LIBRARY JOURNAL names ASSARACUS
a BEST NEW MAGAZINE (May 1, 2012)
ASSARACUS (ISSN 2159-0478). I am proud to be the editor of the world’s only print journal dedicated to exclusively to gay poets. Assaracus, (pronounced ASS-UH-RACK-US) was conceived from a scandalous and sweaty marathon reading of old issues of Mouth of the Dragon, Tribe, and Ganymede, which, sadly, haven’t survived to see what I consider to be a new renaissance in gay poetry. Folks like Eduardo C. Corral, Saeed Jones, Matthew Hittinger, Stephen S. Mills, D. Gilson, Phillip B. Williams, and Ocean Vuong are tearing it up, and we’re fortunate enough to having living legends and Gods of Verse like Gavin Dillard, Ian Young, Kirby Congdon, Felice Picano, and Perry Brass walking among us. With Assaracus, I wanted to create a grand stage to honor the genre of writing that saved my life.
Assaracus is published in January, April, July, and October. It is available from the SRP Online Store, retailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble, several independent bookstores, and the very coolest of libraries. Subscription details can be found here. Library subscriptions are also available through EBSCO and SWETS, as well as through the SRP Bookshop, where individual subscriptions can also be purchased. Universities and colleges with subscriptions include Yale, Brown, Cornell, and SUNY. Students who successfully pester their schools to subscribe will be personally rewarded with Sibling Rivalry Press loot. For more information about Assaracus, visit www.siblingrivalrypress.com/assaracus. The same link will give you details on how to submit.