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The Massachusetts Review and the UMass MFA for Poets and Writers were featured in the Springfield Republican's MassLive.com site Monday, March 24. Click here to read about our Special Issue celebrating 50 years of the program, and guest editor John Emil Vincent's thoughts on curating this remarkable collection.

Posted on: March 27th, 2014 - read more..

The Massachusetts Review is thrilled to announce the following new and forthcoming releases from the poets and writers who have helped ensure that MR publishes the best in contemporary voices, here and abroad. Congratulations to all! (To purchase back issues of MR, click here.)

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 - read more..

Congratulations to GEFFREY DAVIS,
winner of the 10th Annual
ANNE HALLEY POETRY PRIZE
awarded by The Massachusetts Review!

Poetry Reading by Geffrey Davis
Tuesday, April 3, 2014
7:00pm at Amherst Books

 

Posted on: February 5th, 2014 - read more..

Poetry Reading by
ROSS GAY
Winner of the 9TH Annual
 ANNE HALLEY POETRY PRIZE
awarded by
The Massachusetts Review
Amherst Books
Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Posted on: April 21st, 2013 - read more..

Tyler Boudreau, author of the memoir Packing Inferno, discussed the social costs of war and "moral injury," the topic of his essay in MR's Casualty issue, with Dr. Jonathan Shay on NPR's Talk of the Nation, November 21, 2012.

Posted on: November 26th, 2012 - read more..

The editors of the Massachusetts Review are proud to announce that the winner of this year’s Jules Chametzky Translation Prize is Michael F. Moore, for the excerpt from his translation of Erri De Luca's The Day Before Happiness, published in the journal’s Casualty Issue.

Posted on: June 14th, 2012 - read more..

For her appointment to the post of United States Poet Laureate, our heartfelt congratulations to Natasha Trethewey. Trethewey earned her M.F.A. degree at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where she studied with, among others, James Tate and Dara Wier.

Check out Natasha Trethewey's poem, from MR 37.1 (Spring, 1996).

 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012 - read more..

The editors of the Massachusetts Review are proud to announce that the winner of this year’s Anne Halley Poetry Prize is Philip Metres for his poem “Home/Front,” published in the journal’s Casualty Issue.

Posted on: March 14th, 2012 - read more..

Priyatam Mudivarti, Interview Editor for the Review Review, had a chat with Ata in our South College office at the University of Massachusetts just the other day.  So have a look, and learn something about our new Managing Editor, and about MR as well.  And don't forget to stop in and say hey next time you're on campus.

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 - read more..

So we're a little slow here... but we just got word that in mid-November Melinda Moustakis -- who published a wonderful, searing story in MR 50.4 -- was named on the 2011 National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" Fiction list!  Congratulations Melinda!

Posted on: December 14th, 2011 - read more..

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