The Roundtable at Porter Square Books, by Linda Bamber, Kevin McGrath and Jonathan Weinert Presented by The Harvard Review

Join Porter Square Books for a monthly reading series curated by Boston area literary magazines and journals. On November 4th, The Harvard Review presents Linda Bamber, Kevin McGrath, and Jonathan Weinert.


Copies of the latest issue of The Harvard Review will be available for $7 in the store only on the night of the event.

Linda Bamber is a Professor of English at Tufts University.  Her recent short fiction collection, Taking What I Like  reimagines some classic texts, including Jane Eyre, Othello, Hamlet and other Shakespeare plays. She is also the author of a poetry collection, Metropolitan Tang  and a critical book on Shakespeare, Comic Women, Tragic Men:  Gender and Genre in Shakespeare.  Her poems, stories, essays have appeared in such places as the New York Times Book Review, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, Tikkun, The Nation, and Raritan.

Kevin McGrath was born in southern China in 1951 and was educated in England and Scotland; he has lived and worked in France, Greece, and India. He is currently an associate of the Department of South Asian Studies and poet-in-residence at Lowell House, Harvard University. Publications include, Fame , Lioness, Maleas, The Sanskrit Hero, Flyer, Comedia, Stri, Supernature, Heroic Krsna and Eroica, and Raja Yudhisthira (forthcoming 2014). McGrath lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his family.

Jonathan Weinert is the author of In the Mode of Disappearance, winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize and a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the chapbook Thirteen Small Apostrophes. He is co-editor, with Kevin Prufer, of Until Everything Is Continuous Again: American Poets on the Recent World of W. S. Merwin. A graduate of Brandeis University and the Spalding University MFA in Writing Program, he is the recipient of a 2012 Artist’s Fellowship in poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He lives in Stow, Massachusetts, with the poet Amy M. Clark and their son Jonah.

The Roundtable is a new monthly reading series collectively curated by five Boston-based literary journals: AGNI, Post Road, The Harvard Review, Salamander and Redivider.  The Roundtable convenes at Porter Square Books on the first Monday of every month between October and May, and each event features writers selected by one of the participating journals.

For more information about the series visit The Roundtable at Porter Square Books blog.

Event date: 
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Porter Square Shopping Center
25 White Street
02140 Cambridge