Boston Review welcomed celebrated writers Meredith Talusan (Fairest, one of O magazine’s Best LGBTQ Books 2020) and Brian Teare (Doomestead Days, winner of the 2019 Four Quartets Prize) for a night of readings to celebrate the release of our new literary anthology, Repair. Moderated by arts editor Adam McGee and contributing arts editor Ivelisse Rodriguez, the evening also featured Boston Review 2021 contest winners Adebe DeRango-Adem, Simone Person, and Yiru Zhang.

We bear deep wounds, individually and collectively. All have been worsened by a period of destructive politics that left us ill-equipped to respond to a global health catastrophe. As we struggle to recover our footing and grieve our dead, we believe that the arts must have a voice in the conversation about how we heal.

In this new anthology of poetry, fiction, memoir, comics, and essays from renowned writers and newcomers, contributors explore whether and how we can repair from terrible ruptures.