Philly Poetry Chapbook Review
Issue 3 May/June 2024

Philly Poetry Chapbook Review is archived in two volumes of three issues per year: Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/June, July/Aug, Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec. We aim for at least three book reviews/essays, one craft essay and one author feature in each issue.

Editor’s Note

An monthly note from Aiden Hunt.

  • May/June ‘24: Aldon Lynn Nielsen
    While PCR contributors C.M. Crockford, Drishya, and myself work on reviews for our fourth issue and beyond, our May/June issue only has one editorial feature– the first in what I hope to be a series of long interviews with veteran poets.
  • April ‘24: Of SPD, Genocide, and Book Reviews
    Editor Aiden Hunt writes about distribution woes, the ongoing genocide in Gaza, and what we have coming during April in the Editor’s Note.

Featured Chapbook Poem

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Book Essays

Long form essays focused on a single book or linking several.

Author Features

Feature articles about authors or recent chapbooks.

Book Reviews

Short literary reviews of a single book.

Journal updates are rolling, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays, except for the Editor’s Note, which will be newly published at the beginning of each issue. Contents shown may carry over from recent issues.


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Publishers’ Corner

Publishers’ Corner features articles about publishers, upcoming poetry chapbooks and full-length collections, and where to find them.

  • New Poetry Titles (6/18/24)
    Check out new poetry books published the week of 6/18 from Finishing Line Press, YesYes Books, Belle Point Press and Red Hen Press.
  • New Poetry Titles (6/11/24)
    Check out new poetry books published the week of 6/11 from The Poetry Box, Finishing Line Press, YesYes Books, Burnside Review Press, Row House Publishing, Deep Vellum Publishing, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Phoneme Media, Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Lynx House Press, Alice James Books and Inhabit Media.
  • Poetry Chapbooks (May, 2024) Page 1
    Check out new poetry chapbooks from Cathexis Northwest Press, Diode Editions, Gnashing Teeth Publishing, Seren Books, Grayson Books, Querencia Press, Ugly Duckling Presse, The Poetry Box and Finishing Line Press.
  • Poetry Chapbooks (May, 2024) Page 2
    Check out new poetry chapbooks from published in May by Bottlecap Press and Finishing Line Press.

Aiden’s Corner

Featuring posts from editor and publisher, P. Aiden Hunt, freelance writing and publishing tips, and other informal updates.

  • Meet Our Contributor: Francesca Leader
    Meet our contributor, Francesca Leader, a Montanan living elsewhere who writes poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Read about her writing life in her Contributor Q&A.
  • Meet Our Contributor: Mike Bagwell
    Meet our contributor, Mike Bagwell, a writer, poet, and software engineer in Philly. He’s published two poetry chapbooks and has a full-length collection forthcoming in 2024.
  • Meet Our Contributor: C.M. Crockford
    Meet our contributor, C.M. Crockford, a writer and editor originally from New Hampshire, now living in Philadelphia with his cat, Wally.
  • A Statement and a Poem Expressing My Feelings on Gaza
    I unequivocally condemn Hamas and all of their violent actions. However, I don’t see any reason that one of the world’s most sophisticated militaries shouldn’t be subject to the same, if not much higher, standards for condemnation.

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