Thursday, November 10, 2011

Big Bridge

Dear Friends of Big Bridge,

It’s that time again for our annual request for donations to help us keep Big Bridge going.

We greatly appreciate any amount you can contribute during these difficult economic times. Thanks so much to all who donated the last time we made a call for donations. Your contributions helped pay our Webmaster, and server fees.

Information on how to donate is at the bottom of this email.

Here are some highlights of what is to come in the 15th Anniversary Issue of Big Bridge due out in Spring 2012:

bridge work, a feature poetry chapbook by Andrei Codrescu, with illustrations by Nancy Victoria Davis

Voices for Change: A Contemporary Anthology of Moroccan Poets, edited by El Habib Louai

Guest Editor, Ampat Varghese will offering up a fine selection of New Wave Indian Writing

Jonathan Penton will manifest Cuyahoga Burning, a feature on current Ohio literature

We are honored to present an anthology of Tibetan Poets in Exile, from guest editor Teresa Chuc Dowell

Brian Unger will grace Big Bridge with another installation of Excerpts from the Philip Whalen Journals

Poetry from Japan, A Contemporary Anthology of Japanese Poetry will be a special guest edit by Jane Nakagawa

Guest editor, Adam Cornford will present a special feature “Neo-Surrealism and the Politics of The Marvelous”

Susan Deer Cloud will guest edit a Native American Anthology of poetry, prose, art and articles.

Thomas Devaney will be editing an exploratory anthology of contemporary tree poems.

Guest editor, Bonnie Finberg will be presenting 20 POETS, a poetry anthology dedicated to Akilah Oliver which will include poems by Jim Harrison, John Yau, Steve Dalachinsky, Bob Holman, Alice Notley, Patricia Spears Jones, Lynn Crawford, Louise Landis Levi and more.

And the compelling artist, Jim Spitzer, will be back with his tour de force project of art and text: THE BOOK: 40 PAGES

Plus! A mindbending gallery of visual splendor from Paris-Tsunami Book’s Henrik Aeshna.

As you know, Big Bridge is always free to readers. Please support Big Bridge, so we can keep giving you all we’ve got!

All donations are greatly appreciated!

BONUS: Donations of $20 dollars or more will get you a copy of Goofbook for Jack Kerouac by Philip Whalen.

Please, donate now if you can!

There are two ways to donate.

You can send a check to Big Bridge, Box 870, Guerneville, CA 95446
Please make checks payable to Committee on Poetry, our fiscal sponsor, a 501(c) 3 Corporation.


You can go to Big Bridge Donation page at: and make a donation via Paypal.

Thanks to our fiscal sponsor, all donations are tax-deductible.

Thank you for your support.

Love and Peace,

Michael & Terri