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."