I can say without pretense that
COPIOUS Magazine was beloved by everyone who got
a hold of it’s glossy 5x7 pages…
In 2001 I launched this attractive
underground quarterly which combined poetry with
art, photography, pin-up girls, and music. The
idea was to mix mediums that didn’t usually
go together in standard literary journals and
coax people to read poetry.
COPIOUS spread quickly in the
underground ‘zine scene. There were famous
launch parties with singers, rappers, fashion
shows, and burlesque dancers. The room was filled
with an eclectic mix of people who would not usually
be in the same room together.
Before long, I was receiving mail
from all over the world, had an impressive subscriber
list, and was getting national press coverage.
I was the only one on staff, except for a graphic
And then, frustrated with this
beautiful thing that consumed me, frustrated with
the piles of letters collecting dust behind the
couch that I had no time to answer, I stopped.
I needed to work on my own writing projects, and
so COPIOUS fell into a coma.
With some completed manuscripts
in hand, the electric New York City as my new
backdrop, and some strong allies, COPIOUS is being
revived as an online journal for 2005.
So tell all your friends…