Trash & Crackers, PigeonBike; Spring 2011 (16 pages)
The inaugural print version of this online literary review celebrates the small press aesthetic in both form and content.
Visually, the magazine is packed with a variety of fonts and graphics – in marked contrast to the typical literary journal that’s all about calm whitespace to soothe one through the subtle text. Substantially, the poetry and prose within is mostly of a short, sharp and shocking quality, the writers less interested in showing off prosodic chops than drawing you in quickly and shiving home their points.
To complete the feel, a number of small press vets show up in these pages – Rob Plath, Milner Place and John Yamrus among them. Makes for a raw and engaging read – what the small/micro press world is all about.
See: www.PigeonBike.com to grab a copy.