Middlebury

Summer issue of New England Review features fiction, poetry and prose

July 16, 2008

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. ? New England Review (NER), a national literary quarterly published by Middlebury College and now celebrating its thirtieth year, has released its latest issue (Vol. 29, No. 2). The issue is available in the Middlebury College Book Store and through the journal's Web site at www.nereview.com. As part of the college's commitment to conserving natural resources, the magazine is now published on 100 percent post consumer waste (PCW) recycled paper.

This issue features a personal essay by Mark Serman, recapturing a childhood lost in Stalin's Soviet Union; two scenes from Matt Pepper's darkly comic play, "St. Crispin's Day;" the first English translation of a poetic text by Nobel Prize-winning author Claude Simon; a note on Terence Rattigan's dramatic art by John A. Bertolini; and a close look at Edith Wharton's subtle depiction of a co-protagonist by William E. Cain. The issue also includes new fiction by Chris Gavaler, Rebecca Cook, David Philip Mullins, Rita Mae Reese, Robert Oldshue and Rebecca Makkai; poetry from Sally Ball, Robin Ekiss, Debora Greger, Bob Hicok, Jeffrey Harrison, Laura Kasischke, Henry Kearney IV, Sean Singer, Alexandra Teague and Kevin Prufer; and a translation from Lithuanian of Tomas Venclova's poems and his thoughts on exile.

NER was founded in 1978. The selection of writings in each issue presents a broad spectrum of viewpoints and genres, including traditional and experimental fiction, translations in poetry and prose, criticism, letters from abroad, reviews in arts and literature, and rediscoveries.

NER is edited by Fulton Professor of Humanities Stephen Donadio. The poetry editor is C. Dale Young, and the managing editor is Carolyn Kuebler, a 1990 graduate of Middlebury College. Works originally published in NER are regularly selected for the "Best American" series, as well as for "The O. Henry Prize Stories," "Best American Nonrequired Writing," "New Stories from the South: The Year's Best," and for the Pushcart Prize.

For more information, contact Carolyn Kuebler in the NER offices at 802-443-5075 or ckuebler@middlebury.edu.