Publisher’s description: Burnside Review, a truly independent literary journal from Portland, Oregon, gets its name from the street that runs the length of the city and divides it in two. Each issue is filled with poetry, an interview, book reviews, and one featured short story. Editor Sid Miller says, "we love poetry that surprises, finds beauty in truly unexpected places and that breaks your heart."
Past contributors include, Norman Dubie, Larissa Szporluk, Martha Ronk, Alan Shapiro, Linda Bierds, Ben Lerner, Paul Guest, Brenda Hillman, Ralph Angel and Alberto Rios.
“Burnside Review, finally, signifies a new kind of light. It’s a brittle sort of light, for sure. No grand gestures are made and a wry sense of human failing twinkles through, rather than a garish sense of wickedness. Patterns gather but are not imposed with an iron nib. The reach is not wide, but it knows what is has got. In fact, it resembles nothing ever seem, quite.”