Monday, June 7, 2010

Back Issue Sale!!! Highlighting the past

For the rest of the month of June on the blog, we will be doing a bit of time traveling while simultaneously hosting a back issue sale extravaganza here on the blog. We'll be highlighting some past issues, tracking down a few authors, seeing what they have been up to recently, and marking down the prices of journals past so that we can all enjoy the good work done by writers of the years before.

Today's Spotlight.

Volume 27 Number 1, Summer 2005: Collaboration/Collage Issue

With work from John Ashbery, Oliver de la Paz, Nick Flynn, Kenneth Koch, Ander Monson, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and Reginald Shepherd (just to name a few), this thick issue features work which was conceived and brought to the page by more than one artist. This is one of my favorite back issues to page through. It delves into memory, prom, censorship, and even into "Erotocosmic Premonitions" (poem by Denise Duhamel and Timothy Liu). It's a multi-genre issue running the gamut from short stories to comics, translations to eye-catching visual collages, stage plays to fill in the blanks and poetry with footnotes.

This wide range of work all poke and probe at the questions of juxtaposition, of how artists work with other artists to create new art and imagine more deeply.

But you don't gotta take my word for it! There are 25 back issues marked at half price ($5) waiting for good homes on your coffee table or nightstand. Order here. When ordering, be sure to specify which issue you would like to receive in the mail in the Comments field.

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