Photo collage by Terri Carrion and Michael Rothenberg

Editors' Note

We think walls are good for keeping out the cold and rain. And for displaying some art. They're useless in the creation and propagation of art. We don't care if Language poetry appears next to sonnets, or haiku next to spoken word and workshop poetry beside agit-smut. Our tastes are catholic—even though we're Jews and pagans and Buddhists and libertines and run-of-the-mill Christians. We don't care how art is shaped—round like moon, flat like roadkill, angular like love, twisted like political promises. We hear many voices (even when we're taking our meds) and are guided by whimsy and passion and urgency. We want more.

So, who the hell are we?

Editor: Michael Rothenberg
Assistant Editors: Karl Young, Terri Carrion, Nancy Victoria Davis, and Hal Bohner
Contributing Editors: Dale Smith, Vernon Frazer, Katherine Hastings, and Halvard Johnson
Homepage Collage, Graphics and Design: Terri Carrion
Section Art photographs for this issue are based on images from Terri Carrion's trip to Cuba in 2001 and a visit to a resident painted art colony/neighborhood called Callejon de Hamel ( Hamel Alley) in Havana. The drawings that accompany the photographs are paintings/ replicas, displayed at The University of Havana, of indigenous cave art from the Cueva de punta de Este, in the Carribean Basin, and is approximately 2200 years old.
Honorary Editors: Nancy Victoria Davis and Hal Bohner
Webmaster: Karl Young

We're Big Bridge: in between and through and under and over. Which way you cross, what you see, depends on which way you go. See you out there.

Don't forget to write.

The Editors

P.S. We will occasionally update with additional works, so keep us bookmarked. Each issue will feature an online chapbook. We'll publish long poetical works and serialize novels. We'll feature selections from one of the many little magazines being published in space and on the ground; suggestions are encouraged. We intend to update our lists and links regularly, and also post letters and comments as they arrive. We'll also maintain an archive of back issues.

Send correspondence to Michael Rothenberg at walterblue AT bigbridge DOT org.

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Big Bridge, a webzine of poetry and everything else, is published by Big Bridge Press. (ISSN: 1529-7136)