On name magazine

photo by Alex Niman for the The Spectrum

Charmed by this little write-up by Kayleigh Reed for The Spectrum, the student newspaper of my alma mater, SUNY Buffalo (UB). I started name magazine with $300 from Robert Creeley’s endowed Chair funds when Jorie Graham cancelled her reading at UB due to illness. The first issue was loose-leaf paper printed for free from the school’s computers and housed in a translucent plastic envelope. The second, third, and seventh issues embraced experimental book arts with advisement from editors including Chelsea Warren, Aaron Lowinger and Julia Purpura. Prior to name, there had not been a student literary magazine in a number of years; the previous one was edited by Anselm Berrigan. Happy to see that name is still standing and still celebrating the marriage of poetry and book arts!


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