One of the biggest downers over the last year for me, was the fact that I failed dismally to cope with all of the interest there was in Arfur – our magazine, ‘A Restricted View From Under The Hedge’ and that I had to put the wee chap into hibernation.
Perhaps launching the book publishing as well as the magazine, wasn’t my brightest idea, but I’m hoping I’ll find a way to bring it back, as reading the first issue now, it was quirky, but good.
Any magazine that sees Chen Chen alongside Eileen Myles, Sophie Hannah with Victoria Richards – oh and Eileen Carney Hulme chatting to Brian Patten, can’t have been so verily bad.
So I thought I’d share the first issue and you can see what it was all about
You can download your copy, by simply clicking on the download link below:Arfur Issue Uno (136 downloads)
It included poetry from:
D. M. Thomas
Peter J. King
Eileen Carney Hulme
and articles from:
Brian Patten Talks With Eileen Carney Hulme
Alison Lock Revealing The Odour of the Earth
Penny Rimbaud What Passing Bells
Paul Moss Poem I Wish I’d Written
Matt Duggan One Million Tiny Cuts
Patricia Oxley Talks Acumen
Charlotte Begg Talks Eye Flash Poetry
Penny Rimbaud America and How!
Sandra Beasley Count The Waves
S.A. Leavesley How To Grow Matches
Isabelle Kenyon This Is Not A Spectacle
Isabelle Kenyon Please Hear What I’m Not Saying
Sandra Beasley The Building of a Collection
Moose Postcards From The Hedge