Spring Issue of Northern New England Review Now Available

May 1, 2009

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Franklin Pierce University has published the spring issue of the Northern New England Review, featuring a collection of pieces by writers with ties to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

RINDGE, NH - The spring issue (Volume 31) of the Northern New England Review (NNER), a literary review published by Franklin Pierce University, has just been issued. NNER publishes poems, short stories and essays by writers who live in or have strong ties to the northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Among the twenty selections included in this new issue is a cat-savvy essay, "The Beneficial Barn Cat," by Martha White, who most recently edited The Letters of E.B. White, Revised Edition (HarperCollins), an updated collection of her grandfather's letters; a poem entitled "The House I Sold Last Year" by Walpole resident, Dorothy Anderson, who is the author of two volumes of poetry and who has served on the board of directors for the Robert Frost Place of Poetry for many years; a thought-provoking short story, "A Man's Name," by Jim Rousmaniere whose short fiction explores issues of identity and whose day job is as editor and president of the Keene Sentinel; and a coming-of-age poem, "Do Not Disturb," by Becky Dennison Sakellarion, a widely published poet and a resident of Peterborough and Greece.

There are also several poems by students of both Franklin Pierce University and Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and a poem by Beatrice Comas, a resident of Portland, Maine, who published her first poem at the age of fifteen and has published steadily ever since. Comas is 94 years old.

An annual publication, the magazine is designed and edited by students at Franklin Pierce University under the direction of Managing Editor and local writer, Edie Clark, who was Senior Editor and Fiction Editor for Yankee Magazine for more than twenty years. NNER is in its fourth decade of publication. Issues are $3 a copy and are available through Franklin Pierce's Humanities Department and at the Toadstool bookstore in Peterborough. Submissions for the next issue are welcome. For more information, e-mail nner@franklinpierce.edu.


Franklin Pierce University is a small, private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.