Monthly Archives: June 2015

Do You Hear the People Sing?

Csoóri Sándor, a Hungarian poet, essayist, and politician, began writing poems in 1993 to criticize the Rakosi era, a period of dictatorship led by Hungarian communist Matyas Rakosi. Because of the revolutionary nature of his writings, Sándor was under strict … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Translations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hook, Line, and…Lemons?

One of the basic things we’re taught in creative writing classes is the importance of a great “hook”. You know what we mean, that first sentence that will make it or break it for your readers, which will then make it … Continue reading

Posted in Prose | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Theater of the Oppressed

One of the things I love about the Artful Dodge is that we don’t discriminate between the many literary genres that have continued to exist. Since our very first issue, published way back in the late 70s, the Dodge has … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

When You Leave You Turn and Wave…

Continuing with my project of unearthing old gems from the Dodge’s back issues, today I present you with a beautiful piece of poetry penned by the late William Stafford, as it appeared in Artful Dodge 18/19 (or the year 1990, if that … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fact, Fiction, or Photographs?

I realized it’s been a while since I posted anything from Artful Dodge‘s graphic arts section and so, as I was leafing through some back issues trying to rectify the situation, I came across this intriguing set of photograph-story collaborations. Published as Graphica … Continue reading

Posted in Art/ Graphics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Clearing, from AD 30/31

A very short prose piece from Artful Dodge 30/ 31 by Joel Brouwer: Clearing You breathe easier in the clearing, as if a stone was lifted from your chest, or the voltage lowered. Before that, everything’s awkward, you never know … Continue reading

Posted in Prose | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

I am an Ostrich

The very first issue of Artful Dodge was published in January 1979 by our beloved editor-in-chief Daniel Bourne in Bloomington, Indiana and during my first summer as his editorial assistant, I was not only given the responsibility to digitally archive … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment