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Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 2011
¿WHAT’S IN A NOMBRE?
Writing Latin@ Identity in America
$20.00 || 310 pp. || ISBN No.: 1468013130
“¿WHAT’S IN A NOMBRE? Writing Latin@ Identity in America,” with Guest Editor Nancy Mercado, features a wide array of poets such as Pedro Lopez Adorno, Maria Aponte, Nestor Barreto, Oscar Bermeo, Susana Cabanas, Sandra Maria Esteves, Jaime “Shaggy Flores, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, Marianela Medrano, Oscar Mireles, Amina Munoz-Ali, Wilie Perdomo, Etnairis Rivera, Floyd Salas, Emanuel Xavier and more.
Interviews of Esmeralda Santiago, Oscar Hijuelos, Nelly Rosario, Gary Soto, and Junot Diaz. Tributes to Piri Thomas and Louis Reyes Rivera. Short stories by Rosebud Ben-Oni, Angie Cruz, Judith Mercado, Thelma T. Reyna and John Rodriguez. Artwork and photographs by Wanda Benvenutti, George Malave, Kukuli Velarde and more. Includes bilingual works in English and Spanish.Cover Art: Goni Montes.
Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 2011
BRIDGING THE CULTURAL DIVIDE:
Remembering September 11th
$20.00 || 280 pp. || ISBN No.: 1466303131
This groundbreaking issue provides a rare platform for works written in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and writings on the permanent sociocultural effects of the events. Furthermore, the issue aims to present a well-rounded and illuminating perspective which features the works of Arab American, Israeli, Jewish, Muslim and Afghan American writers. Featuring over 60 poets, including Ada A. Aharoni, Elmaz Abinader, Naomi Shihab Nye, Neil Weisbrod, Penny Cagan, Philip Metres, Purvi Shah, Qais Arsala, Ronny Someck, Kenny Fries, Lenard D. Moore, Marilyn Hacker and Lucille Clifton.
Includes interviews of Ammiel Alcalay, D.H. Melhem, Hayan Charara, Karen Alkalay-Gut, and Zohra Saed. Essays by Lisa Suhair Majaj, Ranen Omer-Sherman, Zohra Saed and Sahar Muradi, Bassam K. Frangieh, Morris Dickstein and others. Cover Art: Linda Puiatta.
Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer 2011
SUMMER SIXTIES SPECIAL
$18.00 || 178 pp. || ISBN No.: 146378693X
A defining chapter in America’s past, the 1960s shaped a generation and sculpted a political and social landscape that can still be seen today. In this, poets and scholars reflect on this lasting cultural legacy through literature. Featuring poets Jeffrey Alfier, Victor Enns, Debbie Okun Hill, Ja A. Jahannes, Lisa Morriss-Andrews and Changming Yuan. Interviews of Janice Mikrikitani, Victor Hernández Cruz, Aimee Suzara, Elizabeh Bradfield, Brian Roley, Jericho Brown, Melinda Palacio and Shane McCrae. Essays by John Tytell, Edward P. Morgan, Chude Pam Pader Allen, Jed Skinner, David S. Wills, Kalamu Ya Salaam, Jim McGarrah, Mimi Ferebee, and Blake Slonecker. Cover Art: Travis Smithlin.
Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2011
SPRING HAS RETURNED: A Season of Renewal
$18.00 || 152 pp. || ISBN No.: 1461095999
The idea behind this issue is to embody Rainer Maria Rilke’s spring, a place and space for creating new ideas in poetry, music and art. Featuring poets Walter Bargen, Wyn Cooper, Susan Deer Cloud, Linh Dinh, Rachel Hadas, Yuri Kageyama, and Sheree Renée Thomas. Includes interviews of James Piatt and Kimberly N. Ruffin. Essays by Juliet Good Fox, Larry Hales, Susan Allen, Morris Dickstein, Debra Kang Dean, Petra Newman, Kenda Robertson, and Steve Newman. Cover Art: Kristi Taylor.
Vol. 2, No. 4, Winter 2010
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY THROUGH LITERATURE
From the Harlem Renaissance to Today
$20.00 || 264 pp. || ISBN No.: 1460926269
Co-edited by Jennifer Nicole Bacon, this issue salutes African American literature. Featuring over 40 poets, including Rita Dove, Amiri Baraka, Tara Betts, Shonda Buchanan, David Henderson, Geoffrey Jacques, Yusef Komunyakaa, devorah major, Louis Reyes Rivera,Tony Medina, E. Ethelbert Miller, Lenard D. Moore, Ishmael Reed, Sonia Sanchez, Askia M. Toure, Quincy Troupe and others.
Interviews of Ishmael Reed, Harryette Mullen and Sharon Dennis Wyeth. Essays by Leah Creque-Harris, Andrew P. Jackson, Remica L. Bingham and Thabiti Lewis. Cover Art: Danny Simmons.
Vol. 2, No. 3, Fall 2010
EKPHRASIS: A Conversation Between Poets & Writers
$18.00 || 166pp. || ISBN No.: 1453778349
This issue explores how poets and visual artists “speak” to one another, inform each other’s practices, and blend with one another on the page. Featuring a wide-range of poets and artists such as Sam Ambler, Edward L. Rubin, Alice Lacey and Laria Saunders.
