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.