NEW AMERICAN WRITING
ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

 

 

New American Writing is published by OINK! Press, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Illinois. Contributions to the magazine are welcome and fully tax-deductible.

Founded in 1986, New American Writing is a literary magazine emphasizing contemporary American poetry. Edited by poets Paul Hoover and Maxine Chernoff, it appears once a year in early June. The magazine is distinctive for publishing a range of contemporary innovative poetry.  

Each issue includes cover art by leading artists, including Enrique Chagoya, Bill Viola, Alex Katz, Larry Rivers, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jennifer Bartlett, Elizabeth Murray, Fairfield Porter, and Joe Brainard.  Contributors have included John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Charles Simic, Jorie Graham, Barbara Guest, Fanny Howe, Rosmarie Waldrop, Nathaniel Mackey, Marjorie Perloff, Lyn Hejinian, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, Elizabeth Robinson, Donald Revell, Claudia Keelan, Gillian Conoley, Karen Volkman, Ben Lerner, and Noah Eli Gordon, among others. Contributors have frequently been included in the annual anthology, The Best American Poetry (Scribners), edited by poet and critic David Lehman and a distinguished guest editor. Work from the magazine has also appeared in the distinguished Pushcart Anthology. In l988 the magazine was named one of the nation's ten outstanding literary magazines by Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines.

Special issues of the magazine include a supplement of Australian poetry edited by John Tranter (No. 4), an issue on Censorship and the Arts (No. 5), innovative poetry from Great Britain edited by Ric Caddel (No. 9/10), modern and contemporary Brazilian poetry edited by Régis Bonvicino (No. 18), and a special feature on Clark Coolidge (No. 19), Russian Absurdist Poetry of the 1930s, edited by Eugene Ostashevsky (No. 20), and The New  Canadian Poetry, edited by Todd Swift (No. 23).  The editors actively seek poetry in translation.  Recent poets in translation include Mahmoud Darwish, Jorge Luis Borges, César Vallejo, Tomasž Šalamun, Thanh Thao, Hoàng Hung, Ko Un, and Yu Jian.  All back issues of the magazine are in print with the exception of No. 4 and can be ordered from the address below.

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