NAR Featured in UNI's CHAS Communique Alumni Magazine

Image of the NAR on the cover of Communique

Check out the NAR featured on the cover of the University of Northern Iowa's College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences alumni magazine, Communique.


2014 James Hearst Poetry Prize

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 James Hearst Poetry Prize.

All winners and finalists will be published in our Spring 2014 issue. 

James Hearst Poetry Prize

Congratulations to our winners! 

First Place: Martha Silano, "Ode to Frida Kahlo's Eyebrows"

Second Place: Mark Wagenaar, "A Brief Report on Cosmology, Fate and Human Frailty"

Third Place: Carolyne Wright, "Ghazal for Emilie Parker"

Honorable Mention: Brittney Scott, "Cosmogeny"

Honorable Mention: F.J. Bergmann, "Rejection Sestina"


We would also like to extend a congratulations to the finalists of the James Hearst Poetry Prize.

James Hearst Poetry Prize now taking submissions

First place is $1,000. Click on the "James Hearst Poetry Prize" or the "Submissions" tab above to participate in the 2014 prize by submitting up to 5 original poems.  All finalists are published in the Spring 2014 issue.  All entry fees include a one-year subscription.  Our judge this year is Iowa Poet Laureate, Mary Swander.



Summer 2012 Literary Roundtable Podcast

Listen to the editors talk about writing, the writing life, and what's new in the pages of the North American Review, including the Past Perfect feature of the magazine.

Right click here download the podcast.


Theme music is "Gentle Marimba" by Alastair Cameron, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Summer 2012 Podcast Special Edition

The Summer 2012 Podcast Special Edition is here! Editor Vince Gotera and Associate Editor J.D. Schraffenberger interview the poet James Cihlar about his poems "Island of Cats" and "Island of Cats II" appearing in the Summer 2012 issue of the North American Review.


Right click here to download the interview.

Theme music is "Gentle Marimba" by Alastair Cameron, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

2013 James Hearst Poetry Prize Winners Announced

The North American Review is pleased to announce that H.L. Hix has chosen the winner, runners-up, and honorable mentions for the 2013 James Hearst Poetry Prize.

First Place: Andrew Payton, “Bad May”

Second Place: Joanna Thompson Yezek, “Iowa Farm Sale”

Third Place: Mark Wagenaar, “A Phone Line to Seven Generations”

Honorable Mention: Alexis Coleman, “A Man’s Job”

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Spring 2012 Literary Roundtable Podcast

The Spring 2012 podcast is here! Listen to the editors talk about literary fiction vs. genre fiction, movie adaptations, two of Ira Sukrungruang's poems, and what we've been reading.