After decades of dreaming, years of planning, months of cultivating and hundreds of hours of work, issue one of Rascal: a journal of ecology, literature and art, edited by yours truly, has been published and is freely available in a variety of formats, including multiple online layouts, downloadable e-books, and two audio versions for the visually impaired:
The issue features a stellar lineup, including world-class poets Keith and Rosmarie
Waldrop, Clayton Eshleman, Giles Goodland, Barbara Henning and Sheila Black, alongside an impressive array of emerging talent in poetry, nonfiction, photography and art.
Our overall aesthetic is health, a key aspect of which is diversity, so you’ll find strains of the mainstream, experimental, streetwalking and other tacks, including traditional lyrics, centos, prose poems, transcendent crystallizations, lexicographic complexities, even a Timothy Morton erasure. You can also hear every poem and essay read aloud, in most cases by the poet or author. And the art, well, here’s a sneak peek:
Hope you enjoy the eye and ear candy as much as I did putting it together. We’re now reading for issue 2, scheduled for release on the winter solstice.
Thanks, and take care,
Founding Editor, Rascal