"Detached, I'd snort my notoriety. Spit pity and leave no trace."

—Tim Jones-Yelvington

About

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 AlabamaBlack Warrior Review publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art …

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