Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Deep Wild Journal Kickstarter Campaign


Dear Friends,

Some colleagues and I have been working hard all winter and spring on a new and exciting venture: Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry, a literary journal that aims to provide a home for the best writing we can find that takes its inspiration from wild places where there are no roads. We are doing this for the simple reason that no one else has done so, and because writing that emerges from the backcountry, where the senses are fine-tuned and  thoughts honed, deserves to be read.

We are well on our way to the release of our first issue this August. Deep Wild 1 will feature the work of thirty-three essayists, poets, and fiction writers, as well as a full-color excerpt from an illustrated trail journal and a beautiful cover by wildlands watercolor artist Andie Thrams.

Would you consider making a donation here in the month of May to our Kickstarter funding campaign? We have set a modest goal of $2,500 to help cover costs of production, printing, mailing for the first issue. Every donation, big or small, helps us reach our all-or-nothing goal. 

To learn more about Deep Wild and to make a donation, please click on this link:

Visit our Kickstarter page!​
Thanks for considering this—and thanks too for passing this message on to any other lovers of open spaces and good words.
John Yohe, Fiction Editor

Monday, April 29, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Nietzsche's Kisses by Lance Olsen

I bought this book at AWP. Just couldn't not buy it. The premise is it's Nietzsche's last night, he's gone crazy, and he's remembering back to major events and people in his life, including his sister, who warped his views to go along with the Nazi party, which he would have hated.

A good intro to Nietzsche, if you've been curious and need an in to his philosophy, though I would recommend diving right into that too, maybe at Beyond Good and Evil. Or the Reader.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Paroxis Histérica podcast

A metal podcast from Colombia did a recent episode on singer Dawn Crosby, citing an essay by José Saramago and one by me (!). It's my essay "The Ghosts of Dawn Crosby" at ENTROPY. They even asked permission to use it and everything. 

If you speak español, or even if you don't, check out the podcast at Anchor:

Or at Spotify:

They go through the musical development of Crosby, from Detente to Fear of God, playing full songs, so a good listen just for that.