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Death Is Simply a Shift in Tense: An Evening Will Come Tribute Issue to Jake Adam York

Evening Will Come issue 26 (Feb 2013) is a tribute issue to poet Jake Adam York, who passed away late last year. The issue includes poetry and prose from Adam Clay, Mathias Svalina, Mary McHugh, Sarah Browning, and many others, as well as a foreward to the issue from Jake’s brother, Joe York— My brother

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Lit Mag on the Runway

Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke writes for The New York Observer about a party for the new lit mag The American Reader, which has strong ties in the fashion world (and which—without having seen an issue—seems to resemble The Paris Review à la book reviews): “We are young, and when you are young, you have less inhibitions, and you just power through

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Subscription = ART

In the mail from Tod Lippy of Esopus—Subscribe. Get art. Dear Friend of Esopus: I have incredibly exciting news to share. In 1992, not long after I moved to New York City, I went to see artist Robert Gober’s site-specific installation at the Dia Art Foundation. I was already a huge fan of Gober’s work,

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From Harper’s Dismissal to Overseeing The Oxford American

The Oxford American has appointed Roger D. Hodge new editor of the magazine, after OA fired founding editor Marc Smirnoff earlier this year for what seems were sexual harassment charges. Ironically, Hodge has experience of his own with magazine foundations at odds with their editors—experience of a very different flavor, to be sure—as he was

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Fifth: Don’t Be a Dick

In response to William Giraldi’s recent take-down of Alix Ohlin in The New York Times, J. Robert Lennon offers up some rules of book reviewing over at Salon.com: Fifth, don’t be a dick. Giraldi, in his review of Ohlin’s books, doesn’t merely hate the work, he hates the very idea of Ohlin — her aesthetic, her taste,

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Opting for Nothing: Birkensnake Gives It Away

The below text is from the “now-misleadingly-named” Buy page at the website for Birkensnake—and the above image is the cover for the recently-released Birkensnake 5, printed on what seems to be wallpaper (check out an issue to see): FREE We have been discussing the pricing of the print edition of Birkensnake. When we started Birkensnake

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Julie Bosman Investigates Oxford American Firings for New York Times

Slouched in a living-room chair, gesturing wildly and sprinkling his sentences with quotations from Shakespeare, Mr. Smirnoff gave a detailed account of the July 4 party on Petit Jean Mountain, a short drive west of Conway. It was there that things got a little out of hand. Mr. Smirnoff said the staff was playing a

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“Our Story of Losing Oxford American”—Marc Smirnoff and Carol Ann Fitgerald Tell Their Side

Marc Smirnoff and Carol Ann Fitzgerald have come out with their own statement about their recent firings from Oxford American magazine. It is a very long, detailed account of their version of the events, filled with emails, texts, conversations, dates, timelines, and so forth. Read the entire document here. This document was emailed around this morning by

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Oxford American Brings on Guest Editor for Upcoming Music Issue

In light no doubt of recent events, the Oxford American brings on Alex Rawls as guest editor for the 2012 Southern Music Issue: Alex Rawls, a longtime fixture of the Louisiana music and journalism scenes, will be the Guest Editor of The Oxford American’s 2012 Southern Music issue, which will be released on December 1.

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Missouri Review Editor to Direct Defunded University of Missouri Press

Speer Morgan, who was named director of the University of Missouri Press Monday, was not really a surprise. Rumors had circulated for weeks that he, The Missouri Review and student interns may be involved in a new “model” for the university press. Morgan, an English professor, published novelist and editor of the Review, said in

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