|Photo by Thomas Sayers Ellis|
BlackArtistNews | January 3, 2011
You've seen him before. Tall, slender, stylish. Nice. His shadow casts light. He's been around the world with and without the aid of hallucinogenics. "Hey Joe" you think. Cool like Starbucks, but unfiltered. An intellectual who breaks shit down in a way that will make the unenlightened find salvation in his words. The spit of his tongue absorbs our souls like lotion.
jubilat is published twice yearly at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. From the first issue onward, jubilat has aimed to publish not only the best in contemporary American poetry, but to place it alongside a varied selection of reprints, found pieces, lyric prose, art, and interviews with poets and other artists. Rather than section off these varieties of work, the magazine creates a dialogue that showcases the beauty and strangeness of the ordinary, and how experiments with language and image speak in a compelling way about who we are.
Pick up a copy of jubilat 20 in bookstores or order online here.