Esopus 25 Now In Bookstores

May 3, 2018

The print run for Esopus 25 was completed in late March, and the issue is now hitting bookstores. The largest and most dynamic Esopus ever, it includes artist's projects by Noriko Ambe, Paolo Arao, Tina Barney, John Edmonds, Elizabeth Ferry, and Anish Kapoor; new writing by Francine Prose; brand-new installments of the regular series "Guarded Opinions" (art commentary by guards from the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum); "Modern Artifacts" (devoted to MoMA's groundbreaking Junior Council volunteer program); and “Public Access” (featuring never-before-seen gems from the Vladimir Nabakov papers in the New York Public Library’s esteemed Berg Collection). The issue will also include: a portfolio of work by an undiscovered Georgia-based artist brought to our attention by David Naugle (who readers may recall introduced us in 2005 to the then-unknown Mark Hogancamp); a selection of Timothy Leary's Tao Te Ching poems from the Ludlow Santo Domingo collection of psychedelia at Harvard University; an unpublished satirical script from the early ’90s (printed in facsimile) by Jill and Faith Soloway (Transparent); a piece on the teatro povero of the Tuscan villlage of Monticchiello; a suite of song lyrics and images by the Atlanta-based artist Lonnie Holley; and 100 frames from the award-winning 2014 film Force Majeure by Swedish director Ruben Östlund (introduced by Alex Witchel). The issue closes with an audio compilation featuring brand-new songs inspired by jokes from a range of musicians, including Peter Silberman (The Antlers), Alicia Walter, and Joseph Keckler, with an introduction by comedian, actor, and musician Demetri Martin. PREVIEW THE ISSUE