In her Editor’s Note, Abby Holcomb writes: “Technological advances have certainly expanded our worldviews, yet they have also managed to diminish our attention spans and cheapen our appreciation of art. Much like Marx described the alienation of the worker from the fruits of his labor, James might identify the disconnect that certain technologies have created between an artist and his art and that art and its audience. This debut issue of Buzzard Picnic will deal thematically with the matter of alienation in all its manifestations.”
Featured in this inaugural issue is an interview with Hannah Tinti, “Bibliophilia,” an essay by Lauren Avirom, a review of E.L. Doctorow’s Homer and Langley by Shelley Huntington, fiction by Ingrid Wenzler, Dominic Preziosi, and Steve Duno, and poetry by Mather Schneider and Gary Leising.
Edited by Abby Holcomb and Lauren Avirom, with web designer Jason Thompson, Buzzard Picnic is open for submissions of short fiction, memoir, essay, criticism, book and story reviews, and author interviews; relevant comic strips, art and/or design will be considered for publication.