The Evergreen Review showcases voices from the literary and social fringes. It uniquely combines an incredible history (going back 60 years) with an ongoing commitment to alternative movements.

In 1957, Barney Rosset, Fred Jordan and a few others launched The Evergreen Review with work by Samuel Beckett, Jean-Paul Sartre, Mark Schorer, and James Purdy. For the next sixteen years, Evergreen published writing that launched an assault on American propriety: literary, sexual, and social. Evergreen’s genius lay in its ability to mix radical American voices from the literary and social fringes—Burroughs, Ginsberg, Susan Sontag, LeRoi Jones, Henry Miller—with a global cast of writers, many of whom were introduced to American readers by the magazine: Beckett, Genet, Grass, Ōe, Duras, Paz, Walcott, Nabokov. 


The magazine was often shocking, always intriguing. It featured some of the finest writing available, by writers whose influence continues to shape contemporary literature.   


Now under the leadership of publisher John Oakes and editor-in-chief Dale Peck, the new Evergreen builds on its legacy of searching out the stories that aren’t being told or aren’t being heard: stories that challenge our sensibilities and expand our understanding of the way people actually live in the world, and the way their truths can be expressed.


Evergreen is one of the most innovative, politically committed little magazines around, one with an unmatched history, a unique commitment to cultural and political change, and steered by some of the most exciting editorial minds on the contemporary scene.

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  • Three things from your friends at Evergreen

    Dear Drip subscribers: 1. We've a spanking new issue, just unveiled yesterday: please take a look ( )....
  • Evergreen at KGB

  • In you're in NYC and have a pulse....

    Join us at Bizarre Bushwick ( ) May 30! Music from the sublime Adjua Ajamu Johnson (...
  • News from Evergreen

    Dripsters, thanks once again for your support. Another word about the upcoming issue from the indefatigable Peck: "The issue also...
  • Preview of new issue!

    In February, Evergreen renews itself with a line-up of new writing and video from the cutting edges of culture, identity, and politics....
  • Peck on Tongues

    "For hundreds of years," editor Dale Peck writes in his introduction to 'Other Tongues', a new section of Evergreen, "English...
  • Peck on DeWitt

    Widely admired for her intellectually rigorous yet compassionate debut novel, The Last Samurai, Helen DeWitt is also one of our slyest...
  • Peck on Coover

    There's deconstruction, and then there's blowing $#!+ up. That's what Robert Coover does in his extraordinary new novella published in...
  • A word from the editor of Evergreen

    "Dear Aliens, May I call you that?" So begins Yasmin Nair's extraordinary manifesto, a bold, human, and surprisingly geeky attempt to...

    A small group of writers and editors--Dale Peck, John Oakes, Porochista Khakpour, Zia Jaffrey, and Calvin Baker--decided a year or so...