The Literary Review’s 50th Anniversary Issue and Celebrations
Madison, NJ (September 10, 2007) — The Literary Review, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s international literary magazine, is celebrating its 50th year with a special 300-page issue focusing on New Jersey writers and a reading series highlighting contemporary greats.
The issue, which culminates TLR's 50th anniversary year will return to its origins with reprints of an essay and two short poems by William Carlos Williams from our initial issue. A section on Williams will include a chapter on Kora in Hell from Herbert Leibowitz’s forthcoming book on Williams, René Steinke’s introduction to an excerpt from the Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven’s review-poem of Kora in Hell, a short Williams-inspired poem by Michael Anania with an explanatory note, an essay by Stephen Hahn comparing Williams’ Paterson with the Paterson of George Tice’s two books of photographs, J.P. Seaton’s essay on the real story of Williams’ translations of classic Chinese poets, and Mark Hillringhouse’s memoir of the Williams centennial poetry reading, which he was instrumental in planning. The Hahn and Hillringhouse essays are illustrated.
Also in the issue will be new work from five featured writers and translator with a New Jersey connection supported by a grant from the NEA (Will Eno, Amity Gaige, Susan Wheeler, C.K. Williams, and Clifford E. Lander's translation of a Rubem Fonseca story), stories by Yael Goldstein and Ann Minoff, Mike Lee's interview with Norman Mailer, a section of poems from 20 New Jersey poets, and a group of Editors’ Choices reviews of books from New Jersey writers and publishers.
This issue can be bought at many bookstores throughout the metropolitan area and ordered directly from The Literary Review.
After a successful opening reading by acclaimed short story writer and novelist Lydia Davis, TLR will be sponsoring two readings at the famed Housing Works Bookstore in Manhattan this fall. On September 25, Russell Banks will read, participate in a public interview and answer audience questions. On October 10, Samantha Hunt, Shelley Jackson, Matthew Lippman and Dennis Nurkse will read. All readings are free and will take place at 7p.m. The literary readings are sponsored by The Literary Review, Fairleigh Dickinson’s MFA program in Creative Writing and the National Endowment for the Arts and hosted by Housing Works Bookstore.
The Literary Review: An International Journal of Contemporary Writing has been published quarterly by Fairleigh Dickinson University since 1957. Its many special issues have introduced new fiction, poetry, and essays from many nations, regions, or languages to English readers. Issues focus on such topics as contemporary fiction in Portuguese, Iranian exiles, new Irish writing, North African authors, and Philippine fiction and poetry. Over the years, it has published 22 Nobel Prize winners. Many works written in English and first published in its pages have won awards and been reprinted in collections.
For more information, please see The Literary Review’s official website: http://www.theliteraryreview.org/ or call the office: 973.443.8632
For more information on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s low residency MFA program in creative writing: http://mfa.fdu.edu/
For more information on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s BA in creative writing: http://view.fdu.edu/?id=1966