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Along with its newest issue, NER has now released nine essays in its “From the Vault” series, which offers selected works from the archive online, introduced by past editors and staff.

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New England Review Launches Fall Issue with Essays by Phoebe Stone and Pushcart Prize Winner Eric Wilson

September 26, 2018


MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – 
New England Review (NER) continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary year with the publication of its newest volume. In nonfiction, Eric Wilson, who won a Pushcart Prize for an earlier NER essay, returns with an account of the summer of 1955, when he was an exchange student in Berlin. Painter and children’s book author Phoebe Stone offers two vivid scenes from her childhood; a human rights activist battles her own demons in the Chinko Nature Reserve; and an aspiring novelist searches for the “real” New England by following the trail of Anne Hutchinson. 

Fiction and poetry include works by Bread Loafers Alison C. Rollins, Anders Carlson-Wee, Naheed Patel, and Amber Flora Thomas, as well as returning NER authors Paul Otremba, Christine Sneed, and Francis-Noël Thomas. Xujun Eberlein presents a story by Wang Zengqi in its first English translation, and Tony Hoagland pairs up with scholar Martin Shaw to translate four ancient Celtic poems. 

Along with its newest issue, NER has now released nine essays in its “From the Vault” series, which offers selected works from the archive online, introduced by past editors and staff. Contributors to date include founding editors Sydney Lea and Jay Parini, past editors Devon Jersild, T. R. Hummer, and David Huddle, and former poetry editor C. Dale Young.  

As part of its 40th anniversary year celebration, NER is holding several events. One of these will take place on October 20 when NER poetry editor Rick Barot will read alongside five recent NER contributors at Open Books in Seattle at 7 p.m. The next gathering will be the fifth annual NER Out Loud, in which Middlebury students from the student organization Oratory Now will read works from the literary magazine at the College Dance Theatre on October 26 at 7:30 p.m., followed by a S’More Readings reception, with students reading their own writing. 

Sample work from the new issue and more information about the magazine and events can be found on the NER website at www.nereview.com

Published by Middlebury College, New England Review is a nationally recognized literary journal that cultivates artistic excellence and innovation in contemporary writing and engages readers deeply in the literary arts through its quarterly publication, dynamic web presence, and public reading series.