Black Warrior Review: At times, the experience of reading “Little Bird” was challenging – or perhaps uncomfortable – in what I found to be a very productive way. What were the challenges you experienced in writing it? Michael Mau: Movie directors say that working with kids and...Read More
Preparation for the Next Life 418 pages Tyrant Books Review by ELIZABETH MIKESCH This is what we should be reading right now. Most writers aren’t generous enough to generate books this clean or of heft. Books about what it means to be an American feel clammy and flaccid. We’re...Read More
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
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 by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners alongside up-and-coming writers. Stories and poems appearing in Black Warrior Review have been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize series, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, and other anthologies. Each issue features a chapbook from a nationally known poet.
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