A feature on Poetics, inspired by poet and critic Dana Gioia's essay "Can
Poetry Matter," which asked ten non-poets, including novelists, architects
and a professional conversationalist, to respond to a selection of
contemporary poetry. The issue also includes the remainder of the finalists
from our inaugural Panliterary Awards, which includes work in seven genres,
as well as the first wave of our Mis/Translation folio which explores from
straight to skewed, literal to playful, and textual to multimedia
translations, all refracted through the lens of both traditional and
alternative translation practices.
A Triple Feature on the PanLit, OULIPO & Canadian Strange: dedicated to the inaugural PanLiterary Awards Winners in seven genres; the spreading potentiality of the Oulipo; and the very strangest of current Canadian Arts and Letters. Featuring over 125 contributors, including a radio play by Mark Rudman and Martha Plimpton, ambigrams by Doug Hofstadter, archival material from Raymond Queneau and Marcel Duchamp, translations by Cole Swenson and Keith and Rosemarie Waldrop, video from Adeena Karasick, photos by Allyson Clay and Gabor Szilasi, among many others. Including new work from the PanLiterary Judges: PEN/Faulkner Award winner Sabina Murray, conceptual artist and musician DJ Spooky, poet, translator and librettist, Annie Finch, Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, Alexandra Tolstoy, trace/Alt-X New Media Award winner Talan Memmott, and video art pioneer and TV interventionist, David Hall.
A special folio of Aphasia in the arts, as well as a retrospective look at poet William Meredith, complete with interviews and archival video footage. This larger than usual issue includes poetry by Paul Amlehn, Ken Rumble, Tony Tost, and Gautam Verma; prose by Kate Hill Cantrill and Leland Pitts-Gonzalez; web art by Deena Larson and Prema Murthy; photos by Sol Lewitt and Elisabeth Subrin; sound art by Ros Bandt and Stephen Vitiello; and video by Angela Alston and Nicolas Barrie. A section of literary translation includes work by Salvatore Quasimodo, Thanh Thao, Jean-Michel Espitalier, Jacques Roubaud, and Turkish Sufi poets. All this, among many others.
Our sixth issue, marking our transition to an annual, featured
the audio and text of an extended interview with Pulitzer Prize
and National Book Award winner Norman Mailer conducted
by Dr. Barry Leeds, as well as poetry by Andrea Baker, Brian
Kim Stefans, and Lyn Lifshin, video by Mark O'Connell and Nick
Fox-Gieg, Sound by Cary Peppermint and Latasha Natasha Diggs,
cybertext by Robert Kendall and Dorothee Lang, web art by Alan
Berliner and Yucef Merhi, and photos by Eddy Seesing, and Hoag
Another eclectic assortment of the verbal, aural, and visual,
organized around the theme of conscientious dialogue. Including
poetry by Roseanna Warren, Ray Gonzalez, Kathleen Ossip, and
Mark Conway, video art by Sharon Paz, web art by Jeanie Finlay
and David Hirmes, audio by Mac Dunlop and Edward Ruchalski,
photographs by Andrija Ilic of Serbia before and after civil
war, and plenty more.
An ensemble of innovative work including Jonathan Minton's algorithmic
poetry, Sue Kwock Kim's evocative utterances, Stanza's interactive
Soundscraper, Isabelle Hayeur's uncertain landscapes, Paul Stephens'
philippic against America's poet laureate, and Sarah Davis'
dexterous, award-winning prose.
#3: Fall/Winter 2001
A double issue featuring more than fifty contributors, with
a special emphasis on ethnopoetics and international representation.
Featuring contributors from six continents, multiple navigational
schemes, including an interactive map. Includes a reprint of
Jerome Rothenberg's seminal essay on Ethnopoetics, sound art
by Charles Bernstein, work by acclaimed digital innovator Mark
Amerika, web art by Talan Memmott, video by Zoe Beloff, riveting
performance poetry by T'ai Freedom Ford, Carribean legend Linton
Kwesi Johnson, Heather McHugh, Alice Fulton, and Eritrea's poet
laureate, Ressom Haile, including poems in English and in the
endangered language of Tigrinya (audio and text).
Eleven excellent visual artists, four sound artists and a highly
selective offering of writing including the poetry of Alberta
Turner, David Lehman, Stephanie Strickland, and more. Including
the web art of Yael Kanarek which later appeared in the Whitney
Biennial, sound by Japanese artist Koji Asano, criticism by
Serge Gavronsky, and a reprint of an unknown story of Charles
Our distinctly lo-fi debut, assembling poetry, prose and interactive
web-works in the same space. Featuring digital photos by painter/sculptor
David Humphrey, hypertext by Lisa Bloomfield, a critical essay on revision
and Elizabeth Bishop by Rachel Hadas, poets Alfred Corn and Leslie Scalpino
presenting new work and Jennifer Coates satirical send up of pseudo-business
letters. Presenting the earliest works of multimedia and web art as well as
a big selection of writing ranging from the quirky to the somber.