Copies of The light at the end of the tunnel is an-other train headed our direction, by 2011 NDR Chapbook Contest winner Brett DeFries, are now available! Chosen by renowned poet Catherine Wagner, DeFries’s book marks NDR’s first single-author publication and the first in our annual chapbook series. Order your copy here today.


Brett DeFries was born and raised in Topeka, KS. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize, and his work has appeared in Colorado Review, Salt Hill, Laurel Review, New Orleans Review, Dark Sky Magazine, and other journals. He has an MFA in poetry from the University of Montana and teaches at Washburn University.