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New Books for May from NER Authors

Categories: NER Authors' Books, NER Community

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We are pleased to announce that NER contributor Norman Lock‘s new novel, The Boy in His Winter, is out from Bellevue Literary Press. His most recent story for NER, “A Theory of the Self,” appears in 34.2.

Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Gilbert King: In this surreal and otherworldly river journey through time, Norman Lock transports Huck Finn down the Mississippi and deep into America’s history—and future. Elegant and imaginative, The Boy in His Winter is a tale that’s as hypnotic as it is profound.”

Norman Lock is a recipient of a fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, saw his play The House of Correction revived in Istanbul, and published a new collection of stories, Love Among the Particles, featuring three pieces of fiction originally published in New England Review.

 

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Congratulations to NER contributor Laura Kasischke on the publication of her newest collection of poems, The Infinitesimals (Copper Canyon Press). Laura Kasischke’s poetry first appeared in NER 16.1 in 1994, and most recently in NER 32.4.

Publisher’s Weekly describes Kasischke’s latest work: “Mythical sea beasts, loads of laundry, and high school athletics all populate Kasischke’s rich imagination.”

Laura Kasischke is currently the Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. She is a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for her book Space, in Chains (Copper Canyon) and has recently been honored by the Michigan Library Association with the 2013 Michigan Author Award.

 

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We are pleased to announce Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s publication of Wonderland, the newest novel from NER contributor Stacey D’Erasmo. Her essay “Influence: A Practice in Three Wanders” appears in issue 31.4.

Publisher’s Weekly calls this “A story of second chances . . . meticulously crafted. . . .”

Stacey D’Erasmo is the recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Fiction. Her essays, features, and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Magazine,  New York Times Book ReviewBoston ReviewBookforum, and Ploughshares, among other publications.

 

As much prayer as it is poetrySamaras

NER is pleased to congratulate Nicholas Samaras on the recent publication of his newest collection of poetry American Psalm, World Psalm (Ashland Poetry Press). His poetry has been published in NER several times since 1994, and his most recent contributions (“Approach” / “At Night”) appear in 28.3.

From The Daily Beat News Blog: “Samaras … has reinvented modern poetry with this groundbreaking book … The poet combines a sense of morality that is virtually unmatched with a concrete abstraction reminiscent of the likes of a Pablo Neruda.”

Nicholas Samaras’s first book, Hands of the Saddlemaker, was selected for the Yale Series of Younger Poets in 1992. His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, New Republic, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. In 1997, he was a recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Poetry Fellowship.

Laura Kasischke receives 2013 Michigan Author Award

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Laura-KNER contributor Laura Kasischke will be honored by the Michigan Library Association with the 2013 Michigan Author Award next month. Kasischke has been a long time resident of Michigan and is currently the Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan.

Kasischke has previously contributed to NER and her poetry will appear in the upcoming issue of NER (34.2). Kasischke’s poems “Space, between humans & gods”, “Time,” “View from glass door,” and “Cigarettes” have been featured on the NER website.

NER in Best American 2013

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BAMS13We’ve just been informed that that “The Ring of Kerry” by Dennis McFadden, which appeared in NER 33.2, has been selected for Best American Mystery Stories 2013, edited by Otto Penzler and Lisa Scottoline. The book will come out this fall.

BAP13And three poems from NER have been chosen for Best American Poetry 2013, guest edited by Denise Duhamel (series editor David Lehman). We can’t tell you which poems, but we can congratulate the authors: Laura Kasischke, Adrienne Su, and Paisley Rekdal. The book will be released in September.

Miss Congeniality

Categories: NER Classics

Space in Chains

Laura Kasischke’s poem “Miss Congeniality” appeared in NER 26.4:

There’s a name given
after your death
and a name you must answer to while you’re alive.

Like flowers, my friends—nodding, nodding. My
enemies, like space, drifting
away. They

praised my face, my enunciation, and the power
I freely relinquished, and the fires
burning in the basements

of my churches,
and the pendulums swinging
above my towers.

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Laura Kasischke wins NBCC Award in poetry

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Congratulations to the 2012 winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award, including NER contributor Laura Kasischke, who won in poetry for her book Space, in Chains (Copper Canyon). Laura Kasischke first appeared in NER in 1994 (16.1), and most recently in our current issue (32.4).

Here are three other poems by Kasischke published in NER and available in full online:

Miss Congeniality” (26.4), “Riddle” (29.2), and “They Say” (30.2).

 

News & Notes | New York Times Notable Books of 2011

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Frequent NER contributor Laura Kasischke’s book Space, In Chains (Copper Canyon Press) has been named a Notable Book of 2011 by The New York Times.

Three poems by Kasischke published in NER are available online:

Miss Congeniality” (26.4), “Riddle” (29.2), and “They Say” (30.2).

From “They Say”:

one-twelfth of our lives is wasted
standing in a line.

The sacred path of that.