The Rumpus

On Christmas day, the wonderful online publication The Rumpus published my review of the poetry collection Blitzkrieg.  Here’s the opening: “Strangely, with the entire multimodal dazzle that adorns Blitzkrieg, the poems of John Gosslee exist in a vestigial nook, a calm ache of textual space blissfully unaware of the ripples created by its presence. This is […]

AWP 2012: Random Quotes

AWP is the biggest writers conference held each year in America. Writers, publishers, professors, MFA students, CW undergrads, literary journals, agents, and editors all converge on one destination. This year was Chicago. Below are some random quotes I heard, or perhaps said, over the four-day period: “I’m Margaret Atwood. Where’s my suckling pig?” “I’m the […]

End-of-Year: The Atticus Review

Earlier this year, The Atticus Review published my flash fiction, “Dear Id.” Now, they have created this great end-of-year image, which details all the fine contributors of 2011. Some wonderful pieces are available to read on their website, and it’s free!  

The New River

The New River, Issue 23, Fall 2011 Virginia Tech’s The New River: a Journal of Digital Writing and Art is proud to announce the publication of our newest issue.  Thematically centered on collaboration, this edition features work, such as audio-visual poetry, a surreal campus map, interactive digital narrative, script-fueled poem generators, and a transnational exploration […]

Hip Literary Journals

“Cooler than cool, the pinnacle of what is ‘it’.” — Urban Dictionary The realm of literary journals that may be termed “hip” was recently brought to my attention by George Bowering. George, who I presume is the one noted here, wrote about my list of best journals (see post here) were “square.” I agree that […]

Best Literary Journals

In my previous post I covered online journals, in this one I want to turn to print-based literary journals. The following discussion will disregard magazines like The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, Harper’s, and The Atlantic, as these are transnational and commercial magazines with high circulations. Instead, I will examine journals that often have a circulation […]