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Sam Taylor Wins The 2020 Anne Halley Poetry Prize

After much deliberation, our judges, Ellen Doré Watson and Deb Gorlin along with guest judge Lee Edwards, have awarded the anual Halley prize to Sam Taylor for his poem, "Postcards from Babel," which was published in our spring issue of Volume 60 (2019). Taylor will be giving a reading on May 7th at Amherst Books that will be free and open to the public! Braodsidews of his winning poem will be available for sale.


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Our 9th Annual Jules Chametzky Translation Prize winner is here!

Kelsi Vanada and her translation of Berta García Faet's "Thirteen Theories on the Better Understanding of Birds of Eligible Age" have won the Jules Chametzky Prize for Translation. Appearing in our Fall 2017 issue, Vanada translated García Faet's nested-list poem from Spanish.

Kelsi Vanada is from Colorado and holds MFAs in Poetry (Iowa Writers' Workshop, 2016) and Literary Translation (University of Iowa, 2017). She translates from Spanish and Swedish, and her poems and translations have been published most recently in Columbia Poetry Review, EuropeNow, Asymptote, and Prelude. She was a 2016 ALTA Travel Fellow and currently works for the International...


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Our 2020 Pushcart Nominees

The Massachusetts Review is thrilled to announce our nominations for the 2020 Pushcart Prize. We're grateful for how much amazing work we receive, and proud to have published such wonderful...




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