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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Worth Filtering

Filter Literary Journal out of the Seattle area is a journal unlike any other. Made entirely by hand, each Filter volume is a handheld work of art, an art object, as pleasing to look at as it is to read.

Consider Filter Volume III, which is about to be issued next month. At Filter's blog, the forthcoming issue is described as "box of wonder: The cover has a paint-by-numbers theme, and the box structure is letterpress printed by Kate Fernandez of Fernandez and Sons. The book will be filled with brilliant work in individually bound chapbooks of prose and poetry, with art postcards and posters that you can remove and display." Go to the blog to have a sneak peak at the cover too! You've never seen anything like it, I guarantee.

So would you like to purchase a copy of this unique journal? Go here to order copies of Filter, or to see handmade original journals made by Jennifer Borges Foster, one of the Filter masterminds and a truly creative craftsperson.

If you are in Seattle, consider attending the release party, details here:

Filter Vol. III Release Party

An evening of readings from Zachary Schomburg, John Osebold, Stacey Levine, Maged Zaher, Karen Finneyfrock, Ed Skoog, Elizabeth Colen, Elissa Washuta, Susan Rich and Sarah Bartlett . Freshly letterpressed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Friday, June 17th, 8 the Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103

The contributors in Filter III are:
Yusef Komunyakaa, Zachary Schomburg, Stacey Levine, Amanda Manitach, Maged Zaher, Sharon Arnold, Martha Silano, John Osebold, Rebecca Brown, Counsel Langely, Ed Skoog, Karen Finneyfrock, Sean Ennis, Sarah Mangold, Gala Bent, Rachel Contreni Flynn, David Lasky, Elizabeth Colen, Sandra & Ben Doller, Brandon Shimoda, Ben Beres, Brandon Downing, Sarah Kate Moore, Dan Rosenberg, Susan Rich, Susan Denning, Sid Miller, Sarah Bartlett, Shawn Vestal, Marie-Caroline Moir, Lucy Corin, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Jill McDonough, Jessica Goodfellow, Jessica Bonin, Friedrich Kerksieck , Erika Wilder, Elissa Washuta, David Bartone, Chris Dusterhoff, Britt Ashley, Becca Yenser, Anne Gorrick

And if you like one-of-a-kind journals, visit Ex Libris Anonymous, where journals are made from vintage books. Great for gift ideas, and just fun to peruse.
Tickets for the Filter release party are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and $5 for students and seniors.


shawnte said...

That's pretty impressive. You are right- I have never seen anything like it.

By the way, I was pretty busy earlier this month, but I did want to (finally) let you know that your name was drawn for the Beth Ann Fennelly book, from the recent giveaway on my blog.

Just send me an email (garlicsoul316 AT to let me know where to mail it. Or if you already have a copy of that one, I will send you something else.

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Hi, Shawnte, thanks for taking the time to comment. I'm really looking forward to seeing the final product.

I'm very excited about the Beth Ann Fennelly; I have enjoyed her poems about motherhood but don't own any of her books, so thank you! I'll email you an address.