The poem “The New Review” by Bertha W. Howe is contextually important for two different reasons. The first reason is that it is the first poem featured in the magazine, and the second being that the title of the poem is the same as the title of the magazine The New Review. The title is especially important because whatever message the poem is giving, it should be synonymous with message and purpose of the magazine, which is a call-to-arms for the working class and socialism. The poem’s rhetoric is a promotion for revolution and a promise of equality for all people. The poem is quite simply the mission-statement for the magazine.