Evergreen Review

Evergreen Review The progressive literary and cultural magazine founded in 1957 by famed publisher Barney Rosset, who introduced Samuel Beckett, William S. Burroughs, and many others to the U.S. Now edited by Dale Peck and published by John Oakes. Join the underground!
Evergreen Review debuted pivotal works by Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs, Marguerite Duras, Jean Genet, Allen Ginsberg, Gunter Grass, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, Henry Miller, Pablo Neruda, Vladimir Nabokov, Frank O’Hara, Kenzaburō Ōe, Octavio Paz, Harold Pinter, Susan Sontag, Tom Stoppard, Derek Walcott and Malcolm X. United States Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas wrote a controversial piece for the magazine in 1969. Kerouac and Ginsberg regularly had their writing published in the magazine. The original Evergreen Review ceased publication in 1973, but the magazine was revived in 1998 in an online edition edited by founder Barney Rosset and Astrid Rosset. Evergreen's latest incarnation came in 2017 with editor-in-chief Dale Peck and publisher John Oakes. Check us out evergreenreview.com!
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11/04/2019

Mohammed Hakima reads from José Alejandro Garcia Escobar's "The Third World Is Here"

From "An Afternoon with Evergreen" at powerHouse Arena, Brooklyn
11/04/2019

From "An Afternoon with Evergreen" at powerHouse Arena, Brooklyn

10/20/2019

Some FOEs ("Friends of...") were involved in creating this amazing virtual newspaper on news out of Kashmir--coverage of which seems to be sorely lacking in MSM. Check it out:

Our editor-in-chief Dale Peck has a new book, just out! Kirkus says it has "a level of emotional honesty that stuns"; Pu...
10/11/2019
What Burns by Dale Peck: 9781641290821 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

Our editor-in-chief Dale Peck has a new book, just out! Kirkus says it has "a level of emotional honesty that stuns"; Publishers Weekly says it's "sinister and violently shocking": perfect for a Halloween gift for your loved one!

The first collection of short fiction from Lambda Award–winning novelist Dale Peck spans twenty-five years of writing, including two O. Henry award-winners and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize....

09/20/2019

Put a note in your calendar...Sunday, November 3, 5 pm at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn: "An Afternoon with Evergreen" (eased by "refreshments" as well as the company of Dale Peck, John Oakes, and friends). More info to come!

Ach, but it's been a tough few months for Evergreen contributors. Poet Steve Dalachinsky died a few days ago. Here's Ala...
09/19/2019
Alan Kaufman's review of Steve Dalachinsky's book, A Superintendent's Eyes — A Gathering of the Tribes Magazine

Ach, but it's been a tough few months for Evergreen contributors. Poet Steve Dalachinsky died a few days ago. Here's Alan Kaufman's passionate tribute to his work:

LEAVES OF GLASS: Steve Dalachinsky's A Superintendent's Eyes by Alan Kaufman Steve Dalachinsky's new volume of poems, A Superintendent's Eyes (Unbearable Books/Autonomedia) with accompanying photographs by Arthur Kaye, in some respects brings to mind Robert Lowell's groundbreaking volume

Worth reading!! Very cool.
09/18/2019
My Butch Career: An Interview With Esther Newton

Worth reading!! Very cool.

I interviewed Esther Newton about her new memoir, My Butch Career on June 20, 2019. Newton earned her PhD in 1968 and published Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America (1972), the first major anthropological study of a gay-identified community in America. Though she researched drag queen cultur

Hadi FallahPisheh, a winner of Artadia's 2019 New York award, and whose work accompanies Jade Sharma's "Problems" in our...
09/18/2019

Hadi FallahPisheh, a winner of Artadia's 2019 New York award, and whose work accompanies Jade Sharma's "Problems" in our spring 2017 issue (https://evergreenreview.com/read/problems-jade-sharma/), encourages all NY-based Evergreeners to come to the opening of his show "Almost Alone" at Tramps on East Broadway, this Sunday September 22nd 6-8 pm.

Evergreen mourns the death of Robert Frank, whose extraordinary work graced so many of our early covers, and whose photo...
09/10/2019

Evergreen mourns the death of Robert Frank, whose extraordinary work graced so many of our early covers, and whose photos in Evergreen's pages were a perfect complement to the writing of Beckett, Burroughs, et al.

We'll be there! Saturday, NYC, Judson Memorial Church.
09/06/2019

We'll be there! Saturday, NYC, Judson Memorial Church.

