BY JESSICA BOZEK It was fall and the soldier’s stories made human piles of the citizens. He went directly to the center of the town and his stories spiraled outward. The few who tried to flee were held by his soothing voice. The citizens stopped. They grew tired and...Read More
BY MATT COZART What to find: a little well sped up attention eye. It’s an audition I’m moving slower than. Don’t keep your hands in your hands, I wouldn’t want to be ended at them. Beginning home seems swept into some already over. No late look pretends to...Read More
BY ELIZABETH ROBINSON Like a flavor draining down one’s throat, the exudates of sound and waltz. God said dancing was no elixir and was befouled with its own suspicions until the angel reclaimed its message, having traveled through you, where you heard the...Read More
Rob Schlegel 64 Pages Four Way Books By LAURA KOCHMAN Rob Schlegel’s second book, January Machine, takes the form of a book-length poem, using the page as a unit of measure. Along with form, January Machine centers on its speaker, the question of the speaker-self and its role...Read More
BY KIMBERLY BURWICK In the lean fraction of distance between back barn and the godfather moan of wind, dry volleying of ruddy starlings and the forthright chord that is both creek and birds of screech, is the pattern by which we come up from caves, the austerity and dissolve...Read More
BY ZACHARY SCHOMBURG On my last day as king, I watched a dirty movie behind the couch. My father said I should get used to that sort of thing. I ate every last possible meal in the refrigerator. Those were great memories from someone exactly like me’s childhood. Now I am...Read More
--Jennifer Rosario Wong, "Apparitions"
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 …
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