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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.


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

NEW: For the first time in BPR‘s history, portions of the 44th issue are available to read online.  Let us know what you think!

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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 44th issue, also used as our website header, is by subtle ceiling.  Find and admire them at or