Paine’s stellar collection offers readers a transporting experience.—Publishers Weekly
NER is pleased to announce the release of Tom Paine‘s new book A Boy’s Book of Nervous Breakdowns (LSU Press). Tom Paine is a member of our editorial panel, and his work has appeared in NER 20.3.
The author of The Pearl of Kuwait and Scar Vegas, Paine is associate professor in the MFA program at the University of New Hampshire. He has published work in the New Yorker, Harper’s, and Story, among others, and has been featured in anthologies for the O. Henry Awards, the Pushcart Prize, and New Stories from the South: The Year.
A Boy’s Book of Nervous Breakdowns is available from LSU Press and other booksellers.
The world in its raging, rich variety fills these poems, overflowing into vivid images that root Maia’s political and social attention firmly in the real scenes and objects all around us. —Cole Swenson
University of Pittsburgh Press has recently released The Invisible Bridge/El puente invisible: Selected Poems of Circe Maia, written by Maia and translated by Jesse Lee Kercheval, an NER author. His work was most recently featured in Vol. 16.2.
Kercheval is a poet, fiction writer, memoirist, and translator. She is the author of fifteen books, most recently the bilingual poetry collection Enxtranjera/Stranger (Editorial Yaugarú, 2015) and the novel My Life as a Silent Movie (Indiana University Press, 2013). She was the director of the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing for six years, and is now the Director of the MFA Program of Creative Writing there. She has been the recipient of various fellowships, including one to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
The Invisible Bridge/El puente invisible is available from University of Pittsburgh Press and other booksellers.
[The I Ching is] the only thing that is amazingly true, period . . . You don’t have to believe anything to read it, because besides being a great book to believe in, it’s also very fantastic poetry. ―Bob Dylan
We are pleased to announce that David Hinton‘s translation of I Ching has been released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His work has previously appeared in NER in 1984.
Hinton’s many translations of classical Chinese poetry have earned wide acclaim for creating compelling contemporary poems that convey the actual texture and density of the originals. He is also the first translator in more than a century of the four seminal masterworks of Chinese philosophy: Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, and Mencius. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has won the Landon Translation Award, the PEN Translation Award, and, most recently, the Thornton Wilder Award for lifetime achievement from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Hinton’s I Ching is available directly from Macmillan and other booksellers.
If the devil is in the details, then the devil has met his match. Castle Freeman Jr. conjures an intricate tete-a-tete with the devil into a Vermont home-brew of brimstone and beneficence. Fast-paced, compulsive, The Devil in the Valley leaves you wanting more. Temptation on the page. —Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and After Alice
NER is excited to announce Overlook Press’s release of The Devil in the Valley, by Castle Freeman Jr. Freeman’s work has appeared frequently in NER, most recently in Vol. 35.4.
Freeman is the author of four other novels, including All That I Have and Go With Me (coming as a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Julia Stiles), two collections of short stories, and many essays and other nonfiction. His stories have been mentioned or included in The Best American Short Stories and other collections. He lives in southeastern Vermont.
The Devil in the Valley is available at the Vermont Book Shop and other booksellers.
[Huddle’s poetry is] luminous and majestic.― Philip Deaver, Southern Review
NER congratulates poet David Huddle for recent publication of his collection Dream Sender: Poems by LSU Press. His work has appeared in Vol. 13.2 in 1990 and he formerly served as acting editor for NER in 1995.
David Huddle is from Ivanhoe, Virginia, and he’s lived in Vermont for 44 years. His fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in The American Scholar, Esquire, Appalachian Heritage, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Poetry, Story, Shenandoah, Agni, Green Mountains Review, The Sow’s Ear, Plume, and Georgia Review. He is the author of nineteen novels, short story collections, essays, and volumes of poetry, including Glory River and Blacksnake at the Family Reunion.
Dream Sender is available from LSU Press and other booksellers.