Recommended (online) reading: Action Yes Issue #17

 

There’s is rumor going around, this may be the final issue of Action Yes.

Though only a rumor, it doesn’t help that said rumor was started by an AY editor.

We’re just going to assume this editor was either inebriated or under duress, or both.

People say things. Especially small press publishers who work endless hours for little or no pay. It’s well known that Tarpaulin Sky Press’s publisher has quit his job 137.5 times.

We’ll keep you posted on the fate of Action Yes. In the meantime, check out the new issue, which is — as always — a stunner.

Co-edited by Carina Finn & Ji yoon Lee, with contributions by Johannes Göransson and Emily Hunt, Issue #17 features four poems by TSky Press chapbook author Emily Toder as well as poems by Zvonko Karanović, translated by TSky Press author Ana Božičević.

In addition: excerpts from required-reading-for-the-apocalypse, the authorless Ark Codex ±0, from Derek White’s Calamari Press; lyric possession by fave new Black Ocean poet Feng Sun Chen; and a bunch of other voces magicae from the likes of Christopher Barnes, Michele Christle, Stella Corso, Ben Fama, Elizabeth Franklin, A. Minetta Gould, Arielle Greenberg, Rachel Zucker, Jiyoon Lee, Carina Finn, Alfred Starr Hamilton, Josef Horáček, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Avram Kline, M.E. MacFarland, Jennifer Nelson, a rawlings, Christie Ann Reynolds, Steve Roggenbuck, Amelia Rosselli translated by Dario De Pasquale and Deborah Woodward, Jen Stockdale, and Paige Taggart.