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We are pleased to announce the digital reissue of all of the original twenty hard copy issues of the journal, M/E/A/N/I/N/G, which were published from 1986-1996, on Jacket2 Reissues, an archival platform for magazines committed to poetry and poetics.
Reissues editor Danny Snelson provides a little background on the journal:
This is a wonderful opportunity to sample the full range of material published in the journal including many writings that were not collected in M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory, and Criticism, published by Duke University Press in 2000. The reissue places writings by Mira Schor, Amelia Jones, Johanna Drucker, Thomas McEvilley, Faith Wilding, Susan Bee, Charles Bernstein, and many others into their original context, historically and critically, including texts that have since been republished in other anthologies and collections as well as significant early texts that have not been reprinted elsewhere. The reissue on Jacket2 also makes available for the first time the many book reviews, which were a regular feature of M/E/A/N/I/N/G. We take note also of writings by artists and art historians who have since died, including Leon Golub, Nancy Spero, and Thomas McEvilley, and we are amazed at the diversity and sheer number of artists, art historians, poets and critics we published in M/E/A/N/I/N/G over the ten years of its hard copy existence, people who were famous, and people who were just emerging artists, people who were part of our extended network of artistic and intellectual communities and who helped create the community of M/E/A/N/I/N/G.
With text, cover, and logo designed by Susan Bee, the magazine measured 8.5" by 11" perfect bound with the exception of the first four side stapled issues. The final "visual forum" double issue featured a single image from most contributors in alphabetical order alongside a thorough index to the full run of the magazine compiled by Anne Tardos. Each cover was a different and distinctive color.
Full issues of M/E/A/N/I/N/G are available for download or browsing. The index to each issue retains the formatting of the contents as printed in the magazine, including original pagination. Each PDF is fully searchable and bookmarked for easy navigation to individual works within the magazine. This reissue was scanned by Amelia Bentley and Ben Filreis and edited by Danny Snelson with the support of Charles Bernstein and the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania.
A limited number of complete sets of the original issues of M/E/A/N/I/N/G as well as individual copies of most but not all of the issues are for sale from the editors: for information, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org