Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Scapegoat — William Holman Hunt


Yorick Magazine Fall 2012 is here!

You dear fine people! Avast, she comes to us in silver dreams:


Thank you for the wait. Enjoy poetry by Regina Lloyd and Joe Stokes, along with fiction by Matthew Myers, Christina Schillaci, Christopher King, and Christian Belland. Artwork is provided by Eleanor Leonne Bennett, Elisabeth Stonaker, and Jenea Turner.

Read this issue. Consume this issue. Let us know what you savor the most.

Yorick Magazine will be back in Spring 2013. In the meantime, keep your eyes upon us! We’ll be adding new and interesting content in the coming months (which may feature flying ducks and couture ash trays). Don’t hesitate to submit your finest work to Be a part of this exciting and frivolous piece of raw humanity.

Until next time, stay safe from the aqua bears.


 – Alex, Editor-in-Chief

The Spoonful of Milk — Marc Chagall

Best New Poets 2012

Dear Readers, Readers, and, yes, Readers,


The third issue of Yorick Magazine is coming to you…soon. Unfortunately, the staff at Yorick was caught in a Civil War reenactment battle, so some of us are artificially wounded and have to pretend to be dead for the rest of the historic and educational event. Oh dear. But! On discovering Best New Poets, a great organization featuring, well, the best new poets of modern civilization and uncivilization, we found five of our favorites on a compiled list by Matthew Dickman, renowned and award-winning Portland poet.

Sean Bishop, with “Black Hole Owners Association”  – originally in Alaska Quarterly Review

Bishop’s poetry is bleak and mildly sarcastic, with a grim timbre and sagging lines that draw the reader into Bishop’s world.

Jenny Gropp Hess, with “Months After the Crash, the Blind Aerobatic Pilot Speaks” – originally in Beecher’s Magazine

An important mixture of image and sparsity, Hess’ poetry spans several contexts and ideas to bring the reader into a state of mind that compares the incomparable.

Mia Ayumi Malhotra, with “As If” – originally in The Monarch Review

Blunt, full of didactic-isms and the reality of being an Asian American, Malhotra’s poetry illustrates goofy and lugubrious lives through momentary awkward, though gorgeously written, instances.

Matthew Nienow, with “O Anchor”  – originally in Beloit Poetry Journal

Nienow’s brilliance comes from his innate understanding of the poetics of industry. Quite simply, his poetry discovers beauty in the subtleties of a job, especially boatwork.

Martin Rock, with “Double Acrostic for Francis Ponge”

Rock has a spiritual edge with his poetry, something spectral that emerges through cultural enigmas and startling realizations. The words culminate to appreciate the mysteries of life.

Well that’s our mini-list! Invest some time in researching these poets, and learn more about the up-and-coming-poets’ scene by purchasing a copy of the Best New Poets anthology here.

More soon. Cheers!


Don Quixote — Will Eisner

Don Quixote: what more can be said?

Probably much more.


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“A Little Fable” — Franz Kafka

Wonderful example of Kafka’s prose.



“Alas,” said the mouse, “the whole world is growing smaller every day. At the beginning it was so big that I was afraid, I kept running and running, and I was glad when I saw walls far away to the right and left, but these long walls have narrowed so quickly that I am in the last chamber already, and there in the corner stands the trap that I must run into.”

“You only need to change your direction,” said the cat, and ate it up.

–Franz Kafka’s “A Little Fable”


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The Coming of Our Fall Issue – For Real

Hello Readers, Writers, Gombaloos, and Nitteryips,


It’s been a while since our last post! The staff at Yorick Magazine has been fighting ravenous walruses for weeks on end, but now the scuffle has come to a close. With that said, our Fall Issue will be arriving soon! We have much planned in terms of advertising this issue, so once we’re ready, it’ll be unleashed unto the masses. Stay posted and you’ll experience its lovely splendor.