By: CHELSEY CLAMMER Idiom: “Don’t eat your words.” Condition: “I can taste my words.” Diagnosis: Lexical Gustatory Synesthea. Lexical slinks off the tongue, its sound a little bit creek-like, its letters slipping over the pebbles of taste buds, the liquidy linguistics that...Read More
By EMILY SKAJA Oh hawk after hawk over Indiana are you watching me break up on bed after white bed sobbing doing all the dishes except the one his mouth touched burying my grief in the thaw-wet yard turning mud into water miraculous What are you here to collect? Permit me my...Read More
By ZACHARY DOSS Black Warrior Review: Your name is Zach. My name is also Zach. Isn’t that cool? If there were a secret society of people named Zach, we would both be in it. Not that there is any such thing, of course. Zach Powers: There is a guy named Zach Powers who friended...Read More
By BETHANY STARTIN http://bwr.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Dreaming-Machine.m4a Hear poet Sally Wen Mao read from her piece “Yume-Miru Kikai [The Dreaming Machine],” from Issue 41.2. Black Warrior Review: One of the things I love most about “Yume-Miru Kikai”...Read More
Black Warrior Review is named after the river that borders the campus of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The city, river, and journal derive their names from the sixteenth-century Indian chief Tuscaloosa, whose name comes from two words of Creek or Choctaw origin—tusca (warrior) and lusa (black).
Established in 1974 by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama, Black Warrior Review publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art …