This Saturday! The long-awaited XIII Annual Anarchist Book Fair--NYC, Judson Memorial Church, 11-7. Don't miss it! ANARCHIST BOOKFAIRS WORLDWIDE
Featuring books from us (of course), Evergreen Review, AK Press, the whole gang....this year's fair pays tribute to 69-year-old activist Willem Van Spronsen, killed by police this July while trying to disrupt an ICE detention facility in Washington State.

Evergreen mourns the death of Jade Sharma, one of our most promising young voices:"What about this face made it mine? I ...
09/04/2019
Catapult Community | Remembering Catapult instructor Jade Sharma

Evergreen mourns the death of Jade Sharma, one of our most promising young voices:
"What about this face made it mine? I scratched off an ice cream stain from my thermal. I felt a dread knotted in the back of my hair and ripped it apart. It was easy for everyone to wake up and shower and brush their teeth, but I lived between the days, so it was hard to know when to do these things." https://evergreenreview.com/read/problems-jade-sharma/

by catapultclasses. Remembering Catapult instructor Jade Sharma

Simply don't know what to wear? Turn to the fashion masters at The Evergreen Review for a solution. Now available for sa...
08/29/2019
Stable Genius Tee Shirt – Evergreen Review

Simply don't know what to wear? Turn to the fashion masters at The Evergreen Review for a solution. Now available for sale: the "stable genius" T, only from Evergreen! While supplies last. Free shipping in U.S. of A. Original art by the fabulous Sue Coe.

Superb excerpt by Carolyn Ferrell
08/12/2019
Book Post

Superb excerpt by Carolyn Ferrell

"I had my official reason for being in an occupied city—I was a student on a grant—but perhaps I was drawn to that unforgiving, cold-hearted place because it was like the town I’d grown up in, my mother’s first refuge from post-war Germany.”

In our latest #Diary, Carolyn Ferrell on the difficult places that made her a writer

A foretaste of "Apple, Tree," in which writers reflect on their parents, edited by Lise Funderburg Civitella Ranieri Center

Save yer pennies now because these babies are coming down the pike--and they're sure to sell out as soon as we post!! 10...
08/09/2019

Save yer pennies now because these babies are coming down the pike--and they're sure to sell out as soon as we post!! 100% pure cotton, artwork by the amazing Sue Coe, screen printed in that hotbed of radicalism, Brooklyn U.S.A.

We're working on the new issue!
08/04/2019

We're working on the new issue!

FoE (one-time explanation: somewhat paradoxically, that stands for Friend of...) and distinguished poet and commentator ...
06/19/2019
Andrei Codrescu

FoE (one-time explanation: somewhat paradoxically, that stands for Friend of...) and distinguished poet and commentator Andrei Codrescu is plugging what looks to be an essential book: his new edition of Lafcadio Hearn's classic Japanese tales. (Kudos to Princeton University Press for taking on the project!)

Peddling wares from the hybrid front

Our friends at the Centro Primo Levi are sponsoring a spectacular not-to-miss event tomorrow at NYPL The New York Public...
06/11/2019
Primo Levi at 100: If This Is a Man

Our friends at the Centro Primo Levi are sponsoring a spectacular not-to-miss event tomorrow at NYPL The New York Public Library: an eight-hour, multi-lingual reading of Primo Levi's short classic "If This Is a Man." Drop in to catch John Turturro, Jon Galassi or Molly Crabapple reading the text:

Tickets for Primo Levi at 100: If This Is a Man in New York from ShowClix. To commemorate the centennial of the author’s birth, writers, performers, and scholars gather for a multilingual, full-length reading of his seminal memoir.  “Many people—many nations—can find the

06/06/2019

A thought for dark times:
“....We all have a choice to do the right thing at any time; even in times of enormous trouble; he used the power of disruption; disruption of an evil system and of the arrogance it entailed.” — Emile Schrijver, general director of the Jewish Cultural Quarter, writing of the death of Johan van Hulst, WWII Resistance hero

Thank you, Rick Whitaker, for introducing us to James Blake's amazing "The Joint" (Doubleday, 1971)--which drove us to t...
05/30/2019
James Blake pianist, author, and petty thief talks about his book "The Joint"

Thank you, Rick Whitaker, for introducing us to James Blake's amazing "The Joint" (Doubleday, 1971)--which drove us to track down the only extant recording of the talented ex-con writer. Worth listening to while you're doing the dishes--and his interviewer is the equally mesmerizing Studs Terkel. (Love the ambient noise of matches being struck at regular intervals--kids, that was for something called "cigarettes.")

