Saturday, October 04, 2008
It's good to know Andrei Codrescu's Exquisite Corpse will be coming back to appear in a print version soon. It was one of my favorite lit mags in the 90's, when you could browse it at the bookstore rack, buy a copy if so moved (I think I even subscribed for a while):
Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Letters & Life, a 25-year-old journal that has been available only on the Internet for the past decade, will publish an annual edition through the Conway campus. The Corpse is edited by author Andrei Codrescu. UCA writing professor Mark Spitzer serves as managing editor.
The magazine has published authors that include Hunter S. Thompson, Ted Berrigan, Ed Sanders, Robert Creeley and countless others. It is being published through the Department of Writing in UCA's College of Fine Arts and Communication.
Introducing an anthology of writings from the early editions of the Corpse, Codrescu wrote that the magazine "relishes a fight the way academics crave prizes" and said it was "dedicated to the blurring of genres, demolishing distinctions between poetry and prose, lyric and reportage, essay and manifesto."
And speaking of exquisite corpses, this video is just too funny. Enjoy!