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Celebrating our 11th Annual Jules Chametzky Translation Prize Winner and Honorable Mention

We are pleased to announce Aga Gabor da Silva as the winner of our annual Chametzky Translation Prize for her translation of Ewa Lipska’s “Can Always Happen” from its original Polish. Published in our Spring 2021 issue, Gabor da Silva’s masterfully translates this poem about longing for one’s country of origin. You can read Gabor da Silva’s 10 Questions interview with The Massachusetts Review here.

Our judges included one honorable mention as well: Diana Senechal’s translation of Gyula Jenei's poem “Scissors” (MR Vol. 61, Issue 2...


A Poetry Reading with Robert Whitehead, the 2022 Anne Halley Prize Winner

Join MR for a poetry Reading with Robert Whitehead, the 2022 Anne Halley Prize winner

Registration for the event can be found here.

Judges Ellen Doré Watson and Deb Gorlin, and the MR Editors, have selected Robert Whitehead's poem "David" from Spring 2021 issue (Vol.62, Issue 1) for this year's prize. From the judge's note: "By retelling the story of the fabled hero, the breathless narrator of Whitehead’s inspirational, of-the-moment poem, exhorts us to...


2022 Winner of the Anne Halley Poetry Prize

Congratulations to ROBERT WHITEHEAD, winner of this year's Anne Halley Poetry Prize!

Ellen Doré Watson and Deb Gorlin have selected Robert Whitehead's poem "David" from MR's Spring 2021 issue (Vol.62, Issue 1) for the prestigious prize. A virtual reading with Robert Whitehead will be held May 26th on Zoom.

From the judge's note: "By...


Call for Submissions

The Massachusetts Review seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid work for a forthcoming issue spotlighting work by disabled and/or D/deaf artists. We as guest editors Khairani Barokka and Cyree Jarelle Johnson would love to solicit work from writers and poets who identify as D/deaf, disabled, chronically ill, mentally ill, and/or neurodiverse. This special issue is part of an effort to increase Massachusetts Review’s publication of artists from our communities going forward. Submissions of up to six poems (in one document), or prose of up to 7,000 words should be sent to, with the subject line: Special Issue: GENRE. We ask that you make one submission per genre at most. We do not accept previously published work. We...

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