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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Black Tongue's New Issue

I have been a fan of S.Marie Clay's Black Tongue Review since I first ran across it. Pairing artwork with poetry, this journal stretches the interpretations of both pieces of the equation.

The new issue went live this week, with poems by Rae Armantrout and Nin Andrews, paired with the artwork of Lara Zankoul and Sophie Lécuyer / Farid Rasulov (respectively). Other featured poets include Maureen Seaton, Molly Bendall, Jane Wong, Kim Kyung Ju, Brittany Tomaselli, and more.

Artists whose work particularly captured my imagination include Omid Asadi (seriously, check this out--he cuts tiny designs out of actual leaves), Ashwini Bhat (a favorite of my husband's), Stephanie Inagaki, Polly Morgan, and Travis Bedelgeuse.

And I couldn't be more thrilled to have my poem "A Metronome is the Opposite of Wind" paired with the vibrant and intricate paperwork of Yulia Brodskaya. Here's a little bit about Yulia:

"Yulia Brodskaya is a highly regarded paper artist and illustrator with a long list of international clients. She uses two simple materials--paper and glue, and a simple technique that involves the placement of carefully cut and bent strips of paper--to make lush, vibrant, three-dimensional paper artworks." See more of Yulia's work and learn about her here.


Dawn Axelson said...

Fantastic pairing. I love how the old woman begins each piece. And how there is a feeling of chaos in both poem and paper... and yet, not. Like the heart at the end of the poem, it is a controlled chaos, a harnessed sweeping across vastness. Thank you for sharing your success!

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Thanks, Dawn. I love Black Tongue Review--very inspired pairings, and I learn so much about current artists. I hope you enjoy the entire issue!