Barbara Hamby's fifth poetry collection, On the Street of Divine Love: New and Selected Poems, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Recent work has appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and American Poetry Review. She teaches at Florida State University.
The first issue of Hanging Loose magazine was published in 1966. The name was inspired by the format ó mimeographed loose pages in a cover envelope ó and that, in turn, was inspired by a very low budget. But the format was also meant to get across a point of view: that poetry is for now, not for the Ages. If you liked a poem, you could pin it to the wall. If you didnít like a poem, you could use it as a napkin.
The editors are proud of having published many first books, including the first full collections by Sherman Alexie, Kimiko Hahn, D. Nurkse, Jack Agüeros, Elinor Nauen, Joanna Fuhrman, Maggie Nelson, Indran Amirthanayagam, and Beth Bosworth, among others.Some of the other writers published by HL are Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, Frances Phillips, Harvey Shapiro, Jayne Cortez, Ron Overton, Helen Adam, Paul Violi, Charles North, Ha Jin, Morton Marcus, Maureen Owen, Donna Brook, Yukihide Hartman, Jack Anderson and Ed Friedman.
In this issue: Rosalind Brackenbury, Liuyu Chen, Harley Elliott, Gerald Fleming, Joanna Fuhrman, Gardner McFall, Maureen Owen, Ron Padgett, Tim Robbins, Mark Terrill, and many moreHanging Loose