Maryan Nagy Captan
ONLINE CONTENT & WEB EDITOR
SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR
Luis De La Cruz
Alex Kirby Taylor
R. J. Lambert
Founded in 2004, Bat City Review is a literary journal and community devoted to supporting emerging and established writers and artists. Dedicated to diversity of form, thought, and voice we publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art crafted with passion and precision—work that expands our imaginations and complicates our conversations; work willing to take risks, surprise, experiment, and play. Collaboratively edited by MFA candidates from the New Writers Project, Michener Center for Writers, and Studio Art; Bat City Review is generously supported by the University of Texas at Austin’s English Department and James A. Michener Center for Writers.
Past contributors include Tomaž Šalamun, Dara Wier, James Tate, Patricia Lockwood, Noelle Kocot, Zachary Schomburg, Matthew Zapruder, Mary Jo Bang, Maurice Manning, Colm Tóibín, Stephen Dunn, Dean Young, Aimee Bender, George Saunders, H.L. Hix, Dorianne Laux, Terrance Hayes, Ron Savage, Denise Duhamel, Marilyn Hacker, Ben Lerner, C.K. Williams, Thylias Moss, Craig Arnold, G.C. Waldrep, Shane McCrae, James Gendron, Donald Revell, Terese Svoboda, Khaled Mattawa, Tracy K. Smith, and Anthony Doerr.
We were the first American literary journal to publish poems by Mahmoud Darwish, and our access to materials at the Harry Ransom Center has allowed us to showcase archival photographs of Anne Sexton and drawings by Gerard Manley Hopkins, D.H. Lawrence, and e.e. cummings. Other special features include interviews, commissioned ekphrastic poems, and author portfolios.