Big Bridge is an online magazine started in 1997 that extends the vision first articulated by Big Bridge Press, a publisher of fine print poetry and artist books founded in 1990.
Now in its 17th year, Big Bridge is one of the oldest and most visited English language literary arts magazines on the web. A powerful online presence, it strives to build "bridges" that bring all artistic communities together to create and share ideas in an open and supportive environment.
A unique feature of Big Bridge is its tradition of offering previously unpublished chapbooks devoted to single poets such as, Joanne Kyger, Michael McClure, Philip Whalen, Jack Collom, Renee Gregorio, Dorianne Laux, Mahmoud Darwish, Robert Creeley, Sarah Menefee, Bill Berkson, Andrei Codrescu, Nathaniel Tarn and Anselm Hollo.
Please make sure to explore our Archives of past issues to see some of the amazing contributions like "Vajra" sculptures from Amy Evans McClure. Jim Spitzer's epic artistic venture such as "THE BOOK: 47 canvases of poetry and text". "Memories of Vali Meyers". Jonathan Kane's sensual photographic works. Women" by Ann Noelle Rockwell. Paintings by Donald Guravich. Selections from "Illuminated Poems" by Eric Drooker. "The Convergence of Then and When: A Game Without Rule" by Jane Dalrymple-Hollo. Julius Keleras' photographic study, "The Pavements of Vilnius". An exhibition of mixed media by Shawne Major. Henrik Aeshna's SCHIZOPoP MANIFESTO, a gallery of visual anomalies & photopoems from Paris. And retrospectives on the great Ira Cohen, "Multimedia Shaman", the illusive Robert LaVigne and the unforgettable Philip Whalen and much more.
Issue 17 dedicated to the memory of Anselm Hollo