Note: The winner of the Featuring magazine #3 is Sandy Ward. Congratulations, Sandy! The three people who want to buy the magazine have also been notified. Thanks to everyone for participating and loving Featuring magazine!
* * * * *Featuring magazine #3 has been out for a while, but the copies I ordered just arrived recently. Time to share!
I love this magazine for the depth of the articles. And yes, I wrote one of them in this issue. It’s on found poetry, and the pleasure of writing an article that covers four pages in a magazine is the writer’s equivalent of eating a chocolate ganache cake with no dietary consequences–a dream that’s hard to believe.
Linda Germain has an article on monotypes–the artwork that is the latest rage with gelatin plate prints or gelliprints for a non-refrigerated shortcut. Linda does it the old-fashioned way and the article on monotypes–and the illustrations–are fascinating.
What I love about Featuring is that the articles are about art–a huge variety each time. Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson paints with paper. She creates richly-colored paper collages that are illustrations. Instead of paint, she uses torn paper. The effect is startling and haunting. The idea of hunting for colors and knowing the shapes with your fingers of the colors you are using over a big area is astonishing. (And yes, she has a workshop in Sedona in April.)
The magazine is international in scope–with articles from contributing editors in Europe and the U.S. You won’t want to miss the article on the collaboration between a Dutch rock band and a Chilean artist, Carlos Vergara Rivera, who created the album cover in woodcut enhanced with watercolor and digital work. (I’m trying not to use the phrase “cutting edge’ here.)
For those who have seen iHanna (Hanna Anderrson) post here, she is the magazine’s featured Blogger in this issue. The interview is a useful background to following her blog.
There are more articles and interesting photos out of the authors’ windows. It’s a great issue, so I have to give away a copy.
Giveaway Leave a comment if you’d like to win the copy. This time, I’m shipping only to the U.S. and Canada. I also have three copies for sale. Each copy is $20 (shipped in the U.S.–if you live in Europe, it’s cheaper to buy direct.)
The winner will be announced on Wednesday’s blog. If you want to purchase a copy, just add that to your comment, and I’ll pick the winner first, then pick the first three people who want to purchase the magazine.
—Quinn McDonald has a deep love of found poetry. And written poetry. She’s playing with the idea of teaching an on-line poetry writing course.