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With most of the entirety of the published journal's contents read aloud by the authors, the FENCE audiobook/podcast continues to push boundaries in literary publishing. In continuous publication since 1998, Fence is a biannual print journal of poetry, fiction, art, and criticism that redefines the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. FENCE is committed to publishing from the outside and the inside of established communities of writing, seeking always to interrogate, collaborate with, and bedevil all the systems that bring new writing to light. As a non-profit, Fence is mandated to make decisions outside of the requirements of market force or capital concern, and only in keeping with its mission: to maintain a dedicated venue for writing and art that bears the clear variant mark of the individual’s response to their context; and to make that venue accessible to as many, and as widely, as possible so that this work can reach others, that they may be fully aware of how much is possible in writing and art; such that Fence publishes almost entirely from its unsolicited submissions; and is committed to publishing the literature and art of queer writers and writers of color. All material is (c) Fence Magazine, Incorporated. Fence Magazine's founder and editor-in-chief is Rebecca Wolff.This podcast was compiled and created by Jason Zuzga.

FENCE Magazine - Poetry Fiction Essay Other Jason Zuzga

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With most of the entirety of the published journal's contents read aloud by the authors, the FENCE audiobook/podcast continues to push boundaries in literary publishing. In continuous publication since 1998, Fence is a biannual print journal of poetry, fiction, art, and criticism that redefines the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. FENCE is committed to publishing from the outside and the inside of established communities of writing, seeking always to interrogate, collaborate with, and bedevil all the systems that bring new writing to light. As a non-profit, Fence is mandated to make decisions outside of the requirements of market force or capital concern, and only in keeping with its mission: to maintain a dedicated venue for writing and art that bears the clear variant mark of the individual’s response to their context; and to make that venue accessible to as many, and as widely, as possible so that this work can reach others, that they may be fully aware of how much is possible in writing and art; such that Fence publishes almost entirely from its unsolicited submissions; and is committed to publishing the literature and art of queer writers and writers of color. All material is (c) Fence Magazine, Incorporated. Fence Magazine's founder and editor-in-chief is Rebecca Wolff.This podcast was compiled and created by Jason Zuzga.

    4.3 Fence Sounds--Carly Stone, Hazel White, Leah Umansky, Dominic Jaeckle

    4.3 Fence Sounds--Carly Stone, Hazel White, Leah Umansky, Dominic Jaeckle

    In this episode, Carly Stone writes about David Byrne and mental dislocation, Hazel White writes about systemic violence, Leah Umansky shows us a flame within flame, and Diamanda LaBerge Dramm reads an excerpt from 36 Exposures, by Dominic Jaeckle. With music by Taraka. 

    1) Welcome to Paradise Lost
    Taraka

    Find out more here: https://www.taraka.org/

    2) The Mental Dislocation Is A Wonderful Feeling
    Carly Stone

    "This is good. You feel like your head has come off your body. Let your mind rearrange the proportions of the world. "

    Find the full work here: https://fenceportal.org/the-mental-dislocation-is-a-wonderful-feeling/

    3) This View/Uncomfortable
    Hazel White

    https://www.hazelwhite.com/

    4) Bird of One
    Leah Umansky

    "...be scared
    then, get over it"

    Find the full poem here: https://fenceportal.org/bird-of-one/

    5) Excerpt from 36 Exposures
    Dominic Jaeckle

    Find out more here: https://dominicjaeckle.com/36-Exposures

    6) Old Gloves, by Taraka

    This episode was produced by Ashley Mayne and Jason Zuzga
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    4.2 Fence Sounds -- the Best of Fence Online. Christopher Schmidt, Holly Mitchell, lexi welch

    4.2 Fence Sounds -- the Best of Fence Online. Christopher Schmidt, Holly Mitchell, lexi welch

    In series 4, we go off-book, beginning in the previous episode with the recording of a live reading given by Harmony Holliday and Ariana Reines. Here in 4.2, you have the chance to closely listen to three of the works that Fence has published directly to the website -- Christopher Schmidt's work transcends time and space, delving deeply into queer desire and sociality in turn of the century Brazil. Holly Mitchell engages the work of Matthew Rohrer, And lexi welch's tour-de-force piece combines woman's soccer with eros and complex sociality. 
     
    1 ) A Natural History of Cruising
    CHRISTOPHER SCHMIDT
    "An attractive figure rounds the corner. Is he? Yes, very. Your gaze locks in his. The moment dilates. Take in the hooded eyes, the aquiline nose. Zero the body..."

