Readings from Justin Jamail, Thomas Devaney & Jiwon Choi
The first issue of Hanging Loose magazine was published in 1966. The name was inspired by the format -- mimeographed loose pages in a cover envelope -- and that, in turn, was inspired by a very low budget. But the format was also meant to get across a point of view: that poetry is for now, not for the Ages. Hanging loose has published some 220 books and 107 issues -- well over 10,000 pages of poetry, prose, and art -- of Hanging Loose magazine.
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