May 15, 2014

20140515-100158.jpg We were in the city for the day and I had a bit of free time so I picked up the latest copy of the PARIS REVIEW for my reading time at Hawthorne. It is always filled with interesting and inspirational original writing, poetry, interviews and artwork. It is a literary magazine with a very visual twist.

This taken from their website.
Founded in Paris by Harold L. Humes, Peter Matthiessen, and George Plimpton in 1953, The Paris Review began with a simple editorial mission: “Dear reader,” William Styron wrote in a letter in the inaugural issue, “The Paris Review hopes to emphasize creative work—fiction and poetry—not to the exclusion of criticism, but with the aim in mind of merely removing criticism from the dominating place it holds in most literary magazines and putting it pretty much where it belongs, i.e., somewhere near the back of the book. I think The Paris Review should welcome these people into its pages: the good writers and good poets, the non-drumbeaters and non-axe-grinders. So long as they’re good.”

The issues are not yet available at the shops, but adding them has been on my “to-do” list so look for copies in the coming months.