R148. Northeast by Northwest: New England Review Writers of the PacNW

A106, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Situated at the foot of the Green Mountains, New England Review looks in every direction when it comes to publishing great new writing. In this reading of poetry and prose from recent contributors, New England Review is proud to present four writers who live and work within view of the Cascades. This reading highlights the range of voices that NER has published over the past four decades, while celebrating writers of the Pacific Northwest.



Carolyn Kuebler is the editor of New England Review. Before coming to NER as managing editor in 2004, she was an editor at Library Journal and founding editor of Rain Taxi. She has published her writing in various magazines, literary and otherwise.

Geri Doran is author of Resin, winner of the Walt Whitman Award; Sanderlings; and Epistle, Osprey (forthcoming). Recipient of a Stegner Fellowship, Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, and residencies from James Merrill House and Maison Dora Maar, she teaches at the University of Oregon.

Wendy Willis is a poet, essayist, and lawyer. She teaches poetry at the Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon, and serves as the Executive Director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium and Oregon's Kitchen Table. Her next book, Field Notes from the Republic, will be released in early 2019.

Ismet Prcic is a Bosnian American writer. His debut novel Shards won the Los Angeles Times and Sue Kaufman awards for first fiction as well as the Oregon Book Awards in fiction. He received the NEA award in 2010 and is a Sundance Institute Screenwriting fellow.

Janet Towle’s fiction has appeared in The Normal School, Carve Magazine, Passages North, New England Review, and elsewhere. She is working on a novel and a collection of short stories.


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