“Knockout is here, and the first issue features some of the finest writers working today. Half of the proceeds from sales of issue one will go to the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, an organizaiton established to help those affected by the civil war in Sudan, and a portion of the proceeds from teh sale of future issues will go to other charitable causes.
“The first issue, all poetry, includes work by a number of well-known writers, including Marvin Bell, Thomas Lux, Todd Boss, Aaron Smith, Carl Phillips, Carol Guess, Larissa Szporluk, Laurie Blauner, Lynn Levin, Timothy Liu, Jonathan Williams, Thomas Meyer, Jim Elledge, Christopher Hennessy, Ronald H. Bayes, CAConrad, Gerard Wozek, Jeff Mann, Michael Montlack, Jeffery Beam, Robert Bly, Ger Killeen, Denver Butson, Dan Pinkerton, Charles Jensen, Brent Goodman, Theodore Enslin, Alberto Rios, David Mason, Billy Collins, Mabel Yu, Kim Lambright and Joseph Massey, among others.
“Knockout is considering poems for #2 & #3. Translations are welcome, as long as you have permission of the author (as long as they are still kicking), and we’re particularly interested in translations in German, Chinese, the Nordic Languages, and translations from the Middle East.”