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.

Featured Chapbook Poem

(Read the full post with words from the poet.)

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 (5/14/24)
    Check out new poetry books published the week of 5/14 from Finishing Line Press, Black Ocean, University of Queensland Press, She Writes Press, White Pine Press, Curbstone Books, New Directions, W. W. Norton & Company, Omnidawn, NYRB Poets, Anvil Press and an editor’s pick from Copper Canyon Press.
  • New Poetry Titles (5/7/24)
    Check out new poetry books published the week of 5/7 from Stanchion Books, Black Ocean, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Picador UK, Mercer University Press, Wave Books, Alice James Books, Graywolf Press, Copper Canyon Press, BOA Editions Ltd, Black Lawrence Press, Grayson Books, Bloodaxe Books and CavanKerry Press.
  • New Poetry Titles (4/30/24)
    Check out new poetry books for the week of 4/30 from Bottlecap Press, Ugly Duckling Presse, University of Iowa Press, Copper Canyon Press, David R. Godine, Caitlin Press Inc, Seagull Books, Tupelo Press, Guernica Editions, Southern Illinois University Press, University of Nevada Press, University of Utah Press, University of Calgary Press, Salmon Poetry, Deep Vellum Publishing and Bauhan Publishing.
  • New Poetry Titles (4/23/24)
    Check out new poetry books for the week of 4/23 from Bottlecap Press, Biblioasis, Copper Canyon Press, Red Hen Press, Milkweed Editions, University of Arkansas Press, Seren, Carcanet Press Ltd., Talonbooks, Unbound Edition Press and BOA Editions Ltd.

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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