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

—Tim Jones-Yelvington


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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An Interview with Poet Kat Finch from Issue 42.1

By RYAN BOLLENBACH Black Warrior Review: One thing that impressed me about “A Mountain Bestiary” is how personal all of the mythological references feel in the poem. They do a lot of work to shape the tone of the poem and the speaker’s relationship to…


An Interview with Poet MRB Chelko from Issue 42.1

By RYAN BOLLENBACH Black Warrior Review: One of the things that grabbed me about this series is the way that the lack of punctuation complicates the intimate (dare I say punctuated) relationships between the characters. At what point in the writing process….


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