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The Berkeley Poetry Review (BPR), the longstanding poetry journal affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley, has published an annual issue of poetry and interviews since 1974. Poets we have published in the past include Robert Pinsky, Robert Hass, Josephine Miles, Cole Swensen, John Ashbery, August Kleinzahler, and many more. Today, we aim to continue our tradition of publishing new talent alongside poets with established reputations. Though our tastes are broad and eclectic, with each issue we strive to assemble a body of work that is relevant to contemporary concerns but not faddish, literary but not restrictive, and audacious but not self-applauding. We are willing to publish all genres, styles, and approaches; in turn, we ask that you send us your best work.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1974


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Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 1 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Poetry Temp Closed

General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Prose poetry.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
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No monetary payment No monetary payment.
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Last Updated: 16 Sep 2020
Last Checked: 20 Sep 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 16 Sep 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 04 Mar 2008

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