MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – In the current issue of New England Review (NER), Middlebury Professor of Chinese Thomas Moran offers a translation of work by novelist Ning Ken, in which he calls for Chinese fiction that reflects the “ultra-unreal” pace of change in China. Playwright and scholar Nathaniel Nesmith, recent C3 postdoctoral fellow at Middlebury, contributes an interview with Steve Carter about his life in the theater, from his years at the Negro Ensemble Company in the 1960s to receiving the Living Legend Award at the National Black Theatre Festival.
The issue also contains a wide array of nonfiction, including an essay by author and scholar Mary Ebbott on the difficulty of expressing pain in language, and Rob Hardy’s reconsideration of Richard Henry Wilde, early American politician and would-be poet. Fiction in this edition is by Kate Peterson, Tyler Sage, and others, and among the 12 poets are recent Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference fellows Safiya Sinclair and Bruce Snider.
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.