Here’s to all our readers on the occasion of our fortieth year; we are grateful to every one of you. No matter how you read NER—on paper or online, from the back to the front, by genre, or out loud to your BFF—we would have no reason to do this without you.
In this issue:
- Joseph Pearson encounters the illusions, allure, and literary ghosts of Tangier
- Two brief essays by Marianne Boruch attend to the root sources of poetry
- Brad Felver in search of Toledo’s boxing hot spot
- Anne Whitehouse examines the word-battles Poe waged with Longfellow, literary privilege, and his own demons
- Jay Parini takes Borges for a drive on the coast of Scotland
- Charles Mackay on prophetic madness in the royal court
- Plus Melanie Mauthner presents the first English translation of a short story by celebrated Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga
Catherine Gammon • Hannah Gersen • Kate Kaplan • Jeff Martin • Merrie Snell
Sherwin Bitsui • Oliver de la Paz • Alison Hawthorne Deming • Marilyn Hacker • Terrance Hayes • Didi Jackson • Jessica Jacobs • Joanna Klink • William Logan • Carl Phillips • J. Allyn Rosser • Avia Tadmor • Robert Wrigley • C. Dale Young
Marianne Boruch • Brad Felver • Charles Mackay • Jay Parini • Joseph Pearson • Anne Whitehouse
Scholastique Mukasonga (trans. by Melanie Mauthner)
Carolyn Page says
Congratulations on your 40th year! Also, once again, on the terrific cover; NER has the best covers of any literary magazine out there.