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Last Words: books & journals received

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Nine Mile Books & Literary Magazine publishes twice yearly. The Fall 2020 issue includes work by Leslie Ullman, Sam Pereira, Ralph Savarese, Sara Parrott, and Rene Char.


Prospectus: A Literary Offering, publishes twice yearly. Issue 3 Winter/Spring 2021, includes featured poet, Linda Scott Araya and Featured artist, AK Freeland.


Sunspot Literary Journal  publishes digital quarterly issues and one print issue annually. The 2020 issue includes work by Candice Kelsey, Jerome Berglund, and cover art by K. Johnson Bowles, as well as work by 2019 & 2020 contest winners.


True North and Untrue You is Sam Pereira's sixth book. There is "something uniquely American in his voice, as if Lenny Bruce had written songs with Tom Waits" - David St. John. 

Available at or from Amazon.

Last Poems of Jules LaForgue, translated by Bob Herz. Jules LaForgue stimulated a legion of writers including James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Allen Tate, and Hart Crane and many others.

Available at or from Amazon.

Ragpicking Ezekiel's Bones is Pamela Sumners first book of poems. Sumners, whose poetry has been widely published in journals, is also well known for her constitutional and civil rights and legal work. Her poem A Brief History of Blue appears in this issue of Hole In The Head Review.

Available at from Uncollected Press or from Amazon.


We've received three books from Guinotte Wise, whose poems Epsom Salts and Filling Churches Time Capsule are included in this issue of Hole In The Head Review: Scattered Cranes (2017), Horses See Ghosts 2018), and I Was In The Vicinity (2020). His work has been called "a wild ride through parts of America which are somehow familiar and alien at the same time." All three can be purchased at


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Old Horse, What Is To Be Done?  Stephen Kuusisto's third book of poems, has been called "a beautiful, unrelenting, moving book. It is a book to live with" - Ilya Kaminsky. Kuusisto is author of the memoirs Planet of The Blind  and Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening. His latest memoir, Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet's Journey is new from Simon & Schuster. It is available for sale from Tiger Bark Press


Delphi Series Volume IX: Self Portraits by Susanna Lang; Year of Convergence by Jennifer Grant; God of Sparrows by Christina Lovin. The work of three poets has been called "truly dazzling." Lang's work is like "being in the breathing space between the viewer and a great painter." Grant has an "unmistakable, singular poetic voice that takes measure of the human heart." And Lovin's poems are "wry, elegant, and heartfelt." It is available at Amazon. 

If you'd like your journal or book included in an upcoming issue

please send them to:

Bill Schulz, Editor

Hole In The Head Review

85 Forbes Lane

Windham, ME 04062


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