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Backwards City Review

There's a hot spanking new mag out of Greensboro called Backwards City Review. Comics, poetry, fiction, non-fiction.

The first issue should be available soon.

I've had a sneak peak (in pdf form). It's very very good!

Check out the table of contents for the first issue:


Tom Chalkley   Heat Wave Verso
Peter S. Conrad   What's in a Name
Jim Rugg   The Stoned Ape Theory

Michael Parker   Results for Novice Males
Alix Ohlin   Local News
Cory Doctorow   Excerpt from Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
Adam Berlin   Speeding Away


Stephen Kuusisto   Alfred Whitehead Is Alive and Well in Corpus Christi, Texas


Joyelle McSweeney   Architectural Digest,  The Great White Fleet
Ander Monson   Me v. January, Circumstantial
Karri Harrison Paul   Eviction
Greg Williamson   Sex  22   Sex  23
Marcus Slease   If You've Got Something to Say, Then Say It
Paul Guest   Poem in Which I Seek Consolation in the Etymology of a Word, Victoria's Secret
John Latta   Umbrage,  Gadabout
Tony Tost   from Complex Sleep
Erica Bernheim   How to Create Your Own Amnesia, Summer Crookneck
Sarah Manguso   What Prayer Is
Kristin Hall   DIY Foot Washing, The Flight Area
Arielle Greenberg   Membrane, On a Return to Being a Polemic against Light Verse  
K. Silem Mohammad   They Call My Car Illegal,  Demerol Chillout
Johannes Goransson   from Secured against Hares
Kent Johnson   Poetry Blogs in Zurich
Gabriel Gudding   Policy, Religion


ENVOI Kurt Vonnegut   Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?




Gerry Canavan said…
Truly, it's the finest literary and arts magazine to come out of North Carolina in the last six months or so. And I'm not just saying that because I'm one of the editors. It's really true.

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