News & Events

Greater Boston Writers Resist

January 15, 2017 / 1:30–4:30 pm
Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library
Entrance at 700 Boylston St

Greater Boston Writers Resist will feature readings and performances by authors, artists, young writers, and special guests. In resistance to the divisive and increasingly hostile political climate, this event will re-affirm the unifying democratic pillars now under threat, such as freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of worship, equality, and diversity. This event is free to all.

Call for Reviewers

Harvard Review is looking for reviewers of poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction. We publish newspaper-style reviews of approximately 750 words. If interested, please send clips or a brief writing sample to reviews [at] harvardreview [dot] org. Please specify areas of interest (genre, translation/language, region, etc.). We encourage you to visit our book review section before submitting.

Boston Book Festival 2016


Harvard Review will be on Copley Plaza in Boston for the Boston Book Festival Exhibitor Fair, Saturday, October 15 from 10 to 4:30. Come meet the editors and pick up a Harvard Review pencil and post-it! Editor Christina Thompson will also be moderating Fiction: Creative Lives, featuring Dinitia Smith, Dawn Tripp, and Elizabeth Nunez, 11:30 to 12:30, BPL Abbey, 700 Boylston Street, Boston.

HR48 Launch

Harvard Review was very happy to celebrate the launch of HR48 on February 3rd in the Woodberry Poetry Room with readings of The Dogs of Littlefield by fiction editor Suzanne Berne and Roll Deep by poetry editor Major Jackson.

Two Contributors Included in Best American Poetry 2016

Congratulations to Jill Bialosky (HR46) & Anya Silver (HR47) for their inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2016, edited by Edward Hirsch! Fantastic poems, fantastic people.

Q&A with NEH Public Scholar Christina Thompson

Read editor Christina Thompson's Q&A with the National Endowment for the Humanities to learn more about her current book project, "Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia"! For those who want even more, check out her blog at for old maps, research tidbits, and various updates throughout her year as one of NEH's inaugural Public Scholars.

Porter Square Books Editors' Roundtable

Editor Christina Thompson will be at Porter Square Books next Monday, November 2, at 7 p.m. Read on here for more information. Hope to see you there!

Jill McDonough & Major Jackson at the Cambridge Public Library

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cambridge Public Library (Main)
449 Broadway
Lecture Hall

Three-time Pushcart Prize winner Jill McDonough, author of Habeas Corpus and Where You Live, reads her poetry with Major Jackson, Poetry Editor of Harvard Review and author of Hoops, Holding Company, and the new collection, Roll Deep.

Seven Contributors Make 'Notable' Lists in 2015 Best American Series

Hearty congratulations to our seven contributors who made the notable lists for the 2015 Best American series! Hats off to Alex R. Jones, Nandhini Sundaresan, Lia Purpura, Judith Kitchen, Mako Yoshikawa, Eileen Pollack, and Nick Neely.

Chloe Garcia Roberts Releases New Book

We're very proud to announce that managing editor Chloe Garcia Roberts's new book of poetry, The Reveal, was released last week by Noemi Press! Congratulations, Chloe!