Toad Suck Review #2 is now out! It’s bigger than before, shinier than before, and chock-full of the most cutting-edge lit in 2012! We have work by the legendary Charles Bukowski, Amiri Baraka, Shepard Fairey, Anne Waldman, and Louis-Ferdinand Céline!
Other authors and artists include Dan Chaon, Craig Paulenich, Richard Kostelanetz, Patrick Hicks, Katie Fallon, Tim Dardis, Nat Hardy, Andrew Hill, Gary McCullough, Christian Blades, Sharon Andrews, C. Prozac, Vincent Cellucci, Roy Trask, Conor Woody, Thomas Cochran, Frank Thurmond, Joaoa Cerqueira, Francie Bolter, Juned Subhan, Debangana Banerjee, Kirby Olson, Karen Lillis, Mike Topp, the Dirty Poet, Brenda Hammack, M. Benedict, Court Merrigan, Terry Wright, Kate LaDew, Karen Bennett, Kelvin Krill, B. Frank, Alan Britt, Angie Spoto and Ileana Ioana! This issue premiers our new eco and translation sections, in addition to poetry, fiction, essays, photos, artwork, reviews, the world!
In other news, lifetime subscriptions are now only $75, and we’re selling ad space for $50 a half-page or $100 a full page. Ordering info is below. Stay tuned to toadsuckreview.org for info on all our upcoming events! Viva La Toad in 2012!
Copies can be purchased at a discount ($10 per issue) at the Campus Bookstore or ordered directly from the address below for $15 per issue (no shipping and handling necessary, but add $13 for international orders). Make checks payable to “UCA” or send a PayPal payment to email@example.com.
Toad Suck Review
Department of Writing
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey Street
Conway, AR 72035
Mark Spitzer, Editor in Chief
John Vanderslice, Associate Editor
Tim Thornes, Scanmaster
Rex Rose, Webmaster
(named in honor of the great Toad Suck region of Central Arkansas)
Toad Suck Review is a national/international literary journal published by the Department of Writing in the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Central Arkansas. Its mission is to publish the most cutting-edge works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations and reviews in the Universe.
The 2011 debut of issue #1 (the “transitional issue”) marks the beginning of an annual literary phenomenon. Born from the legendary Exquisite Corpse Annual (whose editor in chief was the iconic Andrei Codrescu), which the Writing Department published from 2008 to 2010, “the Toad” now takes the place of “the Corpse” in an historic evolution that has established UCA as a major player in the literary arts.
Toad Suck Review is open to diverse styles and voices and is committed to showcasing Arkansas talent alongside myriad international luminaries. The editors intend to develop an “eco-edge,” while publishing scholarship and artwork as well as traditional genres. Like its predecessor, the review’s quixotic sense of humor and multi-cultural intrigue will continue! Meanwhile, as always, there will be regular local and national literary events ranging from panels to readings to rockfests to launchapaloozas. The review offers three assistant editor positions per year; two for student interns at UCA, and one for a Hendrix intern in the summer.
Issue #1 contains a star-spangled line up of emerging and established writers. Poet laureates include Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, Antler and C.D. Wright. Other renowned writers include Xaviera Hollander, Lyn Lifshin, Kevin Brockmeier, Marck Beggs, Jack Collom, David Gessner, Leticia Luna, Jacques Prévert, Norman Shapiro, Daniel Grandbois, William Lychack, Willie Smith, Mike Topp and Davis Schneiderman. Toad Suck Review is also proud to include cover art by Johnnie M. Gray and Julee Jaeger, as well as masterpieces by Alfredo Bedoya, Jose Beduya, Perrin Carrell, Cathy Day, Stephanie Vanderslice, Anna Leahy, Menachem Feuer, Bernard Reed, Timothy Snediker, Toshiya Kamei, Myron Michael, David X. Machina, Kelvin Krill, C. Prozak, Mr. Stir Fry and Poetry Class.
Copies can be purchased at a discount ($10 per issue) at the Campus Bookstore or ordered directly from the address above for $15 per issue (no shipping and handling necessary, but add $13 for international orders). Make checks payable to “UCA” or send a PayPal payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lifetime subscriptions are $100.
BACK ISSUES AVAILABLE!!!
EXQUISITE CORPSE ANNUAL #2, 2010
Issue #2 of Exquisite Corpse Annual features artwork by R. Crumb, a blockbuster feature on Jan Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson’s last letter, and poetry by Ed Sanders, Bernadette Mayer, Anne Waldman, Bill Lavender, Debra Di Blasi, Eleanor Nauen, Mike Topp, and John Vanderslice. Prose by Steve Katz, Gerald Nicosia, Tyrone Jaeger, Gretchen Henderson, Larry Betz, Andrei Plesu, Pat Nolan, Kevin P.Q. Phelan, Brook Wilensky-Lanford, Jared Schickling and Hariette Surovell!! $10 a piece if ordered directly from Toad Suck Headquarters.
EXQUISITE CORPSE ANNUAL #1, 2009
Exquisite Corpse Annual #1 includes artwork by Ralph Steadman and Joel Lipman; poetry by Diane di Prima, Bill Berkson, Alice Notley, Mike Topp, Jim Gustafson, Ruxandra Cesereanu; prose by Jerome Rothenberg, Willie Smith, Aram Saroyan, Robin Becker, Garry Craig Powell, Bob May, Lance Olsen, Davis Schneiderman, and more more more! $10 a piece if ordered directly from Toad Suck Headquarters.