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Saturday, September 10, 2011

How to Pick Up a Forklift

So the Summer 2011 edition (Issue #23) of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety is available for pre-order. In addition to poetry from G. C. Waldrep, Dean Young, Matthew Zapruder, Matthew Guenette, Elizabeth Arnold and so many others (including yours truly), the journal features an interesting 100 different possible covers, with hand-drawn cover art by Tanner Bowden, the theme being (what else?) forklifts. Contributors actually receive an original piece of artwork with their contributor's copy. How exciting is that?

Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety

In a side note, in the listing on the website my name takes up two lines, which is distracting and hard to read. I'm not the only one with such a dilemma, but it's making me seriously consider switching to my married name, which would bring my letter-count down to 11 from the present 17. Hmmmmm...

Anyway, thanks to Matt Hart and Eric Appleby, publisher and editor of Forklift. I'm really looking forward to reading it!


ecm said...


What a great concept for the journal--art as a way to "pay" their contributors. Glad to know about it. Also, stay with 17, because isn't that one of your favorite numbers?

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Really brilliant, isn't it? I'm looking forward to this, most surely.

17 is a prime, but so is 11. 11 though has that visual symmetry, and I am not big on symmetry (see my mismatched eyes for the first reason).

by the way, I don't know what the "c" stands for....