Cover of BPR 2015, number 42. Birmingham Poetry Review is a UAB publication funded by the Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences. It was founded by co-editors Robert Collins and Randy Blythe in 1987.

The journal includes original, unpublished work as well as translations. Beginning with Issue 39, BPR has included an interview with a featured renowned poet as well as several reviews of current collections of poetry.

In past years, the journal has published work by poets of such national merit as Betty Adcock, Daniel Anderson, David Bottoms, Claudia Emerson, Debora Greger, Mark Jarman, David Kirby, Edward Hirsch, Andrew Hudgins, William Logan, Medbh McGuckian, R. T. Smith, Pimone Triplett, and Sidney Wade.