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

January 3, 2008

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. ? New England Review (NER), a national quarterly publication of Middlebury College, has published its latest issue (Vol. 28, No. 4), available in the Middlebury College Book Store and through the journal's Web site at 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 an extraordinarily revealing series of newly available letters by Aldous Huxley; thoughts on the nature of abstract painting by Rebecca Purdum, based on a recent talk she gave at the Middlebury College Museum of Art; James Longenbach's enlightening look at the art of the poetic line; and a new translation of Friedrich Hölderlin's novel, "Hyperion." In addition, John Kinsella offers a series of newly translated "Dream Poems" by Charles Cros, Paul Éluard, Catherine Pozzi and Paul Verlaine, and playwright Jonathan Levy presents a memorable one-act, "December Gold." The diverse selection of poetry and fiction includes new work by Rachel Hadas, Michael Coffey, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Jennifer Grotz, Arnost Lustig, Keith Lee Morris, Joshua Harmon and more.

NER, founded in 1978, has been a publication of Middlebury College for nearly 30 years. 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