In appreciation of the Yale Review

July 29, 2013

I hope that summer has been a time for you to catch up on reading for pleasure. While I was setting up my office in Woodbridge Hall, I received a copy of The Yale Review from its editor, J.D. (Sandy) McClatchy. “Panther and Bulldog,” Peter Brooks’s account of May Day 1970, distracted me immediately. Although many of us are familiar with the standard narrative of those tense days on campus and in New Haven, he captures the chaos of those moments in a fresh way. As with other serious (even frightening) situations in Yale’s history, many in our community worked together to serve the best interests of the university and the city.

I brought the issue of The Yale Review home; Marta swiped it from my briefcase and spent the next Saturday reading it cover-to-cover. She especially enjoyed Will Eaves’s “Where Do You Get Your Tired Ears From?” We agreed that The Yale Review is a Yale treasure! As with our amazing gallery and museum collections, we can celebrate this wonderful collection of writing – a gallery of the humanities.  

The Yale Review, the nation’s oldest literary quarterly, has collected some of the best writing of the past century, and it reflects the depth of literary scholarship associated with Yale. You can subscribe toThe Yale Review or read back issues at I hope it brings you as much pleasure as it has Marta and me.