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Southern Poetry Review
About Southern Poetry Review: Southern Poetry Review celebrates 50 years of publishing some of the best poetry in America from leading writers around the world.
Languages, Literature, and Philosophy
Armstrong Atlantic State University
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419-1997
Phone: (912) 344-3196
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Reading period: year-round Response time: 1-2 months Payment: copies Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0038-447X Founded: 1958 Issues per year: 2 Average pages: 80 Sample copy (postpaid): $6 Cover Price: $7 Subscription (Ind): $14 Subscription (Inst): $18
Publisher’s Description: One of the oldest poetry journals in the country, Southern Poetry Review celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008. Continuing the tradition of editorial openness and response to writers that began with Guy Owen in 1958, SPR selects poems from all over the country as well as from abroad and maintains an international readership.
Since its beginning, the journal has published many of today’s major poets as well as a variety of new voices. Recent issues feature work by Chana Bloch, Robert Morgan, Margaret Gibson, David Citino, Enid Shomer, R. T. Smith, Eric Trethewey, Alice Friman, David Kirby, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Fred Chappell, Albert Goldbarth, Cathy Smith Bowers, Linda Pastan. Two poems in SPR received Pushcart Prizes in 2005.
The journal accepts submissions all year, producing two issues that feature the work of leading poets and those writers we think will become leading poets. Since 1983, SPR has awarded annually the prestigious Guy Owen Prize to a single poem selected by a distinguished judge. We are, as always: "A Journal Dedicated to Poetry."
Issue 51.1 features works by Shane Seely, Richard Krohn, Emily A. Benton, Claudia Buckholts, Frances Schenkkan, Michael Chitwood, Janet Smith, Temple Cone, John Bensko, Claudia Emerson, Tom Chandler, Lance Larsen, Peter Makuck, Linda Parsons Marion, Julie Danho, Donald Levering, Melanie McCabe, Paul Martin, Sally Molini, and many more.
This special issue (50.2) features Rebecca Baggett, Coleman Barks, Beverly Burch, Kathryn Stripling Byer, George David Clark, Alfred Corn, Heather Cousins, Blanche Farley, Rupert Fike, Starkey Flythe Jr., Gregory Fraser, Alice Friman, Roberta George, Sarah Gordon, William Greenway, Linda Lee Harper, Gordon Johnston, Robert S. King, Nick McRae, Judson Mitcham, Eric Nelson, William L. Ramsey, Rosemary Royston, Anya Silver, Nancy Simpson, Charlie Smith, Matthew Buckley Smith, Ron Smith, R. T. Smith, A. E. Stallings, Memye Curtis Tucker, Austin Wilson, Edward Wilson, and William Wright.
Poetry in this issue (50.1) comes from Jane Elkins, Jody Bolz, Hayden Saunier, Janet McNally, David Kirby, Susan Laughter Meyers, Diane Lockwood, Susan Schmidt, Chana Bloch, Floyd Skloot, John DesMarais, Richard Krohn, Ann Lauinger, Mary-Sherman Willis, Michelle Gillett, Jeff Miles, Fleda Brown, Craig van Rooyen, Don Colburn, Alexandra Teague, Debra Marquart, Kathy Whitson, Jacqueline Berger, Jeff Hardin, Steven Winn, Robert Brickhouse, Lynn McGee, and William Archila.
last updated 10/21/2013