Autumn 2015 (Volume LXVIII, No. 3)





  • Fish Dinner with Oysters Stripped of Their Pearls   Colette Inez   
  • When in Its Ease the Vine’s Sap Comes; Stone Overhand at Hardt   Daniel Tobin   



  • Elegy in the Neo-Shadow: Forms and Variations   Meg Schoerke   


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Short Fiction Contest Deadline Extended: 11/30/15

The Hudson Review is sponsoring a short fiction contest open to all. First prize is $500. Second and third prizes are $250. Winning stories will be published in The Hudson Review. All entries will be considered for publication and payment at our regular rates. Rules: Submit an original piece of unpublished fiction (no more than […]

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Philip Levine: In Memoriam

Late Moon   2 a.m. December, and still no moon rising from the river. My mother home from the beer garden stands before the open closet her hands still burning. She smooths the fur collar, the scarf, opens the gloves crumpled like letters. Nothing is lost she says to the darkness, Nothing. The moon finally […]

January Sonnet: a poem by Charles Tomlinson

Fog has wadded a dirty white  Into all outlets from the eye. I stand At an opening over unfenced land  On which sheer cloud has settled. To the white obstruction you can see no end  Where yesterday a clear way through Drew the gaze that now must keep its distance  As both fog and night […]

Letter Written During a January Northeaster: a poem by Anne Sexton

Monday Dearest, It is snowing, grotesquely snowing upon the small faces of the dead. Those dear loudmouths, gone for over a year, buried side by side like little wrens. But why should I complain? The dead turn over casually, thinking:             Good! No visitors today. My window, which is not a grave, is dark with my […]