The editors of St. Petersburg Review are very pleased to announce that the winner of its 2014 poetry contest is George Drew of Poestenkill, NY. His poem, “The Color Red: Mr. Émigré in Manhattan,” will be published in St. Petersburg Review 8.
Introducing Springhouse, a new international online magazine from the publishers of St. Petersburg Review, the independent, international review of literature that popularized translations and helped bring down the wall surrounding the ivory tower of literature.
In my study and enjoyment of literature, I feel I have never found a writer (with the possible exception of Gertrude Stein) who wrote hoping readers would not understand what they were doing. Some of them—Faulkner and James Joyce, for example—place demands on their readers, but they’re not doing it to be incomprehensible.