March 21, 2014 by: Natalie Fleming
If the future is hybrid, then Joshua Unikel (MFA ’14) and his fellow editors have built something of a time machine. Unikel, poet/novelist David Weiss and poet Kathryn Cowles have teamed up as co-editors of Beyond Category, a special issue of the national literary journal Seneca Review (SR). The special issue features work that goes beyond categories of form or genre, occupying spaces between literary and visual art.
“We wanted to invite poignantly difficult work into SR,” Unikel and his co-editors explained in a recent article on Essay Daily, a blog devoted to forward-thinking literary art. “We wanted to let writing happen in the porous, often unsaid context it’s always been in: intermingling with experimental typography, splicings, documentary poetics, visual-textual hybrids, collage, live coding, new media, old media with new applications, audio, video, bio-art, book arts and the like.”
In Beyond Category, readers will find work by a range of international artists and writers, including Susan Howe & David Grubbs; Marian Bantjes; Andrea Dezsö; John Passafiume; Jeff Porter; Jenny Boully, Eric LeMay, Dinty W. Moore, Elena Passarello, Kristen Radtke, Jill Talbot, Dana Tommasino & Ryan Van Meter; Rachel Blau DuPlessis; Dirk Krecker; Ben Van Dyke; Bianca Chang; Joan Linder; Derek Gromadzki; Helen Rubinstein; Amy Schleunes; Daniel Merlin Goodbrey; Michael Ives & Rick Scott; Sarah Minor; Keetra Dixon; Bethany Ides & Ryan Sullivan; Esther Stocker and many others.
The digital content for the issue is now live on Beyond Category online. The print content will be released later this month.
To read the entire article about Beyond Category, go to Essay Daily.