Synopses & Reviews
Open City is a New York City-based literary magazine praised by the Village Voice for its "athletic balance of hipster glamour and highbrow esoterica." Open City #21 features stories by Joseph Clark, Phillip Lopate, Victoria Floethe, JoeAnn Hart, Martijn Hendriks, David Nutt, Véronique Ovaldé (translated by Lorin Stein), Jessica Shattuck, Rachel Sherman, Matthew Zapruder; roadie tour diaries by David A. Fitschen; and poetry by Noah Blaustein, Heather Bourbeau, Brian Carey Chung, Bryan D. Dietrich, Matt Miller, Ben Nachumi, Alex Phillips, Nick Tosches, and Elizabeth Willis.
The best place to look for the classic authors of tomorrow, Open City is crucial for readers who want to stay on the cutting edge of the literary world. With a youthful sense of style and humor unusual among most serious literary journals, the stories and poetry featured here are all at once delightful, entertaining, thought provoking, and moving. Open City was founded by the writers Robert Bingham, Thomas Beller, and Daniel Pinchbeck and is edited by Thomas Beller and Joanna Yas. Open City #21 features poetry by Nick Tosches, Chris Stroffolino, and Crystal Curry; stories by Rachel Blake, Susan Chamandy, Bret Anthony Johnston, and Leslie Dormen; artwork by Mark Solotroff, Marcellus Hall, and Stu Mead; and a special section: Writing from the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Brazil).