Esopus 11
(Fall 2008)

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Esopus 11 features artists’ projects by Robert Therrien (with 16 removable inserts), Darina Karpov (including a four-panel foldout) and Jason Polan, who contributes over 100 drawings depicting Esopus subscribers’ “favorite things about New York.” The issue also includes the first appearance of late artist, poet, and botanist Dwight Ripley’s “Travel Posters,” stunning colored-pencil works on paper from 1962; a fascinating insider’s perspective on filmmaking in Hollywood by screenwriter Dan Harris (Superman Returns); excerpts from an overlooked 1968 experimental film script by “Muppets” creator Jim Henson; the latest installment of the magazine’s “Modern Artifacts” series with MoMA (introduced by Michelle Elligott) featuring facsimile pages from the museum’s first guestbook; 100 frames from Argentinian filmmaker Lucrecia Martel’s remarkable debut feature La Ciénaga (2001), with an essay by Kent Jones, new fiction by Maureen O’Leary, Angus Trumble’s “Year 1 in Retrospect,” and a CD of songs inspired by advice columns from Shearwater, Lucky Dragons, The Muslims, Wye Oak, Jenny Owen Youngs, and The Wingdale Community Singers, among others.

Learn more about the issue here.