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The Harvard Review

November-December 2005

Founded in 1992, the Harvard Review ( is a biannual, 200-page literary journal that includes poetry, essays, plays, short fiction, and book reviews. It grew out of Harvard Book Review and Erato, literary magazines started by Stratis Haviaras, former curator of poetry in the Woodberry Poetry Room of Lamont Library. Haviaras edited the Harvard Review until his retirement in 2000, when Christina Thompson took over. Houghton Library and the Extension School publish the Review, which mixes work by emerging talents with that of established writers such as Seamus Heaney, John Updike, David Mamet, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Joyce Carol Oates. Current Woodberry curator Don Share is its poetry editor; the fiction editor is Lan Samantha Chang, incoming director of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Since 2002, work published in the Harvard Review has appeared every year in one or more of the “Best American” anthologies, including those for poetry, essays, and short stories.

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