McSweeney’s

I had the pleasure of sifting through several of McSweeney’s quarterly editions today. It’s fantastic to see how they’re keeping “the printed book” alive and thriving through innovative writing and clever book designs. To quote their website, “There have been hardcovers and paperbacks, an issue with two spines, an issue with a magnetic binding, an issue that looked like a bundle of junk mail, and an issue that looked like a sweaty human head.” (Issue 24, the one with two spines, was mind-boggling. 16, 29, and 31 were also lovely to view in person). 

This is also to say that my little home-grown poetry zine looks quite lackluster in comparison. Alas, someday, I’ll be able to get that die-cut, foil-stamped, hardcover edition I’ve always dreamt of. (Someday).

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