Join the contributors and editors from Drunken Boat, one of the world's oldest e-literary journals, as they celebrate the launch of their 16th issue with special folios on Art, Barry Hannah, Exploration, Fiction, Asian American Urbanisms, Sound Art/Dissonance, Speculative and Trance Poetics. Selected contributors will read pieces featured in the issue.
Drunken Boat, an international online journal of the arts, celebrates 2013 by announcing Issue #16 and the forthcoming publication of Lisa Russ Spaar’s “The Hide-and-Seek Muse: Annotations of Contemporary Poetry,” raved about by Ann Beattie & introduced by Nick Flynn.
Drunken Boat #16 is an omnibus of folios from a special collaboration with the Asian American Writers' Workshop and Open City on Asian American Urbanisms to a retrospective look back at the late Barry Hannah including audio of his final live reading; from Luciano Chessa’s eclectic and sensitive curation of Sound Art/Dissonance to refracting the theme of Exploration through a kaleidoscope of media, including Scott Wallace recounting time spent in the deepest recesses of the Amazon, Jason Anthony’s lyric exposition of Antarctica, Adriane Colburn’s graphical lexicography of landscape, and Adrian Seymour’s handycam video of an expedition into Indonesia, some of the work produced for WNPR’s “Where We Live.” Kristin Prevallet has put together the comprehensive look at the burgeoning field of Trance Poetics, mapping the gaps in one’s habitual patterns of awareness with an array of dazzling poems, while Zach Blas & Christopher O’Leary have curated mixed media from a Los Angeles gallery show for the SPECULATIVE folio, a selection that demonstrates how the inviable world is poised for radical reconfiguration. DB#16 also includes Fiction, with short stories ranging from Muhammad Ashfaq to Monika Zobel, and Art including Philip Stearns’ sketches of scans of configurations of trimmed cable ties to a video collaboration between the poet Terri Witek and the visual artist Cyriaco Lopes.
Exhibiting over 130 artists and writers from around the world, please enjoy Drunken Boat #16 responsibly and irrepressibly.