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We lost a marvelous human being just a few weeks ago.  Ifeanyi Menkiti, owner and trustee of the Grolier Book Shop in Cambridge, publisher of Grolier Press, poet and philosopher, died after a short illness.  Please look at the News section below for a more complete look at Menkiti and his life.  Frederick Feirstein, a friend of Ifeanyi's since the 1960's, remembers his dear friend in the Poetry section.  Further sad discoveries include the loss of poet and professor Michael Riley and poet and pianist Andrejika (Andrea) Hough.

For early summer 2019's other postings on E.P.O., we have a review by Robert Darling and a new essay by Joseph S. Salemi.   Jennifer Reeser, Christopher DeGroot, Joseph S. Salemi, Carla Kirchner, E.S. Frese, Frederick Turner (including a new poem set at Leopardi's home town Recanati), Claudia Gary, Michael Curtis, Carolyn Raphael, C.B. Anderson, Charles Southerland, Joseph S. Salemi, Sally Cook, Robert Darling and the Webmaster have new entries in Poems.  Other additions may follow.      

Poetry:  In addition to new poems and permitted reprints, we will sometimes post poems from writers of other eras. 

Essays:  discussions of prosody, rhetoric, style, reference -- whatever contributors want to explore related to the creation of poetry and the atmosphere surrounding this ancient art today.

Reviews:  coverage of new, recent or much older work that has been ignored for two long,

News:  coverage of the current scene in writing, performing and publishing poetry.   

Archives:  Divided into two sections, New and Old.   

Online Prosody As of now this will remain in the Old archives until editing and rewrite are complete.  Active.

As noted on the original announcement, contributions will be by assignment, as we do not have the resources to manage online submissions.