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Jacket2's January 2019 reading period

Jacket2 welcomes unsolicited queries during the month of January 2019. 

Jacket2 welcomes unsolicited queries during the month of January 2019. We are especially (though not exclusively) interested in queries of the following kinds:

— Reviews of recent books or anthologies of poetics criticism and theory

— Reviews and articles devoted to poets and poetries outside the US

— Reviews, articles, or essays that put texts, authors, movements in conversation

— Coauthored reviews or essays

Jacket2's January 2018 reading period

Photo by Amanda Silberling.
Photo by Amanda Silberling.

Jacket2 welcomes unsolicited queries during the month of January 2018.

Jacket2 welcomes unsolicited queries during the month of January 2018. We are especially (though not exclusively) interested in queries of the following kinds:

— Reviews of recent poetics criticism and theory

— Reviews of recent anthologies of poetry, poetics, and criticism

— Reviews and articles devoted to poets and poetries outside the US

— Reviews, articles, or essays that put texts, authors, movements in conversation

— Coauthored reviews or essays

Call for papers: Extreme Texts

Jacket2 is seeking short scholarly articles, essays, belletristic documents, creative responses, and ephemera concerned with “Extreme Texts.” This call welcomes writing on, about, and as “Extremity” in its multifarious meanings and implications, from the material to the ideological, from the word’s connotations as “catastrophe” or “limit event” to its denotation as “the farthest point” something can go.

Guest editor Divya Victor is curating a J2 feature on extremity; below, an excerpt from the call, viewable here:

John Ashbery, 1927–2017

Here at Jacket2 we were saddened to learn of John Ashbery’s passing at age 90 this weekend. A prolific and visionary poet, Ashbery has captivated us from the very beginning; few could imagine contemporary poetics without him. Today, we look back at some of our celebrations of Ashbery at JacketJacket2, and PennSound. 

Here at Jacket2 we were saddened to learn of John Ashbery’s passing at age 90 this weekend. A prolific and visionary poet, Ashbery has captivated us from the very beginning; few could imagine contemporary poetics without him. Today, we look back at some of our celebrations of Ashbery at JacketJacket2, and PennSound. 

Our front-page Archive section is currently all-Ashbery; it’s replicated below:

Turn of the century; end of the millennium

A look back at 'Jacket' in 1999

1999 was a great year for Jacket poets, even if it was a bit of a wild year outside. Some sectors speculated that the Y2K bug would spell the end of the Internet — and the end of Jacket by default — but more than that, the last year of the millennium was a time for reflection. It evoked a sense of nostalgia and a near-obligatory need to look back at the figurative footsteps in the sand. Jacket published issues 6–9 that year (January, April, July, and October), so why not take a moment to look back at the poets who were likewise looking back? 

1999 was a great year for Jacket poets, even if it was a bit of a wild year outside. Some sectors speculated that the Y2K bug would spell the end of the Internet — and the end of Jacket by default — but more than that, the last year of the millennium was a time for reflection. It evoked a sense of nostalgia and a near-obligatory need to look back at the figurative footsteps in the sand.