ANNOUNCING THE BIG BRIDGE 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Dear Big Bridge Friends,
We are pleased to announce the BIG BRIDGE 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! For 15 years Big Bridge has worked hard to present our readers with a wide and varied selection of poetry, fiction, art, essays, and more. And through this work we hope we have conveyed our respect and love for all the great creative efforts of poets and artists we have known. Below is an abbreviated summary of what you will find in this new, big, 15th Anniversary Edition. We hope you will like what we have put together and will continue reading and enjoying Big Bridge. Thank you for your many years of support!
Love and peace,
Michael and Terri
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Our Feature Chapbook is Andrei Codrescu’s “bridge work” with illustrations by Nancy Victoria Davis
Guest editor, Bonny Finberg presents 30 POETS, a poetry anthology dedicated to Akilah Oliver, includes poems by Jim Harrison, Alice Notley, Patricia Spears Jones, Lynn Crawford, Ron Kolm, Louise Landes Levi, Jennifer K. Dick, Steve Dalachinsky, Karen Margolis, Yuko Otomo and others.
Thomas Devaney’s Big Tree Poems: An exploratory anthology of contemporary tree poems featuring George Evans, Allison Cobb, Bob Arnold, Joan Larkin, Jonathan Skinner, Paul Kane, Hoa Nguyen, Katy Lederer, Peter Larkin, Bob Holman, Elaine Terranova, Kevin Varrone, Iain Haley Pollock, Sparrow, Nathaniel Otting and others.
Jonathan Penton manifests Cuyahoga Burning, a feature on current Ohio literature, dedicated to Nobius Black, with fiction, poetry, and criticism by folks like Marie Kazalia, Cheryl A. Townsend, John Dorsey and others.
More poems from j/j hastain, Dale Smith, Michael Basinski, Arpine Grenier, Lakey Comess, Nicolas Ekerson, Martin Willits, Lee Herrick, Larissa Shmailo, Nicholas Karavatos, Larry Sawyer, John Roche, Jerry McGuire, Joel Chace, Jeff Side, Peter Ramon, Christine Hamm, and Yahia Lababidi
Guest editor Ellen Geist is offering a 15th Anniversary Fiction Feature, multifaceted stories orchestrated around four themes by authors such as Ishmael Reed, Carole Maso, Faye Moskowitz, Jeff Friedman, Brinda Charry, Howard Schwartz, and others.
And more Fiction from Camille Meyer, Jessica Chace, HC Hsu, Tina Cabrera, Kate Axelrod, Ryan Jones. John Hennessy and Ron Singer.
Poetry from Japan, A Contemporary Anthology of Japanese Poetry will be a special guest edit by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa with poems from Tanaka Atsusuke, Yoko Danno, Sekiguchi Ryoko, Torii Shozo, Goro Takano and others.
Voices for Change: A Contemporary Anthology of Moroccan Poets, edited by El Habib Louai with poems by Boujema El Aoufi, Abdellatif Al Ouarari, Idriss Allouch, Mubarak Ouassat, Najat Zoubair, Ikram Abdi and others.
More Translations include Selections from Stet, poems by Cuban poet Jose Kozer translated by Mark Weiss.
Dreams–The–Underlinears, poems by Ilya Kutik translated by Lyn Hejinian and Jean Day.
A Tribute to Andrey Voznesensky (1933-2010) translation by Alex Cigale and Dana Golin.
Still Life with Snow, Dato Barbakadze selected translations by Lyn Coffin and Nato Alhazishvili with Introduction by Sam Hamill.
Elvana Zaimi translations of Agron Tufa.
Seven poems by Georgi Ivanov translated by Yelena Dubrovin.
Tiziana Colusso translated from the Italian by Brenda Porster.
Poems of Iranian poet Rira Abassi translated by Maryam Ala Amjadi and M. Alexandrian.
Poetry Slam Guatemala. Golden Edition edited by Walter Gonzalez, celebrates poetry from Guatemala and around the world,
Features continue with Brian Unger, who offers another insightful installation of excerpts from the incredible Philip Whalen’s personal journals
Guest editor Adam Cornford presents “Neo-Surrealism and the Politics of The Marvelous” with contributions by Sandra Simonds, Michael Leong, Ivan Argüelles, Will Alexander, Eric Baus, Charles Borkhuis, Rebecca Hazelton, Andrew Joron, Lina Ramona Vitkauskas, John Yau, and others.
Poems, Songs and Children’s books: A Robert Priest Retrospective: “Robert Priest: Poet/Minstrel in Utter Space” by Sheree Fitch, Daryl Jung reviews Feeling the Pinch, “Robert Priest, Dr. Poetry, and the Viral Verbal Vortex” by Lance Strate, and Jordan Zinovich scrutinizes Robert Priest’s Blue Pyramids and Reading the Bible Backwards
Photos and excerpts from Tom Hibbard’s 2011 Wisconsin Protest Journals.
Desmond Peeples essay on maritime subcultures, “In Good Use and Good Vengeance”, Akhilesh Kumar Dwivedi’s, “Multiple Responses to Nationalism: Individuals in The Shadow Lines”. Neeli Cherkovski interviews Patrick James Dunagan and Lucille Lang Day writes on Jack Foley.
Exceptional ART from around the world!
Jonathan Kane returns to Big Bridge with a selection of sensual photographic collage works. Jim Spitzer’s epic artistic venture: “THE BOOK: 47 canvases of poetry and text”. Julius Keleras’ photographic study, “The Pavements of Vilnius”. An exhibition of mixed media by Shawne Major. 10 photos from the UK’s Eleanor Leonne Bennett and Henrik Aeshna’s SCHIZOPoP MANIFESTO, a gallery of visual anomalies & photopoems from Paris.
And stay on top of what’s happening with important Reviews!
Goodbye Gothic Rose: David Madgalene’s “Epic Search For Love and Answers in South Beach”, a review by Christopher Luna. Harris Schiff’s One More Beat reviewed by Larry Sawyer. Neeli Cherkovski’s review of Translations from the Latin of Luxorius by Art Beck. Reflections in a Smoking Mirror: Poems of Mexico & Belize by Paul Pines reviewed by Eric Hoffman, Tom Hibbard reviews Ungulations: Ten Waves by A. Di Michele and Amy Trussell, Joe Safdie’s review of Lewis MacAdams’ Dear Oxygen: New & Selected Poems, 1966–2011, Michael Sonsken reviews Micah Ballard’s Waifs & Strays, David Meltzer’s When I Was a Poet and F. A. Nettlebeck’s Happy Hour, Bill DeNoyelles reviews Bernadette Mayer’s, Studying Hunger Journals W.F. Lantry reviews Lisa Vihos’ The Accidental Present, Lynn Alexander reviews Somewhere Over the Pachyderm Rainbow by Jennifer C. Wolfe, Kirpal Gordon reviews Michael Hogan’s Winter Solstice: Selected Poems, 1975-2012, Bruce Ross-Smith reviews The American Eye by Eric Hoffman, and Cheryl Townsend reviews Kirpal Gordon’s Round Earth, Open Sky
Our LITTLE MAGS section features Sensitive Skin, Harbinger Asylum, Tidal Bsin Review, Yellow Edenwald Field, Lummox Journal, Meat for Tea, The International Times, Home Planet News, Iodine Poetry Journal, Stoneboat and others.
Happy 15 Year Anniversary from Big Bridge! Enjoy!
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