Types of Distinction

Editor’s Note: While publishing two special issues in celebration of our first half-century of literary publishing, Tampa Review editors appreciated the chance to reflect on our journal’s typography and identity. In Tampa Review 54 we shared some of our conclusions about its types in a full-page colophon entitled “Companion, Palatino, and Tampa Review.”  However, even with the … [Read more…]

Tampa Review Online moves to TampaReview.org

Ever since the founding of Project Muse Commons in 2014, Tampa Review Online has been proud to be an active part of the MUSE Commons community, but now that the Commons is being phased out to make room for new Project Muse initiatives, we have moved Tampa Review Online to its permanent home here at … [Read more…]

Poet Richard Chess Discusses His Fourth Collection

Poet Richard Chess and the University of Tampa Press have had a long relationship: a few of Rick’s poems were published in Tampa Review 1, the first issue under our new name, back in 1988, and now it’s 2017 already and we’re about to release Tampa Review 54. We published Rick’s second book, Chair in the Desert, in 2000; Tekiah followed … [Read more…]

TR Editor Yuly Restrepo visits Int’l Poetry Festival of Medellín

One of the most vibrant literary gatherings in the world takes place each year in Medellín, Colombia: The International Poetry Festival of Medellín or Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín. Founded in 1991, the Festival has consistently offered poetry as an eloquent counterweight to the violence so much associated with the city. It was awarded a … [Read more…]

An Email from Malcolm Garcia

One of the highlights of Tampa Review 49 is a new essay by J. Malcolm Garcia, who continues to witness and reflect on trouble spots around the world. His latest contribution, “Praying in Reyhanli,” was written after spending time with refugees in Syria and Turkey.  Recent events have only underscored the importance of intelligent, unbiased reporting from … [Read more…]