BluePrintReview Issue 21
Shortcuts / Detours
Discoveries, Dynamics, Feedback >>
i hadn't really realized this when putting the shortcuts/detours issue together, but there is a lot of water included in its pages: there's the lake in the library story, the ocean in the washed away poem, there's butler creek, and the rain that falls in the walking home story.
actually, there is a water line in almost every page.
stunned by the discovery, i browsed the issue, and started to copy the passages. out came a water-collage.
it's up here, in the blog post, underneath the yellow flower and the short introduction:
water and words: Shortcuts to water
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Reprints and Found Pages
issue 21 developed a surprise dynamic: the news of the new issue seemed to stream through the net in a fast-forward wave - thanks to everyone who spread the word via e-mail, twitter, facebook and blogs!
and there is more. it's not only that the news of #21 spread. there also is a chain of reflections that was stirred by the reprint call for #22.
as it turned out, Cha editor Tammy Ho reflected on previously
published works in her blog, and picked up #21 and the reprint call in a note (here the link:
The demise of small online publications).
this lead to a surprise chain of events, and now even brought back webpages of literary journals thought lost, via a web archive: the waybackmachine. i will start a discovery tour via this archive, to retrieve more lost magazines, and will include a link page in the upcoming reprint issue.
the whole story of this, here:
Into the Past.
PS: anyone who feels like joining the wayback-discovery tour is welcome - drop me a line for details.
(editor AT blueprintreview DOT de)
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the issue received quite a bit of feedback already, here copy&pastes, plus blog links if the feedback came via a blog
Looks great. I love how you pair pieces with original works of visual art. Thank you again for this opportunity. I look forward to promoting Blue Print Review through my website and various blogs.
- Cheers, Sandra M. Yee
There's a poem of mine in there that I wrote many years ago, when I was in Hamburg, Germany.
Also in the issue is work by a few people I know, in the virtual (regular blog-reading) sense - check out Molly Gaudry's poem, "Faith," and Nicole Wong's short "Pale Heart."
I also loved David Wolach's "Story of Anderson Cooper" (and not just because I have my own fascination / obsession?) with him (AC) myself.
(from: Whoever brought me here.. / 'BluePrintReview')
gorgeous, as always
Blue Print Review #21.
Butler Creek lives here .
Fantastic-ness and thank yous.
- Mel Bosworth
(from: No More Hot Lunches... 'Blue Print Review #21')
This is a fabulous, stupendous issue! Congrats to you for such a remarkable issue and for creating a journal that seems to keep evolving, ever surprising and inspiring! It is such an honor to be a part of it, always, and more so all the time!
- Steve Wing
amazing. the cover image - a mix of playful and haunting: the image, haunting; words, playful, in delicious colours of orange and pink. the variety of both images and writing styles throughout the issue makes reading and viewing through the contrasts so powerful. it begs multiple reads and looks.
- Karyn Eisler
Cha contributors Nicole Wong and Steve Wing have creative works published in the 21st issue of Blue Print Review , titled "shortcuts / detours". Read Nicole's story " Pale Heart " and view Steve's image . Cha editors also enjoyed " The Beginning ", " The Library ", " Faith ", " The Clash of Shadows " and " Walking Home from a Friend's House ". What a wonderful issue!
- Cha Magazine
(link: Cha contributors in Blue Print Review)
I'm so loving this issue!!! It's beautiful, funny, strange, stark... love it (more soon on specifics, but gotta go plug it round town)!! Thank you, Dorothee, for the chance to be part of it.
Thanks so much for the latest issue of Blue Print Review. I'm reading the stories piecemeal and they're all great. I loved Jolie Braun's "The Library" in particular and your image for the text.
The story is both heartfelt and smart, every vidid sentence of that taut, understates prose speaks volumes and on so many levels.
- Jónas Knútsson
...And this bpr is gorgeous.
The newest issue of BluePrintReview is now online. Go read fresh, delightful and thoughtful stories and poems. While you're there, check out the beautiful art and photography. :)
- Brigita Pavsic
(from: Soulflowers - 'Wednesdy July 8')
check out the link, it includes a shortcut poem!
“Faith” and “The Clash of Shadows” are beautiful pieces and the images are stunning. The picture of the railroad makes me nostalgic for the past…
- v. ulea
Dorothee, congratulations on the new issue of BluePrintReview. I started reading a few pieces, and it's really powerful. I could see why it would stir up so many comments and discussions. This also seems to be moving to a higher gear each and every time.
- Efrat Havusha