from Lyrebird One 1. In the days before I knew whether or not you were real, I started writing to you, speaking to the chance of you in my mind, not clear whether the words were an invitation. They were an introduction just the same. 2. We traveled that weekend to an island...Read More
Baby “I didn’t agree to do this.” Let’s try this again. Let’s take it from the street corner. No, let’s take it from the top, without all the negativity. “You could say I didn’t agree to do this, but okay, here I am, and out, over there,” I point, “is Tanner’s fat, baby...Read More
HISTORY, or UMBILICUS There was a girl who was also a cave and she could feel the etchings inside her. This is how I came to you then: girl and cave, glyph and hunt. Aleph, bound bird, tamed beast, blood rite. The girl was a cave but she was also a mouth. The mouth was a hole,...Read More
Black Warrior Review is thrilled to join the Books to Prisons Project at its first-ever book event in West Alabama. Book ‘Em: a gathering of authors and readers will take place at the Northport Civic Center on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Among the featured...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 …
Review: January Machine
Review: Will Oldham on Bonnie “Prince” Billy