Issue 49 of Berkeley Poetry Review is now available for purchase in our store.
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, CAConrad, Hoa Nguyen, and Thom Gunn.
The cover art for our 49th issue is by Nicki Green. Nicki Green is a transdisciplinary artist living and making work in the Bay Area. Originally from New England, she completed her BFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009 and her MFA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018. Her work focuses on craft processes, and her sculptures, ritual objects and various flat works explore topics of history preservation, conceptual ornamentation and aesthetics of otherness. Nicki has exhibited her work internationally, notably at the New Museum in New York, The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco and Rockelmann & Partner Gallery in Berlin, Germany. She has contributed texts to numerous publications including Maximum Rock n Roll, San Francisco and Fermenting Feminism, Copenhagen.