It's no secret that we are proud of our Midwestern identity, and we teamed up with some rock star poetry students at The University of Akron to come up with an interview about poetry, place, and social justice.
Please check it out, and huge thanks to Shaindel for her generous responses. There's a brand new poem, too!
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?
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.
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.