POETRY FROM INDEPENDENT VOICES—OPEN ACCESS TO DIGITIZED LITERARY MAGAZINES (JSTOR)

A number of literary magazines, including “John Ashbery in O-blek” (see below), can now be perused online.

reprinted from JSTOR Dialy, April 23, 2019

Poetry from Independent Voices

Reveal Digital’s open access “Independent Voices” collection includes many digitized literary magazines. Those interested in poetry should take note.



By: The Editors

John Ashbery by Steve Pyke via  Flickr

John Ashbery by Steve Pyke via Flickr

As we reach the end of Poetry Month, you might like to know about the amazing collection of alternative literary magazines that are part of Reveal Digital’s Independent Voices collection. Here, anyone (you!) can browse rare gems like Adventures in Poetry and L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E. And so, so much more.

Rest assured that we will be highlighting various parts of the Independent Voices collection in the future—Reveal Digital is now part of ITHAKA, our parent organization—but in the meantime, round out your poetry month by having a look at a few things we found this afternoon.

Bernadette Mayer, from Moving, published in Adventures in Poetry: “This is an epic of war fever fighting sex and starvation…”

The first issue of Chrysalis, where you’ll find poems by Audre Lorde, Honor Moore, and Adrienne Rich.

The cover of the first issue of Chrysalis Magazine

John Ashbery in O-blek responding to, we presume, Wallace Stevens: “The waltz no longer a strain/now”.

Or, a critique of capitalism by the likes of Kathy Acker, which is maybe not a poem, but is in L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E and is still great!

You can search by author, title, etc. or browse around some of the titles in the Independent Voices collection.

Have fun!