Issue #7 has finally been uploaded. Again, we are so sorry for the wait. I have so many reasons, but none of them excuse our tardiness. I hope all of you are well and writing and reading fantastic things. This issue has so many fantastic poems in it (from a few new poets and a few of our favorites who just keep sending us amazing work).
- Steven Manuel, of the aforementioned latter group, has a chapbook out from Longhouse Publishers. Only $10! Steven's work is some of my very favorite poetry that we've found while doing Lightning'd Press. The work he sends us is always fascinating, obscure, using language as tool to turn itself on its head, gorgeously strange and striking.
- The APRIL Book Festival (Authors, Publishers, and Readers of Independent Literature) here in Seattle kicks off next week. We're not going this year because print costs are too high for us at the moment. However, if you are near Seattle, the Small Press Expo represents a really varied cross-section of the Seattle lit scene. The expo is on the 30th of March. Check out their FB page for all of the events/readings.
Hey, guys, we're sorry the February issue has not come out yet. It's almost ready! Until then, here are the tenets of the New Gnosticism as spoken by Peter O'Leary and transcribed by this blog:
1. The New Gnosticism is incarnational, where the body is hidden knowledge.
2. The world into which we are thrown is a broken world.
3. The New Gnosticism is incendiary.
4. You are initiated into the New Gnosticism whenever you contribute to its incantations.
5. The New Gnosticism is epistemologically nonplussed.
6. The coherence of the New Gnosticism is the apocryphon of the fallen… [at this point my notes are unreadable — perhaps I was unconsciously imitating the fragmentary nature of many surviving Gnostic texts]
7. The missing tenant [here O’Leary gave a parable of a missing book, underlining the fallen or broken nature of the world in gnostic thought].
You can download it here or read it online.
Jeff and Jamie love poetry. We love Apocalypticism, dioramas, and mysticism. Send us your work.