Friday night, and Rick Potts couldn’t afford to buy dinner at the Thirsty Moose before the Pioneers’ game. Donnie expected dinner out tonight, though, so Rick had to think of something. There was always his mother’s, if he felt like a lecture, but he didn’t.
The fourteenth issue of MAKE Literary Magazine focuses on visual culture, toying with the ideas of perception and image. The journal itself is stunning—a mix of colored, white, and black pages that proclaims on its front, “All colors, are, in fact, here.” It’s a line plucked from Cristina Rivera Garza’s poem “I. Despejar” or “I. To Clear.” And it fits perfectly, given that MAKE has a little bit of everything—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, book reviews, artists’ portfolios, an interview, translations, and comics are all represented and flow together flawlessly for fulfilling, well-rounded read.
—NewPages review by Robyn Campbell
Iowa City’s Mission Creek is becoming a beloved annual tradition!
This year, we’re participating in the Friday night Lit Crawl with Canarium Books and POETRY Magazine at Revival Clothing, 6 PM. Poets Jamaal May, Robyn Schiff, Dora Malech, Ana Merino. Nick Twemlow, Suzanne Buffam, Joel Craig, and Justin Wymer will read their work. Plus, singer/songwriter Paul Cary will throw down a song. In all, over 60 authors and 16 presses are represented: http://litcrawl.org/iowa-city/.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/839420822750999/
On Saturday, find us at the Mill for the book fair. Eat, drink, buy books.
There’s so much going on. SO MUCH. We’re catching up on sleep in advance….