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2024 Winner of the Anne Halley Prize, Michael Lavers

Congratulations to MICHAEL LAVERS, winner of this year's Anne Halley Poetry Prize!

Nathan McClain and Abigail Chabitnoy have selected Michael Lavers' poem "Sun, Birds, and Leaves" from MR's Summer 2023 issue (Vol. 64, Issue 2) for the prestigious prize.

MICHAEL LAVERS is the author of After Earth and The Inextinguishable, both published by the University of Tampa Press. His poems have appeared in PloughsharesAGNI...


The View from Gaza: A Special Issue from the Massachusetts Review

“What killed my son Abboud wasn’t just an American missile fired by an Israeli pilot. What killed my son was a regime whose very existence is defined by and built on expulsion and genocide.”

                          – Ahmed Abu Artema, co-organizer of Gaza’s Great March of Return

Gaza is asking all of us: what do we want our world to be? Gaza offers us a choice: will we move our world towards liberation and justice for all, or will we allow it to slip ever further into genocidal violence? The Massachusetts Review, under the guidance of guest editor Michel...


New Memory/Works Pop-up Workshop

How do we do the work of re-membering at a time when so much is disappearing around us: histories, languages, hard-won rights, violent wrongs, whole species, entire cities, those you have loved, those you never knew? What tools do we need to train our senses on the moment of disappearance—what the poet Polina Barskova calls the half-minute foretaste of ashes—and through memory, refuse obliteration?

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Spring Reading with the Mass Review

ON APRIL 6, 2023, AT 6:00, in the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Old Chapel, the Massachusetts Review will be hosting a celebration of the launch of its Spring issue. The Colombian writer and storyteller Amalialú Posso Figueroa will begin the festivities, along with her English translators, poet Shanta Lee and Comp Lit Ph.D candidate Jeff Diteman. A story by the Nigerian novelist Chuma Nwokolo will then be read by UMass Ph.D candidate in Afro-American Studies and actor, Kym Newberry. The program will close with a reading by the...


2023 Winner of the Anne Halley Poetry Prize

Congratulations to MEGAN PINTO, winner of this year's Anne Halley Poetry Prize!

Nathan McClain and Franny Choi have selected Megan Pinto's poem "Chiaroscuro after Caravaggio’s Paul" from MR's Summer 2022 issue (Vol.63, Issue 2) for the prestigious prize. A reading with Megan will take place later this Spring.

MEGAN PINTO is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her poems can be found or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Lit Hub, Plume, and...

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