New York, NY (PRWEB) February 15, 2006
Host Publications is pleased to announce the release of the fifteenth volume of its annual arts journal, The Dirty Goat. A celebration of the best in cutting edge international poetry, prose, drama and visual art, this issue includes works from fifteen different nations from across the globe. The diversity of nations represented and variety of works featured result in a unique and dynamic collection of works.
One of the highlights of this issue is a large selection of poetry by four noted Yiddish poets with both the Yiddish and English translations included. Bilingual poetry from Brazil, Italy, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Poland and Russia complete the international poetry selections.
“There are so many gifted poets from around the world and I am very proud to include many of them in this issue,” says Joe W. Bratcher III, President of Host Publications.
Three monologues questioning war, a surrealist hospital encounter and an interview with Piotr Tomazuk of the experimental Polish Theatre Wierszalin present the reader with insight into the cutting edge of international drama. Short stories from Mexico and Greece, fables from Belgium and a selection from Conçeição Evaristo's novel Poncia Vicencio (to be published by Host Publications in 2006) form an international prose section. The issue also contains photography by Alex Heinke and painting by David Dobzelecki in full color reproductions. The English language is represented with poetry, prose, essays and drama from the United States and Great Britain.
“The Dirty Goat affords the reader an opportunity to see what is going on in the arts community across the globe,” says Bratcher.
The journal receives thousands of submissions from across the world which are reviewed throughout the course of the year with final selections made in October. The Dirty Goat is available by contacting Host Publications at 512-236-1290.
Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, HOST Publications is dedicated to bringing readers the best in international literature and the most exciting writing from the United States. Since its inception, HOST has published works from countries as diverse as Brazil, Chile, Poland, Belgium, Turkey and the United States. From Nobel Prize winners Pablo Neruda and Wislawa Szymborska to renowned Texas writers Dave Oliphant and Christopher Cook, HOST Publications presents writers who should be wider known than they are. Under the leadership of Joe W. Bratcher and Elzbieta Szoka, Host has been committed to identifying prominent authors in other countries and publishing them in the United States, many for the first time.
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