It has been awhile, but Amsterdam’s beautifully designed English-language lit mag Versal is finally back with issue 7, including new work from Emily Carr, Peter Shippy, Mary Miller, and others. They have also added some talented new editors to the mix:
Jennifer K. Dick, the author of Fluorescence (Univ. of Georgia Press, 2004) and Enclosures (Blazevox, 2007), joins the poetry team, along with Matthew Sadler, whose first chapbook is to be published with Flying Guillotine Press in Brooklyn. BJ Hollars is the newest member of the fiction team. He edited the recently released anthology You Must Be This Tall To Ride: Contemporary Writers Take You Inside The Story from Writer’s Digest Books. Finally, Shayna Schapp is Versal’s new assistant art editor. She teaches at the Interactive / Media / Design department at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
“Everyone likes a shipwreck story. I’m certainly not the first writer to be drawn to the La Pérouse expedition, an ill-fated voyage of exploration that left France in 1785 with two frigates under the command of Jean-François de Galaup de La Pérouse, and disappeared three years later in the South Pacific. Part of the early mystique of the La Pérouse story, of course, was that for almost forty years no one knew what had become of the expedition. It’s always a boon to fictionalizers when people disappear into thin air.”
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