"The world doesn’t need another literary journal," says Daniel Levis Keltner, managing editor of Newfound
. "This was my canned response to friends proposing to start journals. It takes a tremendous amount of work to accomplish the very basics—to publish hip, stirring, and quality work. So many already established journals out there need helping hands—why not pitch in? I’m no more original than anyone else. So, for me, to get into publishing meant the journal had to strive to achieve more."
is an online publication devoted to literary, visual, and artistic perspectives and interpretations of the physical world. Using fiction, essays, poetry, and visual art Newfound
explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding.
|Daniel Levis Keltner, managing editor of Newfound.|
A recent issue offers "Engagement
," a short story by Darrin Doyle
, in which a stable, middle-aged couple finds their lives unraveling when -- emboldened by drink and, perhaps more importantly, by the strangeness of being out very late at night -- they finally confront noisy neighbors.
Jaime Groetsema begins her review of a Chicago poetry reading
by James Franco and Frank Bidart with a prelude about being interrupted by a fellow passenger while reading As I Lay Dying
on a grimy city bus -- "He leaned over. He said what I was reading was his favorite book. His pleasure made me nervous...The man I thought I recognized was getting up. Was whispering in my ear. Was whispering and grinning: 'enjoy the book.' I couldn't read it anymore. The book was no longer mine."