(Curating AWP 2013 is a series of short posts on presenters and presses participating in the AWP Conference and Bookfair.)
Naugatuck River Review: Bookfair Table W5
According to an editorial statement by NRR’s editor, chief bottle washer and muse-in-charge Lori Desrosiers, “this is a literary journal founded in order to
publish and in doing so to honor good narrative poetry.” The first issue appeared in 2009*, and Desrosiers has put out two issues per year since then. While the spring/summer issue is traditionally for open submissions, the winter issue each year is devoted to contest entries. The magazine seeks to publish poems with a strong sense of story. Past issues have included works by Jenny Doughty, Edward Byrne, Issa M. Lewis, Dianne Lockward, Taylor Mali, Bruce Pratt, and a host of others.
Additionally, editor Lori Desrosiers has organized readings across the country featuring poets appearing in the magazine.
The magazine will also be hosting two readings during the conference:
Pam Uschuk, Doug Ramspeck
John Victor Anderson & Lauren Wolk**
12:00 noon on Thursday, March 7
at the Alice Hoffman Book Fair Stage, Exhibition Hall D,
followed by signings at their table, W5.
Off-Site Reading at LIR
Directly across Boylston from the Hynes Convention Center
Saturday March 9, 4-6pm
Hosted by Lori Desrosiers, Publisher, Naugatuck River Review
John Victor Anderson
Judith Waller Carroll
Mary Dingee Fillmore
Margaret Von Steinen
*Disclaimer: I was one of the poets lucky enough to be included in the inaugural issue.