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As usual, the recent issue of Cave Wall has some wonderful poems in it, such as Jennifer Atkinson’s “A Leaf from the Book of Cities.” You can read Atkinson’s poem in its entirety on Luna Park (“The city, grateful for distraction, / applauds, laughs, oohs and ahs”). [Read more]
This week on Luna Park, Michael Copperman writes what seems to me an original and thoughtful essay considering some aesthetic and political assumptions made about race in contemporary publishing. Possibly one of the most inspiring pieces we have published on LP, Copperman’s essay moves quickly from describing publishing obstacles onto the important reasons we read and write stories: “recognizing human suffering and responsibility, and so examining what is true in us and about us.” [Read more]
This week Luna Park continues our series on race, class, gender and sexuality in indie publishing with an article on publishing and the body by Sherisse Alvarez, which begins:
As a writer, I have thought a lot about “community” and what it means. I am often hyper-aware of my identities as I write: female, gay, Cuban-American, daughter of exiles.
Last week was our exhausting and hopefully exhaustive week-long look at McSweeney’s Tolstoyesque (in length) issue 33, the Panorama newspaper issue. Reading the issue all week was sort of like hanging around in the physics lab of literary publishing, if there were one, and with Richard Feynman rather than Freeman Dyson. Lots of hollering, throwing things against the wall. [Read more]
Luna Park contributing writer Nick Ripatrazone has written a great essay on the use of literary magazines in the classroom.
It would be a short-sighted injustice to avoid the good work accumulating in these “little magazines” and instead pining for and discussing in classrooms the latest novel release. [read more]
Luna Digest is taking a break for the holiday week, and so, in the spirit of things, I’m instead posting this strange Christmas card by Etgar Keret that I received by email today from Electric Literature.
Sam Ruddick has a riveting new article up at Luna Park on the new (or fairly new) issue of Versal, an English-language lit mag from Amsterdam. More than simply writing a magazine review, Ruddick uses pieces from the issue to explore how words function in literature and what it is that draws us to melancholy narratives. [read more]
‘Tis the season to support small presses. Once again HTMLGIANT is hosting its Annual Indie Lit Secret Santa. Lots of indie publishers like The Lifted Brow and Keyhole have already begun offering up special offers for Secret Santa participants. [read more]
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