Editors Harry Calhoun, the publisher of the ’80s underground magazine Pig in a Poke, and Trina Allen, have resurrected Pig in a Poke, “The New Porker,” now available online.
In it’s former life (dare I say hay-day?) “The Pig” featured work by Charles Bukowski, Jim Daniels, Louis McKee, Lyn Lifshin, Judson Crews and many more. And now hopes to find “writers with passion — poets, storytellers, essayists and others.” Calhoun will oversee the poems and literary essays, while Allen will select the fiction.
The re-inagural issue features Poetry by Jim Daniels, Louis McKee, Lyn Lifshin, Howie Good, Christopher Cunningham, William Doreski, David Barker, Carol Lynn Grellas, Robin Stratton, Alan Catlin, Karla Huston, Corey Mesler, Donal Mahoney, Shirley Allard; Fiction by Sharmagne Leland-St. John, Daniel Davis, Anne Woodman, Burgess Needle, Marjorie Petesch, Ginny Swart, James Neenan; and Essays by Anne Woodman and Heller Levenson.
A second issue went live in July, and Pig and a Poke is accepting submissions for an October issue, deadline September 15. Submissions are open year-round for upcoming issues.