Publisher’s description: Mudfish, a journal of art and poetry, takes its title from the storyteller’s stool in Nigerian art. The poems each tell a story that has a lasting life inside the reader. They are resonant, visceral, reflecting and encapsulating our unique human experiences. There is a wide range to the subject matter and style, but the poems are all chosen because they have breath and life, a living voice.
"Jill Hoffman, a painter and a poet and a fiction writer, edits a thick and handsome literary magazine called Mudfish."—Donald Hall, A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety
Mudfish has featured work from the best established and emerging artists and poets—including John Ashbery, Charles Simic, Frank Stella, Donald Hall—since it burst onto the poetry scene in 1984. The art creates breathing space for the poems, and a dialogue exists in which each work enhances the other. World famous, with a cult following, the journal contains the passionate, edgy, intimate voice of the 21st century. Mudfish is a memorable read, a handsome and generous journal that will surprise and delight and last.
Mudfish hosts an annual poetry contest with a deadline of March 15 (extended to May 15 in 2020).