“This is a literary journal founded in order to publish and in doing so to honor good narrative poetry. Naugatuck River Review is dedicated to publishing narrative poetry in the tradition of great narrative poets such as Gerald Stern, Philip Levine or James Wright. We are open to many styles of poetry, looking for narrative that sings, which means the poem has a strong emotional core and the narrative is compressed. So, make us laugh and cry, make chills run down our spines. Knock us off our feet! We publish twice a year, Winter and Summer.”
Lori Desrosiers, MFA, is Managing Editor/Publisher, with other editors changing by issue. The Summer 2009 issue will include Associate Editor Dorinda Wegener and Guest Editors Kimberley Ann Rogers, Roberta Burnett, Oonagh Doherty, and George Layng.
The full list of contributors in the inagural issue and same sample pages of their work is available through Lulu, where you can also purchase the publication as a download or print copy.
The open submission period for the Summer 2009 issue is January 1st through March 1st.