Magazine. Poetry. Founded in 1986, NEW AMERICAN WRITING is a literary magazine emphasizing contemporary American poetry. It appears in the spring of each year and each issue includes cover art by leading artists, including Alex Katz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jennifer Bartlett, Elizabeth Murray, and Fairfield Porter. The 2007 issue features a translation of five poems by Jorge Luis Borges, an essay by Brenda Hillman, and works by Landis Everson, Laura Mullen, Claudia Keelan, Tomaz Salamun, and Elizabeth Robinson.