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Massachusetts ReviewNearly fifty years ago, The Massachusetts Review was launched and it quickly established itself as a leading independent quarterly journal of literature, the arts, and public affairs.

Edited by Comparative Literature professor David Lenson, the journal publishes poetry and fiction by both established and emerging writers, as well as literature in translation, personal witness pieces, lively and incisive social and historical commentary, and visual art. For more information, current and back issues, subscriptions and more about the journal, see The Massachusetts Review web site.

A popular companion to the The Massachusetts Review, MR2 is a weekly radio program that investigates the cultural life of the Pioneer Valley. Every Thursday, hosts—Roger Fega, David Lenson, and Jim MacDee—interview writers, artists, musicians, critics, scholars, and other interesting guests on a wide range of topical issues.

In the past year, for example, MR2 featured such guests as writers (Jonathan Lethem, Jane Yolen, Heidi Stemple, Peter Coyote, Lisa Beskin, John Crowley, Dara Wier, Thomas Dumm, Douglas Valentine, Leonard Glick, Martin Espada, Thomas Glave, Noy Holland, Bruce Watson, Donna Morrisey, Richard Michelson), scientists (Raymond Bradley, Lynn Margulis, Lyle Craker), musicians (Rachel Barton Pine, Klondike Koehler, Lee Townsend), and political activists (Senator Stan Rosenberg, Annie Cheatham, Les Perelman).

You can listen to MR2 streaming on WMUA radio. See the MR2 page on The Massachusetts Review web site for background and program information.


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