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
When I was writing The Collectors of Lost Souls (2008), the picaresque yet tragic story of investigations of the lethal neurological disorder called kuru, the ethics of this scientific enterprise were much on my mind. As the narrative began to cohere and gather force, however, the dramatic elements and episodic...Read more
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