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While we accept great poetry of any kind, we are particularly interested in work that complicates prevailing conceptions of race, gender, ecology, and poetic form itself. Is your work attempting to start a dialogue? To enter into conversation? To push? Send it our way.

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Submit your work for our 46th issue!

The Berkeley Poetry Review is now available for purchase in our store.

For the first time in BPR‘s history, portions of the 44th issue are available to read online!

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The Berkeley Poetry Review (BPR) is a journal published annually at the University of California, Berkeley. Founded in 1974, it has featured the work of new as well as established poets and writers, including Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Yusef Komunyakaa, Brenda Hillman, Czesław Miłosz, Cole Swensen, Robert Hass, Ishmael Reed, and Thom Gunn.

The cover art for our 45th issue is by Paloma Valencia. She is currently studying Visual Communications & Graphic Design at Design and Architecture Senior High. She has exhibited her work in the National Young Arts Foundation Campus, the Rubell Collection, Colorado College, and the Cranbrook Art Institute. She is currently a United States Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalist and a 2015 Young Arts Alumna. She will be attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the fall.