Step into spring with a poetry reading! We are hosting the third Yes! of the Spring season featuring Barzakh, the University at Albany Literary Journal. The poetry reading will be guest curated by current editor Victorio Reyes. We look forward to readings by Michael Leong, Jill Hanifan, Laurin DeChae, Ben Nadler, and more! Join us on Saturday, April 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for this great event. Suggested donation $5. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event here.
Barzakh is a multi-genre journal with an internationalist stance. Emerging out of the English department at the University at Albany, SUNY, our focus is on innovative poetics, in keeping with a tradition of forward-looking department-based journals that spans from Don Byrd’s co-editorship of Jed Rasula’s Which Way in the 1970s to The Little Magazine in the 1990s (our first issue features an interview with Rasula, and issues of both journals will be made available in our archive). We envisage the archive as a way to bring together our various departmental projects and initiatives, past and present, and to connect them to analogous or anomalous ventures elsewhere in the rhizomatic spirit of crossings that is Barzakh. Ours is not an “ism” but as an “isthmus” (see below) that links disparate articulations (between tongues, between histories) in the interplay of text, sound, and image.