Oh, what's this? A new magazine? With 8 fabulous poets? Being introduced by their peers? And lots of great reviews?
So it is.
Issue Twelve of Octopus Magazine is up. Go put your eyes in it. www.octopusmagazine.com
Here's the announcement email I might have sent to you already. I'm writing this from Mexico, by the way, which is awesome.
1. Octopus Magazine #12
2. Heather Christle's The Difficult Farm
3. Open reading in August for #13 (the Recovery Projects issue)
4. Forthcoming 2009 titles
5. Update on 2009 April Reading Period
Issue 12 of Octopus Magazine is now online.
:: http://www.octopusmagazine.com ::
The issue features eight poets, each introduced by a peer.
Jennifer L. Knox
Cathy Park Hong
K. Silem Mohammad
The Lucipo Poetics List
Ann M. Fine
The issue also contains reviews of
Farrah Field, Dobby Gibson, Thomas Hummel,
Carrie Hunter, Ellen Kennedy, Melissa Kwasny,
Helena Mesa, Vanessa Place & Robert Fitterman,
Robyn Schiff, Jeremy Schmall & Justin Taylor
Dan Magers , Ben Kopel, Sommer Browning,
Kathleen Rooney, Dave Madden, Steven Karl,
Karla Kelsey, David Carillo, & David Sewell
We are happy to announce that Heather Christle’s The Difficult Farm will be available for this coming semester.
The Difficult Farm is available for Pre-Order now at:
In August we will be reading for issue 13 of Octopus. In addition to reading submissions of poetry, we are making a call for Recovery Projects.
Recovery projects are celebrations of a single book that you feel people should be reading but are not reading--books and poets off the radar. They should be about 1000 words, about a book that is at least 20 years old & out of print, but all those are flexible. The only real requirement is that the recovery inspires a reader to want to track down that book and read it asap. If you have an idea for a recovery, first pitch it to the editors.
Octopus Books forthcoming titles in 2009:
Boris by the Sea by Matvei Yankelevich
Official Release Date: Nov. 1, 2009
40 Watts by CD Wright (chapbook)
Expected Release Date: Sept 1, 2009
The editors are still diligently and anonymously reading April manuscripts. We expect to make an announcement about 2010 publications by late August. Thank you for your patience.