Harvard Review 21

Harvard Review 21

Christina Thompson



Elise Juska

Somewhere Else, Maine

Colette Sartor

The Family Way

Elizabeth Smither

The Hands of Lady Jane Grey

Thomas McGuane

Boom and Bust


Stephen Sandy

Salt of the Sky: James Merril’s Poetry

Theodore Wolff

Morris Graves (1910-2001)

Alfred Alcorn

In the Kingdom of Nabokovia

Sarah Kafatou

Marcel Reich-Ranicki


Adam Kirsch


Diana Der-Hovanessian

This Is How

James Tate

The Ravine

Jennifer Barber

I Opened a Jewish Encyclopedia

H. L. Hix

The Heavenly Order of Humble Materials

Brian Swann


Lee Gerlach

Ghazal #40

Bruce Beasley


Aidan Rooney-Cespedes


Bruce Bond

The Altars of September

Carl Dennis

At Walden Pond

Ray Di Palma

New York Specific

Molly McQuade

Spelling Clouds

Meghan Hickey


Erica Funkhouser

Still Life With Pewter Pitcher

Joyce Wilson

Woman at Market

Kevin Murray

Havana Hotel




William Doreski

A Treatise on Poetry by Czeslaw Milosz

William Doreski

Collected Poems in English by Joseph Brodsky

Chard de Niord

Ambassador of the Dead by Askold Melnyczuk

Graham Christian

Cool, Calm, & Collected by Carolyn Kizer

Kevin McGrath

Data from the Decade of the Sixties by Thanassis Valtinos

Pamela Greenberg

Glottal Stop: 101 Poems by Paul Celan, trans. Nikolai Popolov and Heather McHugh

Fred Marchant

Knowing: New and Selected Poems by Jonathan Holden

Chuck Leddy

Miracle Fair: Selected Poems of Wislawa Szymborska, trans. Joanna Trzeciak

Christina Pugh

Negative Blue by Charles Wright

Floyd Skloot

No Word of Farewell by R.S. Gwynn

Srikanth Reddy

Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form by Matthea Harvey

Augusta Rohrbach

Remember Me To Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten by Emily Bernard

Benjamin Paloff

Responses: Prose Pieces 1953-1976 by Richard Wilbur

Sonia Ketchian

Robert Frost in Russia by F.D. Reeve

Pamela Greenberg

Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Clean by Paul Celan, trans. John Felstiner

Kurt Brown

Satellite by Matthew Rohrer

Brett Foster

The Determined Days by Philip Stephens

Helen Fremont

The Lost Suitcase by Nicholas Delbanco

Ben Mazer

The Selected Poems of Robert Pen Warren by John Burt

Chuck Leddy

The Seven Ages by Louis Glück

Floyd Skloot

The Street of Clocks by Thomas Lux

Christina Pugh

The Tether by Carol Phillips

Helen Fremont

The Writing Life by Nicholas Delbanco

Graham Christian

They Can’t Take That Away From Me by Gail Mazur

William Doreski

This Craft of Verse by Jorge Luis Borges

Helen Fremont

What Remains by Nicholas Delbanco