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  • About this Magazine:

    Mudfish takes its title from the storyteller’s stool in Nigerian art. In diverse ways, the poems each tell a story. Featuring both new and established poets and artists—including John Ashbery, Charles Simic, and Frank Stella—this handsome, thick journal reflects the passionate, edgy, intimate voice of the 21st century.

  • Editor(s): Jill Hoffman, Jacques Louis Vidal
  • Contact Information:

  • Organization (if applicable):
  • Address 1: 184 Franklin St.
  • Address 2: Gr. Fl.
  • City: New York
  • State Code: NY
  • Postal Code: 10013
  • Phone: (212) 219-9278
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: Print
  • Genres: Art, Fiction, Poetry
  • Copy Price: $23
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes
  • Postal Submissions: yes
  • Email Submissions: yes
  • Online Submissions: no
  • Reading Period: year-round
  • Response Time: 1 month
  • Payment: contributor's copy
  • Contests: yes (see website)
  • ISSN: 0 74470 92611
  • Founded: 1984
  • Issues Per Year: 1

Publisher’s description: Donald Hall, in A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety, writes: "Jill Hoffman, a painter and a poet and a fiction writer, edits a thick and handsome literary magazine called Mudfish." Mary Florio in NewPages writes: Mudfish "marries poetry and art in a spellbinding series of verve and verse....The volume is so well-edited that one has difficulty celebrating any particular poet out of the entire collection." In its generous layout, it is as if every poet is featured. And a story-teller.

Mudfish 1984 was the first slender issue and Mudfish gradually expanded to include fiction. Now Mudfish 23 presents Stephanie Emily Dickinson's Lastness celebrating the life and death of the poet Ted Jonathan, blurring the boundaries between prose and poetry, and fiction and nonfiction. Each work selected is a memorable experience, and each issue is a work of art. The Mudfish Individual Poet Series are companion volumes each featuring the work of a single Mudfish poet. The art, Florio writes, is "exquisite," and "moving," and the poetry "likewise compelling."

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