Monday, November 17, 2008

ON: Contemporary Practice

Finding literary journals that rise above the same old schtick is pretty hard these days, but I am happy to tell you about an amazing new journal called ON: Contemporary Practice (edited by Michael Cross, Thom Donovan, and Kyle Schlesinger). It features the work of contemporary poets writing about each other's poetics through original means. The editors define the project as such:

ON Contemporary Practice gathers writing about the practices or poetics of one’s contemporaries. While these writings may be highly anti-categorical or “hybrid,” they are ultimately for the cultivation and extension of critical discourse.

Looking at the first issue of ON, I have been delighted to see my contemporaries engaged in actual discourse (as opposed to the fluffy/vicious ways we usually talk about each other). It is quite an amazing endeavor these editors have undertaken and I am excited to devour this first issue and all other issues thereafter.

The first issue of ON features work by:

Taylor Brady, Brandon Brown, CAConrad, Jason Christie, Michael Cross, Thom Donovan, Eli Drabman, Rob Halpern, Jen Hofer, Alan Gilbert, Brenda Iijima, Andrew Levy, Edric Mesmer, Sawako Nakayasu, Tenney Nathanson, Richard Owens, Tim Peterson, Andrew Rippeon, Kyle Schlesinger, Jonathan Skinner, Dale Smith, Suzanne Stein, Ali Warren, Katie Yeats

Writing on:

Arakawa/Gins, Taylor Brady, CAConrad, Michael Cross, Beverly Dahlen, Michael deBeyer, Mark Dickinson, kari edwards, DJ/Rupture, Thom Donovan, Belle Gironda, Brenda Iijima, CJ Martin, Emily McVarish, Yedda Morrison, Hoa Nguyen, Sawako Nakayasu, Julie Patton, Lauren Shufran, Suzanne Stein, Dana Ward, Ali Warren

To buy the first issue on SPD, please follow this link: ON on SPD

You can also purchase ON through Cuneiform Press through the following means:

Cuneiform Press
214 N. Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Copies are available for $12.00. Free shipping in the US for all orders placed through the publisher. Send checks to Kyle Schlesinger at the address above.

You can find out more information about ON (such as submission guidelines for their next issue) on their website.

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