Features on poet Franz Wright, featuring new, unpublished poems and a media collaboration by indie band Ill Lit; Desire & Interaction, a multimedia folio of photography, painting, interactive art, sound, and video; Freedom & Belonging in short short fiction; and Celtic Twilight, a tribute to author Eugene O’Neill. Plus poetry, fiction, nonfiction, translations, photo essays, and intermedia short stories.
Marking our first semi-annual release, DB brings you more great poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from around the world, as well as the featured folio, Life in a Time of Contraction, a socially-conscious collection of nonfiction and visual arts, as well as an exclusive on current US poet-laureate Kay Ryan and a folio of sound art.
Our deluxe 10th anniversary issue, featuring 10 folios: Poetics, presenting the work of over 100 poets; Arts in Asia; the second installment of mis/Translation; Visual Poetics, which explores the line between poetry and the written space; Electronic Arts, featuring work from Young Hae-Chang Heavy Industries; the Cartagena Projects, a collection of work inspired by Carmen Conde; Conceptual Fiction; Best of Drunken Boat, a retrospective; Black Mountain College, a collection of essays and archival material; and new Nonfiction. With over 300 contributors, this issue is packed with poetry, fiction, nonfiction, essay, translation, art, photography, video and film, sound, comix, web art, and more.
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 Holmgren.
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.
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'’ 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 Dickens.
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.