A debut collection that feels like a lost manuscript of early modernism, with its insecurities over lust and love and history, where emotion becomes an object to fear and respect. —Publishers Weekly
We are proud to announce the release of NER Reader Richie Hofmann‘s debut collection, Second Empire (Alice James Books, 2015). Hofmann’s poetry appears in NER 33.4.
Poet James Longenbach, author of Threshold, writes of Second Empire: “Even more seductive than the preternatural elegance of these poems is the fact that Richie Hofmann inhabits that elegance truly as a style.”
Hofmann is the recipient of a 2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, among other honors. His poems have appeared in a number of magazines, including Poetry, FIELD, Yale Review, and the New Yorker.
Second Empire is available from Alice James Books and independent booksellers.
In each piece, LaSalle shows himself to be a smart and open writer with a restless intellect and infectious passion for travel and literature.—Publishers Weekly
New England Review is proud to announce the publication of Peter LaSalle’s new book of travel essays The City at Three P.M.: Writing, Reading, and Traveling (Dzanc Books). LaSalle’s fiction has been published in NER 21.2, 32.4, and most recently his short story “He Was Beginning to Wonder” was published in 35.3.
From the Publisher: “Spanning nearly four decades of writing, these essays thoughtfully and provocatively explore the relationship between place and literature, and more especially the power of books to make their own place in the world. LaSalle ventures to Buenos Aires of Jorge Luis Borges and chases down Gustave Flaubert’s visions of ancient Carthage in modern Tunisia; he calls for broader readership of neglected classics such as Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano, and he explores the shabby glamour of Nathanael West’s Hollywood, among other adventures.”
Peter LaSalle has published several books of fiction. His short stories have won the Flannery O’Connor Award and the Richard Sullivan Prize. LaSalle’s essays on literary travel have been published in The Nation, Tin House, The Progressive, Worldview, Commonwealth, Agni, and The Best American Travel Writing. He divides his time between Austin, Texas, and his native Rhode Island.
Purchase this book from Dzanc Books or other independent booksellers.
Jollimore combines the passion and wonderment of language with the stark observations that drive human curiosity. —Publishers Weekly
NER contributor Troy Jollimore published his third full-length collection of poems, Syllabus of Errors: Poems (Princeton University Press, 2015). Jollimore’s poetry appears in NER 35.1.
Jollimore is the author of At Lake Scugog: Poems (Princeton, 2011) and Tom Thomson in Purgatory (Margie/Intuit House, 2006), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. As a philosopher, he wrote On Loyalty (Routledge, 2012) and Love’s Vision (Princeton, 2011). He has published poems in the New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Poetry, Believer, and elsewhere. Jollimore is the recipient of fellowships from the Stanford Humanities Center and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow.
Syllabus of Errors: Poems is available from Princeton University Press and independent booksellers.
Sinuously intellectualized. —The Chicago Tribune
Congratulations to NER contributor Kathryn Kramer on the publication of her memoir, Missing History: A Covert Education of a Child of Great Books (Threshold Way Publishing, 2015). Kramer’s work, including an excerpt of this memoir, appears in NER 35.1, 32.2, and 27.4.
Kramer is the author of three novels: Sweet Water (Knopf, 1998), Rattlesnake Farming (iUniverse, 2001) and A Handbook for Visitors from Outer Space (iUniverse, 2001). She is also the co-author of a language textbook, Welcome to Vermont: English for Working and Living. She teaches at Middlebury College.
Missing History: A Covert Education of a Child of Great Books is available from Threshold Way Publishing and independent booksellers.
Myka’s eleven tales effectively capture those moments in life when we find ourselves frozen at the edge of a cliff. —Booklist
NER contributor Lenore Myka has released her debut story collection, King of the Gypsies (BkMk Press, 2015), the winner of the 2014 G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. Myka’s fiction appeared in NER 35.3.
Lorraine M. López, a PEN/Faulkner finalist, wrote of King of the Gypsies: “Myka’s characters release uncountable fibers, connecting them to one another in the linked narratives, binding them to the harshly beguiling Romania they inhabit and that inhabits them.”
Myka’s fiction has been selected as “notable” by Best American Short Stories and Best American Non-Required Reading. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Iowa Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, West Branch, and Massachusetts Review, among others.
King of the Gypsies is available from SPD and independent booksellers.