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NER, which recently published its spring issue, will also host readings on April 18 by fiction writers Brad Felver of Toledo, Ohio; David Moats of Salisbury, Vt.; and Kylie Winger ’19 at Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury.

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New NER Issue Features Three Debut Stories, Celebrated Poets, and Variety of Creative Nonfiction

April 3, 2019


MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The spring 2019 issue of
New England Review (NER) presents debut stories by local Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Moats, Canadian playwright Georgina Beaty, and Brooklyn artist and Burlington native Valerie Hegarty. Among the many celebrated poets included here are Khaled Mattawa, V. Penelope Pelizzon, Stanley Plumly, and Jennifer Grotz, director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences. Essays include a wide-ranging meditation on language in the nuclear age, notes from a bird hospital, a love letter to London, and one man’s attempt to return his exiled father’s paintings to Germany. Rounding out the issue are two writers in translation—Slovenian poet Aleš Šteger and renowned Japanese author Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. 

“Each issue of NER represents the distillation of thousands of hours of reading on the part of its volunteers and staff,” said Carolyn Kuebler, editor of NER, “offering readers a chance to sample a wide range of extraordinary new writing all in one place.”

On April 18, NER will host readings by fiction writers Brad Felver of Toledo, Ohio; David Moats of Salisbury, Vt.; and Middlebury College student Kylie Winger ’19 at Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury. In March the literary journal hosted two recently published local artists at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. François Scarborough Clemmons and Phoebe Stone both read from and discussed their memoirs-in-progress, excerpts of which first appeared in NER in 2018.

Samples of the new issue and more information about the magazine and events can be found on the NER website, and subscriptions are available online.

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.