Publisher's description: The Massachusetts Review has been a staple of cultural exploration since 1959. Many of the world’s most prominent writers and thinkers—including MacArthur Genius Fellows, Pulitzer and Nobel prizewinners—have appeared in its pages, including: Chinua Achebe, Maya Angelou, John Ashbery, Mira Bartók, Judith Butler, e.e. cummings, Rita Dove, W. E. B. Du Bois, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Seamus Heaney, Yusef Komunyakaa, Khaled Mattawa, Grace Paley, Adrienne Rich, and William Carlos Williams.
Frequent special issues focus on the pressing subjects of our time, including the evolving face of the Mediterranean in the years following the Arab Spring; Casualty, which documented the enduring cost of war in the 21st century; the groundbreaking Woman: An Issue; and MRQ: an especially queer issue.