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NEWSLETTER

IO SPECIAL ISSUE

Jim Bogan and Fred Goss are editing a special Blake issue of IO which they have announced as follows.

Greetings: Almost 200 years ago William Blake engraved these prophetic words: “Rouze up, O Young Men of the New Age! set your foreheads against the ignorant Hirelings; For we have Hirelings in the Camp, the Court, and the University, who would, if they could, for ever depress Mental and prolong Corporeal War.” In response to Blake’s summons, number 29 of the IO series will be a Blake issue which will gather some of the sparks of inspiration that are flying from Los’ hammer in this new age. We are interested in any work that makes use of energies sympathetically awakened by contact with Blake’s works/spirit. The meeting might be as direct as Ginsberg’s visitation by Blake in Harlem or as indirect, say, as Snyder’s “It” arising from the reading of a Blake poem during a storm.

The traditional concerns of IO may certainly be focused on Blake: cabala, alchemy, astrology, anthropology, psychology, shamanism, intuitive scholarship. We are looking for prose, verse, and black/white graphics. Forms may include: poems, creative essays, aphorisms, meditations, inspired scholarship beyond the MLA mold, speculations, jokes, maps, charts, dreams, visions, experiences when reading Blake aloud—PRIMARY RESPONSES. A second emphasis of the issue will be works that provide ways into Blake for those who would like guides high in clarity and low in jive. Subjects of interest here are Blake’s prosody, myth-structures, the sexes, the evolution of his understandings, etc.

Send submissions at your earliest convenience or whenever they blossom. Deadline: 15 February 1981.[e] Please include stamped, self-addressed envelope. Kindly pass the word along to anyone you know who might be interested in contributing to this project. SWEET JOYS BEFALL THEE, JIM BOGAN/FRED GOSS, ART DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ROLLA, ROLLA, MO. 65401.

Print Edition

  • Publisher
  • Department of English, University of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
    • Editors
    • Morris Eaves
    • Morton D. Paley
    • Editorial Assistant in Charge
    • Susan Corban
    • Editorial Assistants
    • Wayne Erickson
    • Wendy Jones
    • Kris Lackey
    • Bibliographer
    • Thomas L. Minnick
    • Review Editor
    • Nelson Hilton
    • Associate Editor for Great Britain
    • Frances A. Carey
    • Contributors
    • David Bindman
    • Detlef Dörrbecker
    • David V. Erdman
    • Jenijoy La Belle
    • Thomas V. Lange
    • Raymond Lister
    • Thomas L. Minnick
    • Morton D. Paley
    • Dennis M. Read
    • Leonard M. Trawick
    • Nicholas O. Warner
    • Kasumitsu Watarai
    • Andrew Wilton

    Digital Edition

    • Editors:
    • Morris Eaves, University of Rochester
    • Robert Essick, University of California, Riverside
    • Joseph Viscomi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Managing Editor
    • Joe Fletcher
    • Assistant Editor Editor
    • Michael Fox
    • Previous Project Manager and Technical Editor
    • William Shaw
    • Adam McCune
    • Managing Editor Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly
    • Sarah Jones
    • Project Director and Assistant Project Manager
    • Grant Glass
    • Project Coordinator, University of Rochester:
    • Eric Loy
    • Scanning:
    • UNC Digital Production Center
    • XML Encoding:
    • Apex CoVantage
    • Additional Transcription:
    • Adam McCune
    • Jennifer Park
    • Emendations:
    • Rachael Isom
    • Mary Learner
    • Adam McCune
    • Ashley Reed
    • Jennifer Park
    • Scott Robinson
    • XSLT Development:
    • Adam McCune
    • Joseph Ryan
    • William Shaw
    • PHP and Solr Development:
    • Michael Fox
    • Adam McCune
    • Project Assistants:
    • Lauren Cameron,
    • Rachael Isom,
    • Mary Learner,
    • Jennifer Park,
    • Ashley Reed,
    • Adair Rispoli,
    • Scott Robinson
    • Sponsors
    • Funders
    • Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly
    • William Blake Archive
    • Carolina Digital Library and Archives
    • Use Restrictions
    • Copyright © 2019 Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly, all rights reserved. Items in this digital edition may be shared in accordance with the Fair Use provisions of U.S. copyright law. Redistribution or republication on other terms, in any medium, requires express written consent from the editors and advance notification of the publisher. Permission to reproduce the graphic images in this digital edition rests with the owning institutions.