Monday, August 18, 2014

The Owls of August


Yeah, yeah, so it's now officially mid-August. Whatever. We are bringing the heat with reviews of amazing poetry books, such as Sarah Dravec's review of Interrobang by Jessica Piazza. It's pretty clear that we all NEED this book. 

Additional noteworthy tidbits from the staff of Barn Owl Review, Akron's premiere independent, annual poetry magazine:
  • We are taking submissions for BOR 8, through 11/1. All submissions handled through Submittable. BOR 8 will be released at AWP 2015 in Minneapolis.
  • You can get a copy of BOR 7, our current issue, right here. We're a dinky nonprofit, so every issue sold has a huge impact on our future. 
It's almost back to school for many of us editors. But why write syllabi when you can read excellent collections of poetry, right?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review in Progress for This Assignment Is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching

Check back soon for a new review written with special assistance from Leelah, a Barn Owl Review family pet! Thrilled to be reading this book...and petting my dog's belly.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer salute to Betsy Andrews



August is here! Summer is in its last chapters. However, that doesn't mean that the Barn Owl Review summer salute to women writers is waning. This week's offering: a review of The Bottom by Betsy Andrews, just out from 42 Miles Press. About this title, Sarah Dravec states, "After all the fear and truth Andrews reveals about our world, she wants there to be hope left for us to find ourselves and to believe in the possibility of eventually being found." Check out the review, and then add this to your late summer reading list ASAP. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

BOR Summer Salute to Women Writers

MORE REVIEWS BY WOMEN WRITERS, PLZ.

Barn Owl Review is excited to feature women writers this summer, with a series of reviews that highlight new collections. Poets so far include Chrissy Kolaya, Fiona Sze-Lorrain, Ethel Rackin, Rebecca Dunham, Natasha Saje, and Lorraine Doran.

Huge thanks to Poetry Editor Sarah Dravec for undertaking this rather spectacular task. CLICK HERE FOR AWESOMENESS, and check back every week for a new review. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Thrush Poetry Journal and Barn Owl Review Birds of a Feather AWP Offsite Reading


Please join Thrush Poetry Journal and Barn Owl Review for an offsite poetry reading to kick off AWP Seattle. Doors open at 7:00 PM, readings will start at 8:00 PM. Cash bar, rampant cheer, debut of Barn Owl Review issue #7.

Wednesday, February 26th   
Re-Bar
1114 Howell Street
Seattle WA

Readers include Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Hélène Cardona, Andrea Cohen, Elizabeth Colen, Natalie Eilbert, Laura Eve Engel, Noah Falck, Christian Anton Gerard, Carol Guess, Chloe Honum, Ada Limón, Kyle McCord, Marc McKee, Christopher Salerno, Danez Smith, and Lee Ann Roripaugh.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Barn Owl Review #6


We are super excited to feature work from the following badasses in Barn Owl Review issue 6.

Seth Abramson * Nin Andrews * Lillian-Yvonne Bertram * Jon Boisvert * Ash Bowen * Sarah Carson * Christina Cook * Lindsay Daigle * Kristina Marie Darling & Carol Guess * Lorraine Doran * Natalie Eilbert * Noah Falck * Ivy Grimes * Matthew Guenette * John Fenlon Hogan * Stephanie Kartalopoulos * Jason Koo * Gerry LaFemina & Amy Lemmon * Sandy Longhorn * Michael Loughran * Matthew Mahaney * Matt McBride * Michael Meyerhofer * Rachel Mindell * Ellene Mobbs * Emilia Phillips * Meghan Privitello * Shelley Puhak * Nancy Reddy * Gregory Sherl * Katie Jean Shinkle * Claire Sylvester Smith * Eszter Takacs * Elizabeth Tussey * Helen Vitoria * And featuring a folio of poems by Marc McKee

BOR 6 will be available in March, and makes its debut at AWP Boston.