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—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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Review: This Boring Apocalypse

Brandi Wells 124 Pages Civil Coping Mechanisms Review by JOE LUCIDO “[Domesticity] is a thing that has not existed for decades. Domesticity is dangerous, like the science or religion. Domesticity has long been eradicated,” the narrator of This Boring Apocalypse, Wells’ third book, says, after a cat she forms of puss to keep her company crosses the street to live in another house…

UNLV's Black Mountain Institute hosts a reception and reading by Ph.d student and author Alissa Nutting in the Greenspun Hall Auditorium November 30, 2010 in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (Aaron Mayes / UNLV Photo Services)


An Interview with Alissa Nutting, Judge of BWR’s 2015 Fiction Contest

By JOE LUCIDO Black Warrior Review: What’s life after Tampa like? Alissa Nutting: Well, I get interesting fan mail from people in prison? All in all it has been a wild ride, but one sane-making thing for me about being a writer is that no matter what is going on externally in my professional or private lives…


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