Wolf: Fayetteville’s newest literary magazine worth devouring cover to coverBanner, Event, News — By Christopher Spencer on May 12, 2010 at 1:56 am
Things That Slide
by Peter Marsh
A bar of soap on black ice over asphalt
down a dark steep hill at night
until the white spot disappears, it slides
My mop on the grocery linoleum
pushes water like horse iris gelatin,
gray streams wind down the isle.
but none moves so clean as the king of pop,
soles light like electric white on black water
leave wake of his moon dust slide
The second edition hits stands today and the Wolf Crew plans to hold a release party from 5 to 7 p.m. at Nightbird Books for the Spring/Summer 2010 issue.
The issue features local and national authors as well as Fayetteville artists, Louis Edward Love V, Golsa Yaghoobi, and Brian Wolf. Gary Sloan and Jesse Austin will be providing live music and we’ll have readings by Michael Heffernan, Sidney Burris, Ashley McHugh, Aran Donovan, and others.
Wolf is the brainchild of local writers Nick Claro and Samuel Slaton who came up with the project in early 2009. Graphic designer Mike Anderson was also a co-founder of the effort.
Claro explains that over drinks and armed with an Oxford English dictionary, he and Slaton decided on the name ‘Wolf’ because of its short, evocative and everyday qualities.
The magazine is geared toward giving local writers a voice, but it’s not exclusively local, explained Claro.
“We didn’t want to limit ourselves that way,” he said between pulling drinks at his other job as a bartender at Smoke and Barrel.
The first issue is put together with a keen eye toward aesthetics. The magazine has poise and feels classic rather than “zine-ish” with an opening page and table of contents that doesn’t try too hard to impress.
There are no ads in the magazine and that – for the time being – lends it a “for the art only” tone.
The print is large. White space is ample. Two short stories cover multiple pages with black ink only, but are worth getting to know, as each strikes a different tone.
Noting the editorial choices made in this first issue, I can’t help but be excited to pick up the second issue today.
Wolf Review Spring/Summer 2010 Release!
When: 5 – 7 p.m. today
Where: Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St.
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