WOLFMAN NEW LIFE QUARTERLY

Wolfman New Life Quarterly is a literary arts quarterly of profiles, columns, reviews, features, as well as selected poetry, fiction, art portfolios and non-fiction, focusing on the intersection of arts and community, while highlighting the exuberant, overlooked, experimental margins. It’s locally centered in the Bay Area, but reaches far beyond.

Interested in carrying our magazine at your store? It is distributed through Small Changes Inc. and Small Press Distribution!

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ISSUE 1: Winter 2017

new writing from
Lindsey Boldt, Justin Carder, Matt Carney, Pia Cortez, Leora Friedman, Madeline Gobbo, Blair Johnson, Jacob Kahn, Jordan Karnes, Rachel Khong, Nicole Lavelle, Tara Marsden, Louise McCune, Margaret McCarthy, Holly Meadows-Smith, Claire Mullen, Zoé Samudzi, Avery Trufelman, Miranda Tsang, Leila Weefur, Maya Weeks, Jennifer Williams, and Akande X

conversations with
Stephen Steinbrink, Jennifer Williams, Jenny Odell, Abdullah Shakur, Umeko Motoyoshi, Jeff Cheung, Gabriel Ramirez, Jessie Alsop, Lena Sok, Yalie Kamara, Sarah Simon, and Astrid Elisabeth

art by
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Samantha Espinoza,  Abdullah Shakur, Paolo Yumol, @laurencesss, and Coco Spencer

books curated by
Rachel Khong

 

BOOKS

Wolfman Books is a small press dedicated to hybrid and experimental non-fiction, poetry, and artist books, largely but not exclusively focused on Bay Area writers and artists. 

Interested in carrying our books at your store? They are distributed through Small Press Distribution!

  Black Aesthetic Season II    Various Authors, ed Zo é  Samudzi    $12.00     Essays/Poetry/Criticism/Black Studies    Essays about and interviews with contemporary Black filmmakers by artists, writers and filmmakers. The second book based on The Black Aesthetic Film Series. 

THE BLACK AESTHETIC SEASON II

Edited Zoé Samudzi

The Black Aesthetic Season II is composed of personal essays, critical responses, interviews, and artistic ephemera in response to the second season of The Black Aesthetic Film Series, which showcased films made by contemporary independent Black filmmakers and attempts to define and demarcate boundaries around “Black” aesthetics.

Contributors include Zoé Samudzi, Christian Johnson, Leila Weefur, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Ismail Muhammad, Ra Malika Imhotep, Jamal Batts, Shah Noor Hussein, Ryanaustin Dennis, Ed Ntiri (photographs)

Responding to the films of Brontez Purnell, Anaiis Cisco, Jehnovah Carlisle, Yetunde Olagbaju, Summer Mason and more.

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THE BIGNESS OF THINGS: New Narrative and Visual Culture

Edited by Daniel Benjamin and Eric Sneathen

The Bigness of Things surveys the intersection of New Narrative, San Francisco’s queer- and punk-infused writing avant-garde, and visual culture, through photographs and essays on visual art, literary journals, and film.

Essays by Matt Sussman, Brandon Callender, Jamie Townsend, Stephanie Young, Ismail Muhammad, Syd Staiti, Brandon Brown

Art from the Homes of Bruce Boone, Robert Glück, Jocely Saidenberg, Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian

Stills from the Films of Marc Huestis, Abigail Child, Cecilia Dougherty, and Leslie Singer

  Black Aesthetic Season One     Various Authors, ed. Ryanaustin Dennis    $12.00     Essays/Poetry/Criticism/Black Studies    Essays and responses to historic/marginalized/underappreciated Black independent film by artists, writers and filmmakers. The first book based on The Black Aesthetic Film Series. 

Black Aesthetic Season One

Various Authors, ed. Ryanaustin Dennis

$12.00

Essays/Poetry/Criticism/Black Studies

Essays and responses to historic/marginalized/underappreciated Black independent film by artists, writers and filmmakers. The first book based on The Black Aesthetic Film Series. 

SOLD OUT!

BLACK AESTHETIC SEASON ONE: Black Women in Film

Edited by Ryanaustin Dennis

In Black Aesthetic Season One, a new generation of Black artists, critics, and thinkers responds to the deeply influential and often forgotten legacy of 20th century Black film. It is at once a critical companion to independent Black film and a collective investigation into the multiplicity of Black identities through essays, interviews, poetry, screenplay, visual ephemera and photographic stills.

