Categories: News & Notes
We are pleased to announce that NER contributor, Paisley Rekdal, has been awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship!
Rekdal is among 178 fellows chosen from an applicant pool of almost 3,000 individuals, and has previously received numerous honors for her poetic work including an NEA Fellowship and two Pushcart Prizes. She has published four books of poetry, appeared in Best American Poetry, and contributed to five issues of NER (26.4, 28.1, 29.4, 33.2, & 34.3-4).
Congratulations to Paisley and all of the other 2014 Guggenheim recipients!
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We’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.
And 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.
Image c. 1610 via Wikimedia
From Paisley Rekdal’s “Birthday Poem,” in the current issue:
It is important to remember that you will die,
lifting the fork with the sheep’s brain
lovingly speared on it to the mouth, the little
piece smooth on the one side as a baby
mouse pickled in wine; on the other, blood-
plush and intestinal atop
its bed of lentils.