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Negative Capability Journal: Secrets Issue

Genre: Multi-Form Anthologies (Adult)
Publisher: Negative Capability Press (August 2018)
ISBN: 9780942544497 (paperback)
Paperback: 88 pages


The Secrets issue is published by Negative Capability Press, in Mobile, Alabama. American and international writers evoke and suggest the secrets of common experience through traditional and nontraditional forms, both observing and obscuring mysteries and enigmas.

On 21 December 1817, the poet John Keats wrote his brothers, George and Thomas about the quality that forms a [wo]man of achievement, especially in literature.” He said: “At once it struck me what quality went to form a man of achievement, especially in literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously—I mean negative capability, that is when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.” This important statement about being capable of contemplating the world without the desire to try and reconcile contradictions and doubts became the philosophy behind the journal Negative Capability. The first issue was published in Mobile, Alabama in July 1981.

Contributors: Gianna Russo • Robbi Nester • Alice Friman • Carolyn Gelland • Wally Swist • Richard Kostelanetz • Philip C. Kolin • Jennifer Lang • Sarah Brown Weitzman • Mary S. Palmer • William Miller • Lou Ella Hickman, I.W.B.S • Philip Martin • Nathaniel Blaesing • Vivian Shipley • Maria Terrone • Ruth Kessler • Lisa Rosenberg • Liz Dolan • T.K. Thorne • John Blair • Roy White • Thomas DeConna • Laurence Snydal • Jane St. Clair • Rodney Torreson • Kevin Stein • Jami Buck • Benjamin Mueller • Summer Edward • D. Dina Friedman


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