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The Cave Canem Panel at CU! Thank you to our amazing panelists and to all who came.

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A Decade of Contests

Black Warrior Review’s tenth-annual contest is now open,  and we’re honored to have Richard Siken (Poetry), Lily Hoang(Fiction/Prose), and Kiese Laymon (Nonfiction) as our guest judges.

Winners in each genre receive a $1,000 prize and publication in BWR 41.2, our Spring/Summer 2015 issue. Three runners-up will be awarded $100 in addition to publication.  Each entry is $20 and comes with a one-year subscription to BWR. Finalists receive notation in that issue and are considered for publication.

Click here for full rules and guidelines. 


National Poetry Month

For many poets, the start of National Poetry Month signals a time to create new work, and to develop their craft in unexpected directions. For those of us at the Black Warrior Review, the month of April also signals an opportunity to appreciate and re-engage with the poetry we’ve already published.
 
This National Poetry Month, we want to celebrate our poets by bringing their poetry to you. Each day of April, we’ll be posting on our website one poem from a previous issue. We encourage our readers to participate via reading, sharing, and discussing the poetry on offer—and even via creating their own work in response.
 
We’re excited to commemorate National Poetry Month with the work of such talented poets, and we hope you’ll check in throughout the month to enjoy some incredible poetry!

Check out our website at bwr.ua.edu. 

 

Let Kolby Harvey take you to church with this queer saint story. All we need is incense and robes.

Thank you to Bruce Lin and Logan Priess, editors of Balalaika Press, to Dead Leaf, and Tom Collins for an awesome night!

Thanks also to the readers for giving us an amazing show!
Rachel Busnardo, Kolby Harvey, Liz “Dirty Mouth from the Dirty South” McGehee, Katie Woods, Mark Jaskowski, and Vanessa Villarreal. Thank you to Bruce Lin and Logan Priess, editors of Balalaika Press, to Dead Leaf, and Tom Collins for an awesome night!

Thanks also to the readers for giving us an amazing show!
Rachel Busnardo, Kolby Harvey, Liz “Dirty Mouth from the Dirty South” McGehee, Katie Woods, Mark Jaskowski, and Vanessa Villarreal. Thank you to Bruce Lin and Logan Priess, editors of Balalaika Press, to Dead Leaf, and Tom Collins for an awesome night!

Thanks also to the readers for giving us an amazing show!
Rachel Busnardo, Kolby Harvey, Liz “Dirty Mouth from the Dirty South” McGehee, Katie Woods, Mark Jaskowski, and Vanessa Villarreal. Thank you to Bruce Lin and Logan Priess, editors of Balalaika Press, to Dead Leaf, and Tom Collins for an awesome night!

Thanks also to the readers for giving us an amazing show!
Rachel Busnardo, Kolby Harvey, Liz “Dirty Mouth from the Dirty South” McGehee, Katie Woods, Mark Jaskowski, and Vanessa Villarreal. Thank you to Bruce Lin and Logan Priess, editors of Balalaika Press, to Dead Leaf, and Tom Collins for an awesome night!

Thanks also to the readers for giving us an amazing show!
Rachel Busnardo, Kolby Harvey, Liz “Dirty Mouth from the Dirty South” McGehee, Katie Woods, Mark Jaskowski, and Vanessa Villarreal. Thank you to Bruce Lin and Logan Priess, editors of Balalaika Press, to Dead Leaf, and Tom Collins for an awesome night!

Thanks also to the readers for giving us an amazing show!
Rachel Busnardo, Kolby Harvey, Liz “Dirty Mouth from the Dirty South” McGehee, Katie Woods, Mark Jaskowski, and Vanessa Villarreal. Thank you to Bruce Lin and Logan Priess, editors of Balalaika Press, to Dead Leaf, and Tom Collins for an awesome night!

Thanks also to the readers for giving us an amazing show!
Rachel Busnardo, Kolby Harvey, Liz “Dirty Mouth from the Dirty South” McGehee, Katie Woods, Mark Jaskowski, and Vanessa Villarreal. Thank you to Bruce Lin and Logan Priess, editors of Balalaika Press, to Dead Leaf, and Tom Collins for an awesome night!

Thanks also to the readers for giving us an amazing show!
Rachel Busnardo, Kolby Harvey, Liz “Dirty Mouth from the Dirty South” McGehee, Katie Woods, Mark Jaskowski, and Vanessa Villarreal. Thank you to Bruce Lin and Logan Priess, editors of Balalaika Press, to Dead Leaf, and Tom Collins for an awesome night!

Thanks also to the readers for giving us an amazing show!
Rachel Busnardo, Kolby Harvey, Liz “Dirty Mouth from the Dirty South” McGehee, Katie Woods, Mark Jaskowski, and Vanessa Villarreal. Thank you to Bruce Lin and Logan Priess, editors of Balalaika Press, to Dead Leaf, and Tom Collins for an awesome night!

Thanks also to the readers for giving us an amazing show!
Rachel Busnardo, Kolby Harvey, Liz “Dirty Mouth from the Dirty South” McGehee, Katie Woods, Mark Jaskowski, and Vanessa Villarreal.

Thank you to Bruce Lin and Logan Priess, editors of Balalaika Press, to Dead Leaf, and Tom Collins for an awesome night!

Thanks also to the readers for giving us an amazing show!
Rachel Busnardo, Kolby Harvey, Liz “Dirty Mouth from the Dirty South” McGehee, Katie Woods, Mark Jaskowski, and Vanessa Villarreal.

Congratulations, gorgeous! It’s the single shoe, man. Does it to me every time.