“It is hard to be lively and elegant at once,” writes author Fred Chappell, but “Tampa Review brings it off.” Savor the poems of Jordan Smith, winner of the first Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. Discover the talents of four 2001-2002 AWP Intro Award recipients selected as among the best new college writers in the country. Enjoy a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa. Gain insight and empathy as best-selling author Amy Hill Hearth tells the story of Holocaust survivor Jean Klein. With cover art by Chicago Imagist Ed Paschke, Tampa Review 23 is a revelation from “Mute Prophets” by Tampa Bay poet Nicholas Samnaras, through the seriocomic miracles of “The WIld Night I Was Born” by New York writer Sarah Sarai.
Fiction: Nancy Callahan, Mike Hinken, James D. Moynihan, Paul Rawlins, Sarah Sarai
Poetry: Aaron Anstett, Richard Cecil, Adam Cole, Robert Dana, Elizabeth Kirschner, Ileana Malancioiu, Laura Merrill, David A. Petreman, Nicholas Samaras, Jordan Smith, Virgil Suarez, Helen Wallace
Nonfiction: Jack Bushnell, Teresa R. Funke, Amy Hill Hearth, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jordan McMullin
Art: Rocky Bridges, Arline Erdrich, Milla Kalen, Martha Madigan, Nicholas Morosoff, Ed Pascke, Roberta Schofield, Jason Schwartz