Artist: NIGHTJAR REVIEW, THE
Title: Vol #1
Label: Nightjar Review, The
"The featured writer of the inaugural issue is Lionel Ziprin, a legendary figure
and lifelong resident of the Lower East Side whose curious body of writing
includes the one-thousand page epic poem, Sentencial Metaphrastic,
as well as the highly off-kilter childrens poems that make up Songs
Siblings. The Nightjar Review has excerpted the most ample selection from
Songs to date, which were composed in the mid 1950s at a time when
Ziprin ran a greeting card company that employed such future
luminaries as Bruce Conner, Jordan Belson, and Harry Smith. The
Songs were composed in the manner of Mother Goose rhymes and are
infused with his own rendering of alchemy and the Kaballah.
The first issue of The Nightjar Review is 144 pages perfect bound, with a silk
screened dust jacket featuring a new drawing by the artist Bruce Conner.
Additonal contributions come from Anja Buechele, Dante Carfagna
(Express Rising), Diane Cluck, inoli, Shannon Ketch, Michael Klausman,
Angus MacLise, Peter Relic, Jeremy Rendina, John Fell Ryan (Excepter),
Dave Tompkins, and Yvonne." - Nightjar Review.