    Find the full essay here: https://fenceportal.org/a-natural-history-of-cruising/

    More on Christopher Schmidt: 
    slopeeditions.org/current-titles/the-next-in-line-by-christopher-schmidtgoodreads.com/book/show/6408040-the-next-in-linetwitter.com/bychrisschmidtnewyorkschoolpoets.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/christopher-schmidts-new-book-on-the-poetics-of-waste-in-ashbery-schuyler-and-others/2 ) By Accident Here I Am Again: Holly Mitchell's Centos of Matthew Rohrer's The Sky Contains the Plans 
    Holly Mitchell with Matthew Rohrer April 5, 2021 Elecment #9

    Find the full work with images here: https://fencedigital.com/2021/04/05/elecment-by-accident-here-i-am-again-holly-mitchells-centos-of-matthew-rohrers-the-sky-contains-the-plans/
    hollyrmitchell.wordpress.com/www.wavepoetry.com/products/matthew-rohrerpoetryproject.org/people/holly-mitchell3) "Snake and Ladder World" by Sasha Pearl from the album Friendship Street 
    usspearl.bandcamp.com/track/snake-and-ladder-world 4 ) ASTROTURF by LEXI WELCH
    The full work with images:  https://fenceportal.org/astroturf/
    twitter.com/lexiwelchmmmmlexiwelch.info/"Astroturf eats sun like a late meal. The heat greets my left cheek, right cheek rushes with soiled roadway breeze, I reconcile two or more feelings..."

    5) "Deep Hollow" by Tarika from her self-titled debut album. You can find out more at her website, Taraka.org
    soundcloud.com/user-416261753/13-deep-hollowyoutube.com/watch?v=3dRaphl-MQ8Taraka.org

    This episode was produced by Ashley Mayne and Jason Zuzga.



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    4.1 Fence Sounds -Harmony Holiday and Ariana Reines: A Live Fence Reading. May 14, 2022

    4.1 Fence Sounds -Harmony Holiday and Ariana Reines: A Live Fence Reading. May 14, 2022

    The time is 6:51 pm, eastern daylight savings time, May 14, 2022, lull in covid, spring. The location is a non-profit library and workspace, Wendy's Subway, located at 379 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206.
    The speakers you will hear are Rebecca Wolff, Ariana Reines, Sade, and Harmony Holiday. 
     Ariana will be reading from her new manuscript-in-progress, The Rose, and Harmony will be reading from her newly published epic, Maafa, from Fence Books. 
    Fence Sounds, a podcast, is produced by Fence Magazine, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Learn more at fenceportal.org about all the Fence Publications, which include Fence Books, Fence Magazine, Elecment, Fence Digital, Fence Steaming, and Constant Critic. Subscribe to the magazine, and purchase a book by Ariana Reines, Harmony Holiday, and other fence authors again at fenceportal.org. Thanks for listening. 
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    3.5 Fence Sounds - Elizabeth Robinson & Suzanne Dyckman, Adam Veal, Claire Dougherty, Michael Borth, Michele Suzann, with Music by KIKA.

    3.5 Fence Sounds - Elizabeth Robinson & Suzanne Dyckman, Adam Veal, Claire Dougherty, Michael Borth, Michele Suzann, with Music by KIKA.

    Fence Sounds – 3.5  Season 3, Episode 5, with readings from contributors to the Fence Literary Journal Double print Issue, number 37 slash 38, produced by our Editor-in-Chief, Rebecca Wolff. I’m Jason Zuzga, one of the Nonfiction and Other editors of Fence the print journal, I’m also an editor of one of Fence’s online publication arms, Fence Steaming, found at fenceportal.org. Online at fencedigital.com we also have Constant Critic, edited by Emily Wallis Hughes,  with a library of our reviews of poetry.  Emily also edits Elecment on Fence Digital with experiments in media and poetry. Check out fenceportal.org/about to read essays by our editors including me plus a little essay I wrote about fence’s history. In this episode, we open with Elizabeth Robinson & Suzanne Dyckman’s collaborative ekphrastic poems, read by Elizabeth Robinson, Four Paintings by Agnes Martin, including "Eight Fish Under Water", "Walking," "Blessings," and "Red Bird." Adam Veal will read the poems “Archivore” and “Looper.” Then Claire Dougherty reads the poem “Get Back to Me Sometime.” After that, Michael Borth will read three poems, “Healed and Healed,” “I Have Had a Child,” and “The Strangers of the Land.  Before moving into this episode’s short fiction, you’ll hear an original song, “James”  by KIKA, who is also featured in this season’s first and third episodes. More Music by Kika is available on Soundcloud, Spotify,  Apple Music,  Bandcamp, Pandora, and Tidal.  Next, Michelle Suzann’s short story “Bottom of the Hill.” We close with Kika’s song "Midnight Drive." 
    Fence Steaming, found at Fenceportal.org, with such offerings as a print and audio collaboration POEMS FROM WHERE HERE WERE WE by Charles Bernstein and Norman Fischer, an essay by Adoley Ammah-Tagoe, METROPOLIS: SCRAPS FROM ACCRA, GHANA, and an essay by Whitney DeVos, "CAN ESTADOUNIDENSES WATCH A 'FOREIGN FILM?' ON CUARÓN’S ROMA."

