Saturday, August 1, 2020


Brave New Word ISSUE 18 
AKA The Magnificent Return

Editor's note:

Hello there! It's been a while. The last time I did a new issue of Brave New Word - the world wasn't falling apart that blatantly. We live in some tough times, and it is hard to make plans for the near future, not to mention anything long term.

I think it is ironic that the last time I did the introduction, I mentioned having one of the lowest points in my life. Guess what? The best was yet to come. It is was a different kind of bad, but bad nevertheless.

I didn’t intend to make such a long pause in-between issues. I intended to start soliciting submissions from the get-go, but then the lockdown happened, and things started falling apart. I've lost my job, spent like three months freelancing non-stop, got numerous job offers that fell through because "y`know its crysis, bro, can't be sure noh moh,” my book of visual poems fell through because of that, an exhibition became a non-starter, and to top things - landlord raised the rent. In this atmosphere - doing another issue of BNW wasn't at the top of my list of priorities. These were some crazy months. Down with whining.

This issue has a different approach than the rest. I wasn't posting calls for submissions and actively inviting to send something (apart from a couple of instances when I was finishing the issue). But the submissions were going regardless. I guess there is enough interest. It's been five months since the last issue and no announcements whatsoever, but I still got 42 submissions - more than enough to choose from - the meme of Brave New Word lives on.

Ok, enjoy the issue.

Without further ado - Brave New Word, Issue 18.


Issue Line-up:

  1. John Guzlowski - Five poems
  2. Paul Ilechko - One and an Other (the Dialogs)
  3. Dave Read - Six Asemic Pieces
  4. Andriy Antonovskiy - Transhumanism 
  5. Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad - Visual Works
  6. Mark Young - Five Poems
  7. Serse Luigetti - Three Visual Poems
  8. Jeff Bagato - Three Poems
  9. Tom Jenks - Letter Frequency Visualizations
  10. David Matthews - Three Work-in-progress poems from the book "Max Nix"
  11. Jim Leftwich - trashpo photos 02.11.2020
  12. AG Davis - Five poems
  13. Steven J Fowler - 3 Crayon Poems
  14. Rőczei György - Trios 1 2 3
  15. Andrew Brenza - mirror & mirage