18 July 2011

Yellow Field #3

Yellow Field is a large-format journal providing "an unprogrammatic gallery of Anglophone poetries" expertly curated by Buffalo townie Edric Mesmer. Besides consistently featuring a handful of new-to-me Rust Belt poets I'm always glad I've read, Mesmer's doing a great job reporting on scene politics and activities, regularly soliciting "informal notes from readings, conferences, performances, and archival footage."

This issue features Jeremy Lessard's "On Hearing Charles Bernstein Read," Susan Sturm's "On the Art Collection of Robert Duncan and Jess," and Mesmer's own "On Book Launches for The H.D. Book" (see below) alongside poetry by Jane Rice, Matthew Hall, Lance Phillips, Lizz Switzer, Jasmine Rosenbloom, Ben Perrone, and Tim McPeek.

In some ways, Yellow Field is filling the void left by Stacy Szymaszek's crucial intervention Gam ("a survey of Great Lakes writing"). Track down a copy here, and take a look at Mesmer's charming "On Book Launches for The H.D. Book" below:

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