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THE OPEN FACE SANDWICH, Vol. 2 is a smörgåsbord of the ecstatic and deviant with a dollop of blood pudding on top. In it we serve up work by award-winning playwright Young Jean Lee along side the surreal dreams of a precocious nine-year-old, and step by step instructions on how to kill a mountain lion. It offers post-apocalyptic maternity woes from Blake Butler and pre-apocalyptic maternity woes from our Swedish correspondent, Agnes Gerner. It presents true visions of Neptune-blue gods in Iraq and demonstrates the tricky logistics of photographing bloated flesh. It deconstructs suicide with Gregory Sherl, spotlights children's drawings of prostitutes and male pattern baldness, and brazenly lets Jim Meirose put his rare meat in the blender, all while giving forum to Karen Tauches's visually stunning interrogations of permanence and solidity in a rapidly disappearing world.
- paint-outs by Karen Tauches
The Open Face Sandwich Vol. 1 is a journal of uncommon prose.Volume One presents the latest from Deb Olin Unferth. It provides vital
hilarity from the most cynical second-grader
we've ever known. It offers cutting new work from 80-year-old former
member of The Living Theater, and of the Paul Bowles expat circle,
Mel Clay. Within it, award-winning poet Ariana Reines dips prose
in tears and cummy vomit. It reproduces novel excerpts stolen from
reclusive expatriate Hortense Caruthers. And it serves you several
very lovely literary debuts (Uppsala, Amsterdam, New York, Atlanta.)
All this notwithstanding delicious full-color fold-outs of animals
brutally murdered by automobiles and photographed.
-photos Meshakai Wolf
Utne Reader nominates the Open Face Sandwich for "Best New Publication."
Read the press release.
from Buffy the Bullshit Dectector.
Some words on the launch event from Jerry
The Open Face Sandwich will be available at the AWP
Bookfair in New York thanks to Small Press Distribution,
January 30 - February 2, 2008.
launch on January 17, 2008 was a spectacular perfomance art
and literary event w/ Mel Clay inspirations, spicy sandwich buffet,
and a stifling reading in Decatur later, the same weekend. Thanks
to everyone who participated.