SPR is the second oldest poetry journal in the region, with its origins in Florida and subsequent moves to North Carolina and now Georgia. Continuing the tradition of editorial openness and response to writers that began with Guy Owen in 1958, SPR publishes poems from all over the country as well as from abroad and maintains a worldwide readership. SPR reads submissions year-round and annually sponsors The Guy Owen Prize Contest.

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Featured poets include: William Aarnes | Bill Brown | Lisa Charnock | Michael Chitwood | Robert Cording | Stephen Cramer | William Virgil Davis | K. E. Duffin | Gary Fincke | Elton Glaser | William Greenway | Elise Hempel | Leatha Kendrick | Arlyn LaBelle | Ann Lauinger| Peter Makuck | Paul Martin | David Meischen | Sally …... read more


Poet William Greenway, this year’s final judge, chose “His Time” by Janet Ford of Taylorsville, North Carolina as the winner of the 2017 Guy Owen Prize awarded … read more

Congratulations to Paul Martin, whose poem, “The Fig Tree,” from Southern Poetry Review 55:1 will be featured in poetrydaily.org, on August 20, 2017.

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