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: Charles Atkinson David Axelrod Anna Lena Phillips Bell John Bensko Jody Bolz Fleda Brown Beverly Burch Suzanne Cleary John Crutchfield Philip Dacey Caroline DuBois Elton Glaser Heather Hamilton Jeff Hardin Gordon Johnston Daryl Jones Lynne Knight Heather Kirn Lanier Nick McRae Michael …... read more


Congratulations to Ron Watson, whose poem, “View from Where the Grass is Always Greener,” was selected by Philip Dacey as the winner of the 2015 Guy … read more

Congratulations to Traci Rae Letellier, whose poem, “Outlaw Country,” was selected by Claudia Emerson as the winner of the 2014 Guy Owen Prize.

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