FISH DRUM Magazine, founded in 1988 by Robert Winson (1959-1995), now edited by Suzi Winson, is a literary review that appears on the horizon in perfect-bound book form as the ultimate beach read for Bodhisattvas. FISH DRUM has a soft spot for schmoozy, emotional, imagistic stuff... also literate, personal material that sings and surprises...a place to discover zen oddities, carnivores, assorted larvae, immolation craters and wayward dragons. FISH DRUM has published works by Philip Whalen, Joy Harjo, Arthur Sze, Nathaniel Tarn, Alice Notley, John Brandi, Steve Richmond, Jessica Hagedorn, Leo Romero, Anne Valley-Fox, Judith Barry, Thomas Zummer, and Miriam Sagan.

Ingredient List: Fish Drum #14 may contain the following: Assorted mythic figures and insects, some with excellent posture, including: Rothko, Rilke, Basquiat, Mom, Buddha, Suzuki Roshi, and Jennifer. Also space, air, perfect subtle mind breaths, Zen dialogue, all live naked bald men, Rock and Roll, 2 dragons, 27 Devils, telepathic siblings, quark nuggets, deionized water, propylparaben, Red Dye #3, and fragrance.

Directions: Read. Think. Read some more. Chuckle. Ponder. Drop your Fish Drum in the bathtub. Buy another one. Order 12 as party favors. Recite several Fish Drum poems on public transportation in your best monotone. Notice how inexpensive poetry is.

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FISH DRUM #15, published April 2000

#16 will appear in July 2000

FISH DRUM INC. is publishing a graphic novel
by THOMAS ZUMMER, due out December.



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"Built for the long haul" -- General Motors
"For me it was so tasty" -- Julia Child
"The fishies seem to like it" -- Tetra-min


Read sample poems from FISH DRUM issues #11/12, 13 and 14: "Walking," by Robert Winson, "Pleasure of the Unspecific Kind" by Tom Ireland, and "Know by Heart" by Trinh T. Minh-ha




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