Hamline News

Release of 13th edition of Graduate School of Liberal Studies publication


Hamline University is pleased to announce the release of 2010 Water~Stone Review (Volume 13), a publication filled with poetry, short stories, essays and writers’ interviews from emerging, mid-career and established writers from Minnesota and across the nation. 

The public is invited to celebrate the Water~Stone Review release at a reading and reception on Hamline’s Saint Paul campus. The event takes place at Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 22. Excerpts from the review will be read by the writers at the event, and copies of the publication will be available for purchase. The event is free, and book lovers are invited to attend. Some material, however, may not be appropriate for children.

Water~Stone Review, now celebrating its thirteenth year, is an annual review published by Hamline’s Graduate School of Liberal Studies. It includes trend-setting work that represents the artistic excellence of a proud Midwestern literary tradition. The 2010 Water~Stone Review includes contributions from writers such as Ann Pancake, Jim Moore, Adrian C. Louis, Brenda Miller, Robert Bly, Matt Rasmussen, Stephanie Dickinson, Jane Hirshfield, Honor Moore and Donald Levering.

“Our goal has been to publish a national review that is of the highest quality, not only in its literary content but in its physical design,” said Mary Rockcastle, dean of the Graduate School of Liberal Studies and editor of Water~Stone Review. “I believe we have succeeded on both counts. Our latest issue includes work by well-known names, as well as work by new and emerging writers.” 

Water~Stone Review is geared to the curious reader who prefers a range of style and voices, intelligent and lively discourse and strong, original writing. It publishes work in all genres, as well as essay/reviews and writers’ interviews. It has won several Pushcart Prizes, been selected for Best American Poetry, and won a bronze award for design excellence from the Minnesota Magazine Publishers Association.