August 29, 2016

An Evening with Pangyrus

Harvard Book Store welcomes selected contributors for a reading from the second print edition of Boston's new literary journal, Pangyrus. This issue is printed here at Harvard Book Store on Paige, our print-on-demand book machine.


Pangyrus is Boston's new journal of literature, perspective, arts and politics. Combining "Pangea"—the world continent—and "gyrus"—the ridges of the cerebral cortex crucial to verbal association, Pangyrus is about connection. Pangyrus is a Boston-based group of writers, editors, and creative professionals with a new vision for how high-quality writing can thrive on the internet. They aim to foster a community of creative individuals and organizations dedicated to art, ideas, and making culture thrive.

About Author(s)

Anne Bernays is the Fiction Editor of Pangyrus and the author of ten novels, including Professor Romeo and Growing Up Rich, and co-author of What If?, one of the most widely used guides to creative writing. A teacher of fiction writing at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, she has published essays in The New York Times and other major publications. 

Jonathan Escoffery’s collection, If I Survive You, was a finalist for Prairie Schooner's 2016 Book Prize. His stories have been finalists for the Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction and the Waasnode Short Fiction Prize. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie SchoonerThe Caribbean WriterSalt Hill JournalSolsticePangyrus, and elsewhere. Jonathan is an instructor and the Program and Advocacy Manager at GrubStreet, the country’s leading independent creative writing center.

Carrie Oeding’s first book of poems, Our List of Solutions, is from 42 Miles Press. Her work has appeared in The AwlDenver QuarterlyPleiadesColumbia Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

Shanoor Seervai is an Indian writer and journalist. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, Guernica Magazine, The Caravan, and The Indian Express. Born and raised in Mumbai, she now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is pursuing an advanced degree in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Jonathan Weinert is the author of Thirteen Small Apostrophes (Back Pages 2013), a chapbook, and In the Mode of Disappearance (Nightboat 2008) , winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize. He is co-editor, with Kevin Prufer, of Until Everything Is Continuous Again: American Poets on the Recent Work of W.S. Merwin (WordFarm 2012). Jonathan received a 2012 artist’s fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Recent poems appear or will appear in Rattle, Plume, Unsplendid, Harvard Review, 32 Poems, and Copper Nickel. He lives in Stow, Massachusetts, with the poet Amy M. Clark and their son, Jonah.