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Hanging Loose 100

Begun in 1966, Hanging Loose magazine quietly celebrates 100 issues with its most recent publication.

First published as mimeographed loose pages in a cover envelope, inaugural contributors included Denise Levertov, John Gill, Jack Anderson, and Victor Contoski. As the publication continued, “the editors were in agreement that they were not interested in begging poems from famous writers but that they wanted to stress work by new writers and by older writers whose work deserved a larger audience. In 1968, the magazine introduced a feature which has become celebrated over the years, a regular section devoted to writing by talented high school writers.” This section printed early work by such writers as Evelyn Lau and Sam Kashner.

The loose-page format gave way to the bound edition we now celebrate, and features portfolios of work by a single artist or photographer.

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