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On starting a new poetry journal: Touch the Donkey

On starting a new poetry journal: Touch the Donkey

Earlier this year, I was watching my daily array of late night talk shows, and witnessed an improv between Seth Meyers and Fred Armisen on Late Night with Seth Meyers that described a new (fictional) game, “Touch the Donkey.” I immediately thought to myself: that would be a great name for a magazine. In April, 2014, I quietly produced the first issue of the chapbook-sized poetry journal Touch the Donkey, releasing the information as best I could while keeping my name out of it.

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