Welcome to the fall issue of NER, and welcome, poetry editor Jennifer Chang! This issue features 14 poets, a novella by Alice Greenway, works in translation by Marek Zaganczyk and Hisham Bustani, monologues by John Cotter, and more.
The book started with “Mother died today” and went downhill fast after that. It was the most boring ten pages Joe had ever read. He flipped to the back after twenty minutes and saw he had 139 pages left and he did a calculation in his head and realized he was going to have to read every day for the next two weeks if he was going to finish on time, which he knew he would not do.