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Periodically Speaking: Literary Magazine Editors Introduce Emerging Writers at The New York Public Library


New York, NY—The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses [clmp] and The New York Public Library present Periodically Speaking, a reading series providing a major venue for emerging writers to present their work while emphasizing the diversity of America’s literary magazines and the magazine collections of The New York Public Library. Each event presents writers from three influential literary magazines—one poet, one fiction writer, one nonfiction writer—introduced by their editors.


Program I
Tuesday, April 14th, 6 – 7:30 pm
DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room, The New York Public Library,
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd
(Please use Fifth Avenue entrance; admittance is free)



Darkly comic yet cuttingly sad, accessible yet challenging, Redivider, named after the longest single-word palindrome in the English language, aims to be as intriguing, offbeat, and compulsively readable as the personal ads. Intelligent and eclectic, our writers take risks. Redivider is polyvocal and compelling, so much so that we bet you’ll read each issue cover to cover.


Editor Joe Gallagher introduces fiction writer Rachel Cantor.


Broken Bridge Review

Broken Bridge Review, devoted to publishing and encouraging emerging writers, has transformed itself from an annual into a journal that produces elegant, single-author folios tri-annually. With the support of the E. E. Ford Foundation and Pomfret School, BBR also sponsors a national poetry contest and Summer Arts/Writing programs for students and teachers in independent and public high schools.


Editor Brad Davis introduces poet Dan Manchester.



Canteen redefines the literary magazine. We ask accomplished writers to reveal their creative process, and we pair that insight with the best new work in fiction, poetry, art, and photography—all designed to look more like a fine art book than a dusty journal.


Editor Stephen Pierson introduces nonfiction writer Justin Taylor.



Mark the next Periodically Speaking programs on your calendar: Tuesday, May 12th, and Tuesday, June 9th.



This series is made possible in part by support from the New York State Council for the Arts, a state agency; the new york city Department of Cultural Affairs; The New York Public Library; and Friends of [clmp], a diverse group of individuals committed to supporting independent literary publishing.