The New Engagement literature and art journal celebrates and champions the voices of those who have endured and surmounted, or are in the process of facing, hardship. The short stories, essays, poetry, plays, short films, photography, illustrations, and paintings that TNE publishes confront adversity and pain, loss and failure, fear and harm with a steely will, a compassionate tone, and a tender understanding of grief, violation, bereavement, sadness, illness, anxiety, and heartache, and how to defeat—or at least live with— such challenges.
In Mark Elzey's memoir "The Gift," a run-in with a brutal bigot at a movie theater engenders deep revelations and seismic personal growth.
Jennifer Thompson's poetry collection reminds us of the difficult moral fact that doing harm is nearly unavoidable, but receiving succor goes some way in mitigating the pain of guilt.
Language and self-worth are confronted and reclaimed.
Ordinary needs and common necessities at the mercy of irrational prejudices and unfounded persecutions.
Self-preservation is a gift reluctantly given, a blessing hard won.
A clean getaway from the past proves more formidable than originally thought.