn Hogan, JC Reilly, Cynthia Good, Christopher Rubio-Goldsmith, Dan McLeod, Jean Kane, and more. Find a full list of contributors at the Hole in the Head Review website.
Deadline: September 17, 2021
The Hole in the Head Review is a vibrant online journal of poetry and art that is attracting an international audience and submissions from new and established poets, including Richard Blanco, Cyrus Cassells, Denise Duhamel, Richard Foerster, Kimberly Cloutier Green, Larkin Warren, Marie Harris, Michael Hettich, Marilyn A. Johnson, Maurya Kerr, Stuart Kestenbaum, Kenneth Rosen, Ralph Savarese, Betsy Sholl, Charles Simic, David Weiss, J.D. Whitney. Plus a host of photographers, painters, collagists, textile and tattoo artists…even fishing lure makers. Submit today!
We’re all masked up and ready to roll out our latest issue! Poetry, videos, music, a dog with a frisbee, Nobel Laureate, art work, photography. Poetry from Anne Pierson Wiese, Tim Suermondt, Samantha DeFlitch, Dawn Potter, Ralph Savarese. See what else is in this issue of Hole In The Head Review.
Hole in The Head Review begins their second year with this new issue. Visit for new work by Tim Benjamin, Richard Jones, S. Stephanie, Connor Doyle, Ashley Mallick, Larkin Warren, Eva Goetz, Ron Riekki, Beth Copeland, Roger Camp, Heather Newman, Tom Barlow, Dennis Herrell, Lily Anna Erb, Dick Altman, Glen Armstrong, Erin Wilson, Yoni Hammer-Kossov, Matthew Moment, Cynthia Galaher, Lisa Zimmerman, Christy Sheffield, Tilly Woodward, and more.
Issue 4 of Hole in the Head Review celebrates our first year. Featuring works by K. Johnson Bowles, Anna Birch, Bob Herz, Christopher Volpe, Ann Pedone, Richard Foerster, Hannah Tarkinson, James Crenner, Zoo Cain, Brendan Constantine, Norma Greenwood, Douglas Cole, and Stuart Kestenbaum. Special Prose Poem Mini Chapbook edited by Peter Johnson, including annotated correspondence of Russell Edson and works by Cassandra Atherton, Nin Andrews, Denise Duhamel, Gerald Fleming, Jeff Friedman, Holly Iglesias, and Anna McDonald.
Deadline: October 1, 2020
Now accepting submissions of poetry and art. The Hole in the Head Review is a vibrant new online journal of poetry and art that is already attracting an international audience and submissions from new and established poets and authors, including Richard Blanco, Kimberly Cloutier Green, Marie Harris, Michael Hettich, Marilyn A. Johnson, Maurya Kerr, Kenneth Rosen, Betsy Sholl, Charles Simic, David Weiss, and Baron Wormser, plus a host of photographers, painters, collagists, textile and tattoo artists…even lure makers. Join us at www.holeintheheadreview.com.
Issue 3 of Hole in the Head Review is out. New work from Betsy Sholl, Charles Simic, Alison Harville, Amalia Galdona Broche, Patrick Cole, Dawn Potter, Linda Aldrich, Janet Powers, Peter Bruno, Jaina Cipriano, Alice B. Fogel, Greg Clary, Richard Heckler, and many others. Michael Hettich interviews Denise Duhamel. In commentary: Baron Wormser.