Mr. Blake talks to Studs about his book "The Joint." The book is a collection of letters written by Mr. Blake while in prison off and on for 13 of 20 years. He reads out loud some of the letters from the book.

It's Monday...isn't this the day to become an Evergreen Friend-with-Benefits?
05/20/2019
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It's Monday...isn't this the day to become an Evergreen Friend-with-Benefits?

Started in 1957 by the famed publisher Barney Rosset, who saw Evergreen as a way to promote the authors of Grove Press, the magazine became something much more--the heart of the Beat Generation.

Our friends at Navayana remind us that May 15 marks the 83rd AoC ("Annihilation of Caste") Day. Read more at the link be...
05/13/2019
Navayana | Endings and Beginnings

Our friends at Navayana remind us that May 15 marks the 83rd AoC ("Annihilation of Caste") Day. Read more at the link below.

Barney getting his due!
05/10/2019

Barney getting his due!

New article on literaturhaus features "Rosset: My Life in Publishing and How I fought Censorship" (OR Books) and digs deeper into the world of publishing.

literaturha.us/news-list/2019/deeper-into-literary-publishing

04/04/2019

Evergreen's candidates for excision from the language:
1. weaponize/weaponization;
2. hydrate.

The Other 98%
04/02/2019
The Other 98%

The Other 98%

Not only did this jury find that punching Nazis* is both morally and legally justifiable it turns out to be shockingly affordable.

NEW STUFF IS UP
03/27/2019
NEW STUFF IS UP

NEW STUFF IS UP

  Joyce Johnson writes about her Memories of Sexual Oppression, not as a victim or even a survivor, but as a woman who chose to believe in herself.

Untitled Album
03/10/2019

Untitled Album

Where’s such madness that senselessness can be set to verse by someoneAssign the meaning of the bird of not-there-ness...
03/07/2019

Where’s such madness that senselessness can be set to verse by someone
Assign the meaning of the bird of not-there-ness to existence, someone
— Ghalib (1797-1869)

In Evergreen's just-posted issue, the critic and translator Anand observes: "When words are placed in an ever-shifting field of allusions, best not be blinded by the pursuit of meaning."
https://evergreenreview.com/read/three-ghazals/

Our rebellious pals at the publisher Badlands Unlimited (which no longer participates in "social media," so if you want ...
02/18/2019

Our rebellious pals at the publisher Badlands Unlimited (which no longer participates in "social media," so if you want to learn more, head to their website https://badlandsunlimited.com/) have the best possible way to celebrate the holiday, in our view.

Evergreen at HACO March 8
02/18/2019
Evergreen at HACO March 8

Evergreen at HACO March 8

And a reminder: Evergreen's imprint Foxrock Books, featuring exclusive books by Samuel Beckett•Marguerite Duras•Kenzaburō Ōe•Robert Coover•Michael Coffey AND facsimile editions of the first three Evergreens from 1957 are on sale online via our friends at OR Books.  

02/13/2019

MARCH 8. Save it. Why? Because there's going to be a Brooklyn reading you won't want to miss featuring Lisa Dierbeck, Minerva Martínez, Joyce Johnson and Evergreen's very own e-in-c, the charmingly ferocious if not ferociously charming Dale Peck. Where? HACO NYC, 31 Grand Street, Brooklyn.

Best poster we've seen in a while. From artist Lydia Moyer
01/08/2019

Best poster we've seen in a while. From artist Lydia Moyer

Nice note on Evergreen in Lou Reed bio by Anthony DeCurtis--thank you, Michelle Sierra Laffitte, for pointing it out!
01/07/2019

Nice note on Evergreen in Lou Reed bio by Anthony DeCurtis--thank you, Michelle Sierra Laffitte, for pointing it out!

We need your love, but also your tax-deductible dollars to keep us ad-free and without paywalls: join the hundreds who s...
12/13/2018

We need your love, but also your tax-deductible dollars to keep us ad-free and without paywalls: join the hundreds who support the publication.

Delighted to report that Susan Bernofsky has been awarded the Modern Language Association's 2018 Lois Roth Award for her...
12/12/2018
Go, Went, Gone – Evergreen Review

Delighted to report that Susan Bernofsky has been awarded the Modern Language Association's 2018 Lois Roth Award for her translation of Jenny Erpenbeck's novel GO, WENT, GONE --read an excerpt of it at Evergreen Review!

When Richard gets home that evening, he can’t remember how the conversation even started. He hadn’t wanted to knock on any more doors behind which men were sleeping. On his way downstairs, he saw the thin man with the broom, sweeping the uninhabited second floor as if he had all the time in the ...

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