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James Hearst Poetry Prize:
Winner Announced

Congratulations to poet Alan Elyshevitz, whose poem, "Bread," was selected by judge Dana Levin from among over  1,200 entries. The poem can be read in our Spring, 2019 issue, and will soon be available in a signed, letterpress broadside, produced in an edition of 30 by Caveworks Press and Studios.

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Gas Station Pulp

Editor Grant Tracey discusses NAR's literary crime novel series

A red car points west. Darkness, plush pine trees and a lemon slice of moon backlight it. A gas pump nudges the car’s rear bumper.




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forms of creativity.

We like stories that start quickly
and have a strong narrative.

We appreciate when an essay
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tell us something new about
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Portrait of Allen Ginsberg by Gary Kelley
Exorcising History

How an unknown Allen Ginsberg poem
found its way into NAR's pages

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Honoring the Past and Thinking for the Future

"We are starting with authentic reflection on who the North American Review is at its core by considering each part of the past, present and future"

Art Director Sarah Pauls discusses what's old, what's new, and what's changing.


Editor Rachel Morgan

"...while poetry often traffics in memory, or rather re-memory, poets might balk at the wistful part of nostalgia’s definition."

NAR poetry editor Rachel Morgan reviews w加速任天行安卓版 by Austin Smith, The Kindness of Crocodiles by Ann Struthers, and Rewriting the Body by w加速任天行安卓版. This piece appears in the Synecdoche column of our Winter 2019 issue.