The Journal

BLR is a journal of humanity and the human condition. We publish two issues annually, filled with richly-textured poetry, fiction and nonfiction on the themes of health, illness, and healing.  Each issue features contemporary art on the cover. We invite you to join the vibrant BLR community–subscribe to the journal, submit your best writing, or support the arts by making a donation.

BLR Issues:

Browse our complete archive of BLR issues. New content loaded weekly.


Our Picks:

 Check out the Our Picks to read some of our favorites.


Reading Guides:

Explore our in-depth reading guides—perfect for book groups, teaching, team-building events, or just for yourself.