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The Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction Series, founded by John T. Irwin, is one of the oldest continuously published literary series in the country. For 40 years, Johns Hopkins University Press has published distinguished works of poetry and short fiction exhibiting formal excellence and strong emotional appeal. The series publishes work by both established and emerging writers, and echoes the spirit of aesthetic inquiry found in the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. 

General Editor: Wyatt Prunty 

“Do not publish this book!”

This is the shortest peer review I’ve ever received, and by far, the most direct. In five short words, it spoke volumes. I can’t tell you who wrote it—that would violate a trust—but I can tell you the book never saw the light of day. Most peer reviews are more constructive, but this one stands out in my mind for its, well, minimalism.

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