The New Orleans Review will unveil its newest issue, comprised of seven chapbooks by individual authors, at the Ogden Museum’s After Hours event series this Thursday, Sept. 25, with a reading at 5:30 p.m. and loitering, music, and cocktails as part of the After Hours from 6 – 8 p.m. (925 Camp St.).
As part of a continuing conceit under new-ish editor Mark Yakich, NOR has released several “issues” of the literary journal that consist of collections of chapbooks. The seven authors featured this round are Cassie Condrey, Tessa Fontaine, Christine Hamm, Gabriel Gudding, Luis de Lión (tr. Silvia Juarez-Gomez & Nathan C Henne), Ana María Shua (tr. Steven J. Stewart), and Mathias Svalina.
The New Orleans Review is published by Loyola University New Orleans and, since 1968, has featured such authors as Walker Percy, John Kennedy Toole, Sherman Alexie, Valerie Martin, Everette Maddox, Julio Cortazar, Don Delillo, Ernest Gaines, Yusef Komunyakaa, Michael Martone, Bill Cotter, Hunter Thompson, and many others. Prior to Yakich’s tenure, it was edited by Chris Chambers.