     A HISTORY OF FENCE: Including Essays by FENCE Editors and Selected Articles and Interviews
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    3.4 FENCE 37/38 Poetry and Fiction by Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer, Jessica Holburn, Veronica Kuhn, Stella Corso, Mona Kareem, a smith, Laura Mullen, Ashunda Norris, Ted Dodson, Michael Holt, Adra Raine, Rob McLennan with Music by Dave JaVu

    3.4 FENCE 37/38 Poetry and Fiction by Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer, Jessica Holburn, Veronica Kuhn, Stella Corso, Mona Kareem, a smith, Laura Mullen, Ashunda Norris, Ted Dodson, Michael Holt, Adra Raine, Rob McLennan with Music by Dave JaVu

    Welcome to Fence Sounds, Season 3, Episode 3, with readings from the Fence Double print issue, number 37/38 Spring Summer 2021. I’m Jason Zuzga, one of the Nonfiction and Other editors of Fence the print journal, I’m also an editor of one of Fence’s online publication arms, Fence Steaming, found at fenceportal.org. Online at fencedigital.com we also have Constant Critic, edited by Emily Wallis Hughes,  with a library of our reviews of poetry.  Emily also edits Elecment on Fence Digital with experiments in media and poetry. Check out fenceportal.org/about to read essays by our editors including me plus a little essay I wrote about fence’s history. In this episode, you will hear a fantastic lineup of poets reading their poems along with a short piece of fiction. We open with Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer, reading the poem "The Minister of the Cabinet of Bespoke Futures."  After, Jessica Holburn reads the poem “Comprehensive Worry.”  Next up is  Veronic Kuhn reading “To and Fro.” Stella Corso reads the poem “I Went Back to the City. Mona Kareem reads the poem “The Room of Escape and Leisure”  A Smith reads “The Rub, or Out pops the Genie.” Laura Mullen will read the poem Archive." We will hear a song by Dave JaVu called "undertow." Ashunda Norris will read the poems “For Jair”, an excerpt from the poem “Self Portrait as Teacher Burnout”  and then "Lowdes County, Georgia 1918."  Ted Dodson will read an untitled poem, Then Michael Holt will read his short story “What Was Left.” Adra Raine will read the poem "Malware." And Rob McLellan will round us out with "Four Poems for Fence." We close with the song Sunkissed by Dave JaVu, whose many other songs you can listen to on Soundcloud.

    Hosted by Jason Zuzga, author of the poetry collection Heat Wake and one of the Nonfiction and Other editors of FENCE.

    A HISTORY OF FENCE: Including Essays by FENCE Editors and Selected Articles and Interviews

    Fence Steaming, found at Fenceportal.org, with such offerings as a print and audio collaboration POEMS FROM WHERE HERE WERE WE by Charles Bernstein and Norman Fischer, an essay by Adoley Ammah-Tagoe, METROPOLIS: SCRAPS FROM ACCRA, GHANA, and an essay
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    3.3 FENCE 37/38 Poetry and Prose from Erik Kennedy, Randy Prunty, Hilary Plum, Samantha Burns, Katie Marya, Jeff Sirkin, Andrew Seguin, Benjamin Niespodziany, Kathryn Mockler, Jackelyn Hoy. Music by KIKA.

    3.3 FENCE 37/38 Poetry and Prose from Erik Kennedy, Randy Prunty, Hilary Plum, Samantha Burns, Katie Marya, Jeff Sirkin, Andrew Seguin, Benjamin Niespodziany, Kathryn Mockler, Jackelyn Hoy. Music by KIKA.

    Featuring the work of FENCE 37/38 contributors.  Season 3, Episode 3. In this episode, we open with Erik Kennedy’s prose piece entitled "The Please Stop Killing Us And Destroying Everything that Sustains Us Society."  After, Randy Prunty reads poems "Earth Elegy: Low Tide" and "Earth Elegy, Amateurs."  Next up is Hillary Plum, reading poems “Canal” and “Planned Parenthood.”  Samantha Burns reads their prose poem “Shearling” – then Katie Marya reads their poem "The Crisis Is Not Knowing." Jeff Sirkin will read his poem "Deterritorial" and Andrew Seguin will read his poem "Trees." Our penultimate poet of this episode is Benjamin Niespodziany, reading poems "The Shopping Plaza" and "The Standup Comic," followed by Kathryn Mockler, who closes out the poems with "Tumble in the Hay," "Dark Thoughts," and "I Should Have Invited Him In." Before moving into this episode’s short fiction, you’ll hear an original song, “Male Manipulator”  by KIKA, who is also featured in this season’s first episode. More Music by Kika is available on Soundcloud, Spotify,  Apple Music,  Bandcamp, Pandora, and Tidal.  Next, Jackelyn Hoy’s story “Breaking.” We close with Kika’s song Crossed Animals. Hosted by Jason Zuzga, author of the poetry collection Heat Wake and one of the Nonfiction and Other editors of FENCE.

    A HISTORY OF FENCE: Including Essays by FENCE Editors and Selected Articles and Interviews

    Fence Steaming, found at Fenceportal.org, with such offerings as a print and audio collaboration POEMS FROM WHERE HERE WERE WE by Charles Bernstein and Norman Fischer, an essay by Adoley Ammah-Tagoe, METROPOLIS: SCRAPS FROM ACCRA, GHANA, and an essay by Whitney DeVos, "CAN ESTADOUNIDENSES WATCH A 'FOREIGN FILM?' ON CUARÓN’S ROMA."

    Online we also have Constant Critic with a library of our reviews of poetry books and Elecment with experiments in media and poetry. All and more which you can find at fencedigital.com.


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