is a blogmag; it is a continuation of the hard-copy poetry magazine Misc. Proj.,
which was published in Atlanta in the late 1990s. Work accepted will be
published within a few weeks of acceptance. We're very interested in seeing
submissions of poems. But we are also quite open to essays on poetics, and book
reviews. Like the initial paper mag, the current version of miscproj will
feature miscellaneous projects relating to poetry: interviews, essays, comments
on the poetry scene, debates.
A blogmag follows the logic of the blog
software: we do not publish issues, but rather post work in a continuing
stream. Items in a blogmag relate to each other without the mediation of larger
Please visit the blogmag for your reading pleasure.
Before submitting you should become familiar with the material there, especially
the overall range of poetics mapped out by the first five issues, which have
been mounted in online facsimile form and my be viewed at the
Issue 6 of NOON: Journal of the Short Poem is now available. With 72 pages of poems, it is handbound and published in an edition of 200 copies. For a copy sent via airmail, please send US$14 (cash or international postal money order) or 7 pounds (cheque) to Philip Rowland at the following address: Minami Motomachi 4-49-506, Shinjuku- ku, Tokyo 160-0012, Japan. Additional copies will be sent post-free (add $10 / 5 pounds per copy); likewise, if you would like a copy of Issue 5 sent together with 6.
Contributors to NOON 6 are: Ravi Shankar, Daniel Zimmerman, Eleanor Stanford, Jane Hirshfield, John Levy, David Miller, Lee Gurga, Onishi Yasuyo, Yagi Mikajo, Uda Kiyoko, Philip Messenger, Niels Hav, Roberta Beary, Peggy Willis Lyles, Halvard Johnson, Lionel Kearns, Peter Yovu, Alexis Rotella, Michael McClintock, John Phillips, Richard Gilbert, Keiji Minato, Barry Schwabsky, Alan Halsey, Margaret Stawowy, Larissa Shmailo, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Ruth Lepson, Jane Monson, Elizabeth Robinson, Robin Magowan, Jerry Gordon, Patrick Donnelly and Stephen Miller, Jim Moore.
If you would like a review copy, please let me know.
The reading period for the next issue is scheduled for October (email submissions welcome at that time).
All the best,
Philip Rowland (editor and publisher) NOON: Journal of the Short Poem firstname.lastname@example.org
is a trick or two to writing a 300-page book and typesetting it in two
days. One is to have two people work on the book, and the other is to
require only one word per page. And that is what mIEKAL aND and I did on
June 29th and 30th in West Lima, Wisconsin: We wrote a book of 300
collaborative pwoermds, certainly the longest book of pwoermds ever and, to
my knowledge, the only collaborative pwoermds ever made.
The pwoermd is a
queer little literary beast, one that combines the art of neologism with
the practice of poetry. The goal of the pwoermd is to provide the
experience of a poem over the course of a single poem. As a poetic form, it
is doomed to fail frequently, but ts size makes the attainment of
perfection at least possible.
The way mIEKAL and I created texistence
worked, one of us wrote fragments of two words on facing pages of a page
layout on a computer and the other added letters in any way to those words
and then wrote two partial words of his own. Occasionally, I wrote a
starter word of only two letters, which mIEKAL had to work hard to make
into something, and occasionally I wrote him a starter word so seemingly
complete that he wasn't sure what he could add. It was great fun. We
worked on this for hours at a time. I usually was working on another
writing project simultaneously, and mIEKAL would turn the computer
towards me when it was my turn, and I would turn it back to him when it
was his turn."
Diana Magallon and Jeff Crouch Chris Vitiello Tomie Hahn Kathrin Schaeppi Carrie Hunter Jennifer Calkins Drew Kunz Elizabeth Kate Switaj Rachel Levistky Christian Bök Raymond Farr derek beaulieu Michael Peters Matt Hart Mako Matsuda Susana Gardner Emma Phillips Suzy Scarlata Rick Moody Marco Giovenale Caroline Crumpacker Ernest Williamson III Riccardo Bogglione Mark Lamoureax Todd Colby
Les Figues Press creates aesthetic conversations between readers, writers and artists, through the publication of the TrenchArt series and other works, and through events, including Mrs. Porter's Art Salon.
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