Contributors include Ryanaustin Dennis, Christian Johnson, Anaiis Cisco, Yetunde Olagbaju, Jamal Batts, Malika Imhotep, Jordan Brown, Leila Weefur, and Soleil Summer (cover)

Films in the series Drylongso by Cauleen Smith, Short Films by Cecilia Emeke, Bush Mama by Heile Gerima, Ganja and Hess by Bill Gunn, All My Babies: A Midwife’s Own Story by George C. Stone, Daughters of the Dust by Julie Dash, Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. by Leslie Harris, She’s Gotta Have It by Spike Lee

  Maximum Sunlight    Meagan Day w/ Hannah Klein    $18.00    Non-fiction    A searching journalistic portrait of tiny Tonopah, Nevada w/ full page color photographic spreads

Maximum Sunlight

Meagan Day w/ Hannah Klein

$18.00

Non-fiction

A searching journalistic portrait of tiny Tonopah, Nevada w/ full page color photographic spreads

MAXIMUM SUNLIGHT

Text by Meagan Day with photographs by Hannah Klein

Included in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017 !

Maximum Sunlight is a timely and incisive portrait of the people, communities, anxieties, and contradictions that make up what many think of—now, more than ever, after the 2016 election—as rural white America. Told through a series of candid interviews and sharp observations of town life in tiny Tonopah, Nevada, journalist Meagan Day (Jacobin Magazine) and photographer Hannah Klein create a book that is both traditional reportage and searching portrait of this eccentric and yet archetypal desert town.

150 pages • 35 color spreads

  A Circuit Of Yields    Jacob Kahn w/ Jack Metcalf    $12.00    Poetry     Incantatory vignettes, lurid advice columns and remonstrative dirges for giants, with strange guidebook-style illustrations

A Circuit Of Yields

Jacob Kahn w/ Jack Metcalf

$12.00

Poetry

Incantatory vignettes, lurid advice columns and remonstrative dirges for giants, with strange guidebook-style illustrations

A CIRCUIT OF YIELDS:
Conventional Wisdom for Giants

Poetry by Jacob Kahn with illustrations by Jack Metcalf

A Circuit of Yields: Conventional Wisdom for Giants is a book of incantatory vignettes, lurid advice columns and remonstrative dirges for giants. Kahn's poems are equally matched in their whirling obsessiveness by Metcalf's strange guidebook-style illustrations.

FORTHCOMING BOOKS

 

Anti Lab
Sarah Burke and Holly Meadows-Smith

Relations: An Atmospheric Anthology
Black Salt Collective

 

EDITIONS

We also publish Wolfman Editions, small-run artist editions, objects, and publications that often feature the work of resident or exhibiting artists. 

  The Sacred Categories: A Handbook for Organizing Religious Experience    Patricia Sazani    $14.00    Edition of drawings and imprints    As a Wolfman Art Machine Resident, multi-genre artist and writer, Patricia Sazani worked on a project based on her massive, ongoing, speculative world-building-art-project.

The Sacred Categories: A Handbook for Organizing Religious Experience

Patricia Sazani

$14.00

Edition of drawings and imprints

As a Wolfman Art Machine Resident, multi-genre artist and writer, Patricia Sazani worked on a project based on her massive, ongoing, speculative world-building-art-project.

  Ten Postcards    Miles Mattison    $12.00    Ten photographic postcards of connective technology and forces, with hand-drawn labels, and a short essay by the artist.

Ten Postcards

Miles Mattison

$12.00

Ten photographic postcards of connective technology and forces, with hand-drawn labels, and a short essay by the artist.

  The Blues Presents The Blues    Marissa Magic and Max Nordile    $2.00-$20.00     Flash Drive, poster, and blue trash in a hand-printed envelope.

The Blues Presents The Blues

Marissa Magic and Max Nordile

$2.00-$20.00


Flash Drive, poster, and blue trash in a hand-printed envelope.

  When I Speak of the Cruel Red Light of Suffering    The Third Thing    $7.00    Poster printed double-sided on fine, greenish paper, with performance stills and an essay by the artists on the reverse.

When I Speak of the Cruel Red Light of Suffering

The Third Thing

$7.00

Poster printed double-sided on fine, greenish paper, with performance stills and an essay by the artists on the reverse.

  Ladies!    Judy Bals    $8.00    18"x24" newsprint poster

Ladies!

Judy Bals

$8.00

18"x24" newsprint poster

  Thin Leather    Grace Rosario Perkins w/ Olen Perkins    $10.00    Zine and Poster – Paintings between daughter and father, production images, family photos, and an essay about Native Art, lost language, and family connection.

Thin Leather

Grace Rosario Perkins w/ Olen Perkins

$10.00

Zine and Poster – Paintings between daughter and father, production images, family photos, and an essay about Native Art, lost language, and family connection.

  ll Of The Secret Spots    Zoe Dering    $12.00    17x24 poster with photos about skating spots and urban life, and an essay by the artist on the reverse.

ll Of The Secret Spots

Zoe Dering

$12.00

17x24 poster with photos about skating spots and urban life, and an essay by the artist on the reverse.