. . . a story so compelling that we put down our tasks and turn to her voice. ––Hilda Raz, author of All Odd and Splendid
We congratulate NER author Jehanne Dubrow on the publication of her fifth book of poems, The Arranged Marriage (University of New Mexico).
Dubrow’s previous poetry collections include Stateside and Red Army Red, From the Fever-World (2009) which won the Washington Writers’ Poetry Competition, and her first collection The Hardship Post (2009) winner of the Three Candles Press Open Book Award. She is the director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House and is an associate professor of English at Washington College. Dubrow’s poetry most recently appeared in NER 30.2 and her essay on Philip Larkin appeared in 35.1.
NER congratulates Philip F. Gura on the publication of his latest book The Life of William Apess, Pequot (The University of North Carolina Press, 2015). The biography follows young America’s prejudice against Native Americans through the lens of William Apess, a Native American writer and activist of the 19th century. An excerpt of the book appears in NER 35.4.
Publishers Weekly: “In his engaging, insightful, and thoroughly detailed biography, Gura draws us into the fascinating life of a man who strove to claim a place for himself and his people in this new nation.”
Gura serves as William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where he teaches English & Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, and American Studies. He is the author or editor of twelve books, including Truth’s Ragged Edge (2014), Jonathan Edwards: The Evangelical Writings (2005), and American Transcendentalism: A History (2007). He also serves as an editor for the Norton Anthology of American Literature.