ISSN 1940-6126

The Raymond Carver Review, a peer-reviewed, electronic journal which seeks to publish the best critical work both from established and emerging Carver scholars around the world. Each issue includes a section of peer-reviewed essays, sometimes on a special topics, and these are supplemented by interviews, guest editor’s essays, book reviews, and special features, such as bilingual poetry. 

Begun by members of the International Raymond Carver Society, the RCR is produced by international Carver scholars devoted to promoting the study of this important and influential author. The editorial and advisory boards who contribute to making the RCR available are located in the US, Canada, Italy, Ireland, Israel, France, Switzerland, and Puerto Rico. Our readers are world-wide.

The Raymond Carver Review, designed by Liz Wyglendowski, lead multimedia developer for Educational Technology & Distance Learning, is edited by Robert Miltner, Associate Professor of English at Kent State University Stark and by Vasiliki Fachard, Independent Scholar in Switzerland. It is hosted by the English Department at Kent State University. The Raymond Carver Review is produced in cooperation with The International Raymond Carver Society.

Current Issue:

Issue Three, The Miscellany Issue, is now available.

Previous Issues:

Issue Two is a special issue on Carver and Feminism, guest edited by Claire Fabre-Clark and Libe García Zarranz. Included are an issue introduction by Claire Fabre-Clark; editors’ essays by Libe García Zarranz on Carver and Feminist Theory and Vasiliki Fachard on Feminism and Carver; essays on using space and domesticity to re-read Carver’s women by Aoileann Ní Éigeartaigh; influences of Feminism and class in Carver’s short stories by Vanessa Hall; masculinity as homosocial enactment by Josef Benson; a Feminist interpretation of “Cathedral” by Eve Wiederhold; and reviews of Maryann Burk Carver’s What It Used to Be Like by Julia Kaziewicz and of Tess Gallagher’s Dear Ghosts, by Jo Angela Edwins.

Issue One is an open topics issue which includes the use of poetics in “Vitamins” by Eileen Abrahams, Carver and the Temperance Tradition, by Angela Sorby; Carver’s use of photographic technique by Ayala Amir; a detailed study of Lish’s editing of Carver by Enrico Monti; Carver’s influence on Murakami by Brian Seemann; a review of Kerry McSweeney’s Realist Short Story of the Powerful Glimpse.





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