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Founded in 1980 by New York-based poet Philip Fried, The Manhattan Review has won praise for its balance of American and international poetry, its distinguished interview series, and its many firsts. The Library Journal placed MR in its "highly recommended" category, and the New Magazine Review saluted MR for combining "strong translations with poetry written by those whose roots lie buried in American soil." MR staked out a position early on as a venue for new voices. Called "adventurous and quick to get to the new" by the editor of Agni, MR was the first American journal to publish an interview with Polish poet and dissident Stanislaw Baranczak (1981). It was one of the first journals to devote a whole issue to renowned Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert (Winter 1984-5). MR began to publish the work of Chinese dissident poet Bei Dao as early as 1990. And in 1994, MR launched an unprecedented nationwide campaign that increased the number of poetry reviews in The New York Times.

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Last Audited: 27 Jul 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 12 Dec 2007

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