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2021 Winner of the Anne Halley Poetry Prize

Congratulations to ABIGAIL CHABITNOY, the winner of our annual Anne Halley Poetry Prize awarded by the Massachusetts Review!

Our poetry editors along with Guest Judge Nathan McClain have selected Abigail Chabitnoy's poem "Girls Are Coming out of the Water" from MR's Native and Indigenous Authors issue (Vol.61, Issue 4) for the prestigious prize. From the judge's note, the award was given for her poem's "power, music, use of repetition, subtle...


Celebrating our 10th Annual Jules Chametzky Translation Prize Winner and Honorable Mentions!

We are pleased to announce the winner of our annual Chametzky Translation Prize is Mike Day for his translation of Lu Min's "Song of Parting" from its original Chinese. Published in our Fall 2020 issue, Day's translation of this moving story of a village can be read here.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this prize, our judges included two honorable mentions as well: Bruna Dantas Lobato's translation of Caio Fernando Abreu's "Beyond the Point" (MR Vol. 60, Issue 1) and Mara Faye Lethem's...


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 annual 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! Broadsides of his winning poem will be available for sale.


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...


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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