Monday, December 22, 2014

Back in action with a review of THE BOOK OF DUELS.

What's the best thing about the holiday season? For many of us, it's hiding out with an awesome book.

To help you choose some excellent titles for winter reading, Barn Owl Review will be delivering a bundle of new book reviews. First up, Eric Morris reviews The Book of Duels by Michael Garriga.

What's even better, if you go to this link, you can hear Garriga read from the book.

Happy holidays, and stay tuned.

Friday, November 21, 2014

An interview with poet Shaindel Beers

The editors of Barn Owl Review are super excited to share a new special feature with you: I’ll Love Mountains as Only a Flatlander Can: An Interview with Poet Shaindel Beers.  

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!  

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


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   
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.