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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.

Contact Information:

Languages, Literature, and Philosophy

Armstrong Atlantic State University

11935 Abercorn Street

Savannah, GA  31419-1997

Phone: (912) 344-3196



Submission/Subscription Information:

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."

Recent issues:

This special issue of “Looking West” (Issue 51.2) features the work of Charles Atkinson, Robert Bense, Chana Bloch, Barbara Bloom, Beverly Burch, William Clipman, Don Colburn, Cathy Colman, Todd Copeland, Jeff Crandall, Pamela Davis, James Doyle, Linda Elkin, Sharon Fain, B.H. Fairchild, Kathleen Flenniken, Jeffrey Franklin, Jeanie French, Henrietta Goodman, Dainis Hazners, David Hernandez, Michael Jones, Monty Jones, Peter Kline, Lance Larsen, Julia B. Levine, Priscilla Long, Barbara J. McGrath, Peter Munro, Isabel Nathaniel, William Notter, Dixie Partridge, Candace Pearson, Barbara Ras, David Ray, Elizabeth Rosner, Lee Rossi, and more.

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.


last updated 02/03/2014