понеділок, 24 квітня 2017 р.

Announcing Brave New Word #4

Ladies and gentlemen!

Brave New Word #4 is going live on May 1.

It was a long road and this time it was particularly rocky. Nevertheless, the issue is rock solid piece of experimental literature in high variety.

Issue line-up:

  • Zoria April 
  • Olchar Lindsann 
  • Luc Fierens 
  • Mark Antony Rossi 
  • Bill DiMichele 
  • Heath Brougher 
  • Howie Good
  • Phil Openshaw 
  • Scott-Patrick Mitchell
  • Stephen Nelson 
  • Juan Angel Italiano 
  • Timothy Parfitt
  • Orchid Tierney

неділя, 12 березня 2017 р.



Editors note:
Doing this issue felt like it was a real deal - #1 and #2 were mostly a lucky accidents while this one is a result of hard work and thorough consideration. Love it!

The submission flow was more intense than for #2. I've received 152 submissions in 6 six weeks. There were lots of great stuff. I even started doing #4 with a different focus.

I'm glad to present you the works of the following:


Table of Contents:

  1. Mark Blickley & Amy Bassin - Weathered Reports: Trump Surrogate Quotes from the Underground
  2. Michael Hetzler - Five poems
  3. Vernon Frazer - Four poems
  4. Joel Chace - Two poems
  5. Devon Balwit - 1 / 1-2-3-4-5 / 1-2-3
  6. Hugh Tribbey - Four poems 
  7. Winston Plowes - Waiting for You on Cloud Nine
  8. Neal Retke - Four poems and one image
  9. rob mclennan - Five poems
  10. Diane Keys - Six visual pieces
  11. Andrew Topel - Eight visual poems
  12. Julie Kim Shavin - Three poems and one image
  13. Matt Margo - Twenty One-word Poems

Neal Retke - Four poems and one image

Neal D. Retke is a veteran of the Mail Art Scene, a casualty of the Art Strike and most recently completed a mini-tour of the USA as an experimental musician. He has a background in many aspects of underground culture, and is a retired facial hair champion

Joel Chace - Two poems

Joel Chace has published work in print and electronic magazines such as, The Tip of the Knife, Counterexample Poetics, OR, Country Music, Infinity's Kitchen, and Jacket.  Most recent collections include Sharpsburg, from Cy Gist Press, Blake's Tree, from Blue & Yellow Dog Press, Whole Cloth, from Avantacular Press, Red Power, from Quarter After Press, Kansoz, from Knives, Forks, and Spoons Press, Web Too, from Tonerworks, War, and After, from BlazeVOX [books], and Scorpions, from Unlikely Books.

rob mclennan - Five poems

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair. The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award in 2014, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. In March, 2016, he was inducted into the VERSe Ottawa Hall of Honour. His most recent titles include The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014) and the poetry collection A perimeter (New Star Books, 2016). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Christine McNair), The Garneau Review (ottawater.com/garneaureview), seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics (ottawater.com/seventeenseconds), Touch the Donkey (touchthedonkey.blogspot.com) and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater (ottawater.com). He is “Interviews Editor” at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, a regular contributor to Open Book and both the Drunken Boat and Ploughshares blogs, and an editor/managing editor of many gendered mothers. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com

Devon Balwit - 1 / 1-2-3-4-5 / 1-2-3

Devon Balwit is a poet/educator working in Portland, OR. She uses the height of her dog's leaps to augur her fortunes for the day.