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.
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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
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
Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Samantha Espinoza, Abdullah Shakur, Paolo Yumol, @laurencesss, and Coco Spencer
books curated by
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.
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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.
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: 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
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:
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.
Sarah Burke and Holly Meadows-Smith
Relations: An Atmospheric Anthology
Black Salt Collective