Duped: Rob Arnold on JT LeRoy

Memorious reached out to Rob Arnold, one of the magazine’s cofounders who left the magazine in 2008,  to weigh in on the controversy surrounding JT LeRoy, an author who purported to be—among many other things—a queer H.I.V. positive former child sex worker from West Virginia, but was later revealed to be Laura Albert, a 30-something woman…

Memorious New Assistant Editors

Memorious searched high and low to find the best people to join our team. Thanks to everyone who applied. Competition was fierce and our decisions were difficult. We lost sleep. Our stomachs had issues. But it was worth the trouble: We are now overjoyed to introduce our new assistant editors… Fiction Natalie Mesnard comes to…

Memorious @ AWP 2016

PLEASE JOIN US: ADMISSION IS FREE AND WE WILL HAVE OUR READERS’ BOOKS FOR SALE. WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE!

2015 Memorious Art Song Contest

We are pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Memorious Art Song Contest, featuring guest composer Elizabeth A. Kelly. Kelly will select a poem or set of poems from one poet to set in an original work that will be recorded and published in an issue of Memorious. Finalists for the contest will have their work considered…

Memorious at AWP: A Guide to Contributor Book Signings

Many of our readers and contributors are headed to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Minneapolis this upcoming week. In the past, we have hosted a bookfair table and a variety of both official and offsite events where we have gotten to meet you. Readers and contributors, we have loved seeing…

Art Song Contest Winners

We are please to announce the results of our 2012 Art Song Contest. Composer Brian Baxter has selected poet Richie Hofmann as the winner. Baxter’s setting of Hofmann’s poem “Old World Elegy” will be performed in Chicago as part of Singers On New Ground’s annual Ars Poetica concert scheduled for Spring 2013. A studio recording…

Issue 18 is live!

Issue 18 of Memorious is now live and ready to take you on some summer adventures! Wander into the octopus lab or the alligator park in our fiction section with stories by Anne Valente and Michael Cooper. Travel to the James River of Virginia with cover artist photographer Michael Kolster via his stunning glass photographs….

Third Annual Art Song Contest

Third Annual Art Song Contest The Editors of Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction and Eric Malmquist, Director of  the Chicago organization Singers On New Ground (SONG), are pleased to announce our third art song contest. The winning poem or set of poems will be set by guest composer Brian Baxter and performed in…

Issue 17 is Live!

Dear Readers, Where can you find cars in trees, a Wyoming wedding, bicycles, art song, and a poetry section we think you won’t want to miss a page of, from Rick Barot’s” Child Holding Potato” to Robert Wrigley’s “Stop and Listen”? We invite you to visit our hot-off-the-press Issue 17, where you can listen to…

Art Song Contest Concert: September 24th, Chicago, IL

Our second annual art song contest work, Katie Peterson’s “The Accounts” set by composer Luke Gullickson, will have its world premiere this Saturday, September 24th, at 4:30 pm, as part of Singers On New Ground‘s  Ars Poetica II: An Art Song Concert at Curtiss Hall in the beautiful Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue,…

Memorious at the Mass Poetry Fest May 14th

Contributors Gail Mazur, David Rivard, Leslie Harrison, Tess Taylor, and Adam Tessier will read as part of the  Mass Poetry Festival on May 14th  from 3:15- 4:15 at 231 Essex Street (Colonial Hall) in Salem, Ma. Information about the festival can be found here:www.masspoetry.org GAIL MAZUR’s sixth collection of poems, Figures in a Landscape, will…

Memorious News: Sweet 16!

Dear Readers, Happy Poetry Month from Memorious! We’re delighted to bring you our latest issue. And yes, it is our sixteenth. Our issue 16 cover is the work of Austrian artist Elisabeth Schmirl. Inside, you’ll find poetry by Nickole Brown, Eamon Grennan, Bradley Harrison, Timothy Liu, Robert Murdock, Bill Nuemire, Eric Pankey, Cecily Parks, Joyce…