About BPR

Birmingham Poetry Review is a UAB publication that includes original poetry, translations, and reviews. Each issue includes Featured Poet and Featured Essay sections.

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

It was founded by co-editors Robert Collins and Randy Blythe in 1987. 

BPR Staff



Features Editor

Features Editor


Erin Blankenship, Halley Cotton, Kristin Entler, Scot Langland, Matt Laton, John Saad, Cheyenne Taylor, and Jason Walker


Garrett Odom

Founding Editors

Bob Collins, Randy Blythe