Contrappasso Double Feature

March 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

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It gives me great pleasure to announce two new issues of Contrappasso, a journal of international writing I founded with Theodore Ell in 2012.

The special issue Writers at the Movies, which I co-edited with Noel King, is a collection of new and previously published essays, fiction, poetry, and interviews. The contributors are Sarah Berry, Michael Eaton, Jon Lewis, Barry Gifford, Michael Atkinson, Luc Sante, R. Zamora Linmark, Richard Lowenstein, Anthony May, Clive Sinclair, James Franco, and Richard Hugo. There are interviews with Emmanuel Mouret, Richard Misek, Jonathan Rosenbaum, and Scott Simmon.

Contrappasso #8 is the second half of this double feature. Co-editor Theodore Ell and I have gathered another world-class selection of fiction, poetry, and interviews. There is short fiction by Andrea Pasion-Flores (Philippines), Rick DeMarinis and Kent Harrington (USA), and the first English translation of ‘Ester Primavera’, a classic story by Argentinean modernist Roberto Arlt (superbly translated by Lucas Lyndes). Noel King talks to Filipino author F. H. Batacan with some comments by Andrea Pasion-Flores. And we have poetry by Nicaragua’s Blanca Castellón (translated by New Zealand’s Roger Hickin), Spain’s Alicia Aza (translated by J. Kates), China’s Lu Ye and Geng Xiang (translated by Ouyang Yu), New Zealand’s Kerrin P. Sharpe and Mary Macpherson, the UK’s Bill Adams and Richard Berengarten, the USA’s Floyd Salas and J. Kates, and Australia’s Elias Greig, Philip Hammial, Travis McKenna, Sascha Morrell, Tony Page, Sarah Rice, Frank Russo, Page Sinclair, Alex Skovron, Paolo Totaro, Lyn Vellins, Luke Whitington – and one of the last poems by the late, much-missed Morris Lurie.

The Sydney launch is on April 10, 2015, at the Stanley Street Gallery in Darlinghurst.

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