Persistence as a Virtue Worth Celebrating: A Conversation with Poet Patricia Hooper

Patricia Hooper is the author of five books of poetry, Other Lives, At the Corner of the Eye, Aristotle’s Garden, Separate Flights, and Wild Persistence, the last two published by the University of Tampa Press. Her poems have appeared in many magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, The American Scholar, Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Gettysburg … [Read more…]

Night Blooms: An Excerpt from a Novel-in-progress by Thomas Heise

Thomas Heise earned his PhD in English from New York University, where he specialized in twentieth and twenty-first-century American literature and culture. He is the author of three books in three different genres. His first book, Horror Vacui: Poems (Sarabande, 2006), explores the relationship between writing and emptiness, loss, blank space, and difficult memories. Its … [Read more…]

From J. Malcolm Garcia in Viet Nam

J. Malcolm Garcia has contributed to Tampa Review for more than a decade, bringing us vivid and memorable portraits of people, places, and problems from around the world. Two of his new pieces—one from Bangladesh and the other from Guatemala—are forthcoming in Tampa Review 57/58, a special double-issue due to be released in late Spring. … [Read more…]

Poet Eric Smith Reflects on Reading “Black Hole Factory”

Eric Smith has published his work widely in journals such as 32 Poems, Southwest Review, The New Criterion,  Pleiades and The Rumpus. He also has turned his hand to innovative literary publishing as a founding editor of cellpoems, the award-winning poetry venue distributed via text message.  His first book of poetry, Black Hole Factory, was published last year by the University of Tampa … [Read more…]