Interviews of Susan B.A. Somers-Willet and Jason Lahr. Essays by Thom Donovan, Theresa Ann White, Ryan Welsh, Patricia Smith, Peter Laufer and Tim Wise. Cover Art: Edward L. Rubin.
Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer2010
THE LAVENDER ISSUE: LGBT Literature Today
$18.00 || 116pp. || ISBN No.: 1453688919
In this groundbreaking issue, award-winning guest editor Timothy Liu raises awareness about LGBT literature through poetry and short stories. Featuring poets Eileen Myles, Suzanne Parker, John Barton, Peter Covino, Edward Field, Christopher Davis, Jane Levin, John Keene, Devi K. Lockwood, Mary Meriam, Robin Reagler, and Angelo Nikolopoulos. Essays by Davi Bergman, NS and AnaLouise Keating. Cover Art: Ruben Acosta.
Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2010
In Search of a New Perspective
$18.00 || 166pp. || ISBN No.: 1453634266
After a brief hiatus, phati’tude Literary Magazine returns and confirms its commitment to publishing emerging and established writers that promote multicultural awareness through literature. Featuring poets from around the world, including Sherman Alexie, Opal Moore, Ammiel Alcalay, Tony Medina, Meena Alexander, Richard Jackson, Nancy Mercado, Nomy Lamm, Timothy Liu, and Meliza Bañales. Interviews on Lawson Fusao Inada and Tara Betts. Essays by Marie Arana, David Zinser, Mark crane and David Wulf. Cover Art: Lorraine Miller Nuzzo.
“The Spring 2010 issue of phati’tude is a retrospective of multiculturalism as it has developed over the past 30 years. There are interviews with veterans of the curriculum wars of the ’80s and ’90s. Lawson Fusao Inada, a Japanese-American writer and educator, has been involved with the West Coast poetry scene since the 1960s. A. Robert Lee is a British Professor of American Literature, has been writing about multiculturalism since the 1980s. For Inada and Lee, multiculturalism is a community with a common set of reference points: Ishmael Reed and Maxine Hong Kingston, to name only two. A lively and interesting literary community has always been one of the prime attractions of multiculturalism. While the phati’tude editors are open to contributions in all literary forms, poetry dominates the Spring issue. There’s a fine poem from Heid Erdrich, the sister of poet and novelist Louise Erdrich, and a pair of contributions from Lawson Fusao Inada. Jaime “Shaggy” Flores’ “Letter of the Day” is impassioned, like a lot of the work in the issue, and also inventive. Also not to be missed is Gabrielle David’s sensitive and learned reviews of poetry collections. . . . Hopefully, future issues of phati’tude will address the next challenges of the great American experiment in a pluralistic society. Multiculturalism is an endless conversation, and that conversation is as important now as it has ever been.”
–Walter Benjamin, One Way Street
Vol.1, No. 2, Summer 2000
Featuring the Works of Native American Writers
$18.00 || 158pp. || ISBN No.: 145371992X
This issue presents an honest and accurate overview of Native American writing and
storytelling. Featuring emerging and established Native American poets and writers such as Charles Brashear, Joseph Bruchac, Janice Gould, Annette Arkeketa, Eric Gansworth, Carroll Arnett/Gogisgi, Gloria Bird, E.K. Caldwell, Allison Hedge Coke, Jimmie Durham, Jack D. Forbes, and Maurice Kenny. Interviews of Simon Ortiz and Joy Harjo. Essays by Carol Snow Moon Bachnofer, Kimberly M. Blaeser, Beth Brant/Degonwadonti, Deborah Miranda, Liz Pinto, James Ruppert and Norma C. Wilson. Winner of the 2001 Native American Writers Circle of the Americas Award for Editing a Native American Compilation. Cover Art: Sam English.
“It is the most complete compilation of Native writing that I’ve seen. It’s more than a magazine or journal, but a whole book. To describe it as an anthology is not enough; it’s a book of Indian writing that is the most complete example of what is going on presently. . . this is what’s possible when it’s no longer an abstract idea/concept/notion but is something concrete and real as phati’tude.”
— Simon Ortiz, Acoma Pueblo, Poet/Author/Teacher
I am convinced that it will be enthusiastically received. It has the potential to be used as an anthology in classrooms and to be useful for years to come . . . . Quite simply, this is a terrific collection!”
— Joseph Bruchac, Abenaki, Poet/Writer/Storyteller
Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1997
We’re All In This Together
$18.00 || 108pp. || ISBN No.: 1453719725
The premiere issue of phati’tude Literary Magazine presents a multicultural array of writers who explore and challenge stereotypes as well as share viewpoints about their culture through prose, poetry and articles. Featuring a stellar group of poets including Chris Brandt, Lucille Clifton, Clinton Crawford, Eileen Tabios, César A. González-T, Ray Gonzalez, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, Lenore Baeli
Wang, E. Ethelbert Miller. Interviews on Louis Reyes Rivera, Marci Rendon, Opal Palmer Adisa, and Luis H. Francia. Essay by Gabrielle David, “Multicuturalism – Beyond The Melting Pot.” Cover Art: G. David.