A changing of the guard is coming at Middlebury College’s highly regarded literary quarterly, the New England Review. In January 2014, current managing editor Carolyn Kuebler will become editor, replacing Stephen Donadio, who has held the post since 1994. (He will continue teaching at Midd and serve as NER’s editor at large.) Locals may know Kuebler as the creator of the NER Vermont Reading Series, which brings Vermont writers to Middlebury.
Seven Days interviewed Donadio in 2007, on the occasion of the journal’s 30th anniversary. “To put it simply,” Donadio told writer Mike Ives about NER, “we want a magazine which has stuff that you’re not going to find anywhere else and a context that is not limited either regionally or temporally … we’re located in New England, but it’s a gateway to the cosmos, as New England writers like Thoreau have always known.”
NER Vermont Reading Series: Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m. at Carol’s Hungry Mind Café in Middlebury. Free. Writers to be announced. nereview.com/ner-vt-reading-series