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Esopus 13 (Fall 2009)


Artists’ Project: Oliver Herring and Peter Krashes

By Oliver Herring and Peter Krashes

A conversation between artworks created by two artists over the past several decades


On Writing The Middle Room

By Jennifer Moxley

A poet revisits the creative process behind her 2007 memoir.


Applied Art

Interview with Elaine and Steve Masket; By Alex Masket

Though he may not communicate verbally, Alex Masket speaks forcefully through his artwork.


In Memoriam: Extra Buttons

Introduction by Ellen Ellickson; insert created by Nadia Wagner

Librarian Marjorie G. Wynne applied her archiving talents to more than just rare books.


New Voices: “How to Win in Reno”

By Kelly Sandoval; photograph by Lisa Kereszi

Seventh in our series of fiction by never-before-published authors


Artist’s Project: Mickey Smith

By Mickey Smith

“Untitled” (2009): Selections from the artist’s “Volume” series


Modern Artifacts 7: Number 13

Introduction by Michelle Elligott

Materials from the MoMA Archives relating to this country’s first major Matisse retrospective


Angus Trumble’s 1913 In Retrospect

By Angus Trumble

One year. One page. (13th in a series)


Artist’s Project: Jeff Gibson

By Jeff Gibson

“Encyclopaedia Pareidolia,” 2009


Guarded Opinions 4

By La’Quasia Risper; edited by Paul VanDeCarr

A guard from the New Museum offers her impressions of an Urs Fischer sculpture from 2001.


Searching for Nostradamus

By Stéphane Gerson

A survey of visual representations of Nostradamus over the past 500 years


Esopus CD #13: Nostradamus

The quatrains of 16th-century prophet Nostradamus inspired 11 new songs by the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Phil Kline, and Lia Ices.


Esopus 13 launch party at Esopus Space



Esopus invited 11 musical acts, including Frightened Rabbit, Natureboy, and Phil Kline, to turn the predictions of the 16th-century astrologer into songs.

Esopus 13 Now On Newsstands

The 13th issue of Esopus, featuring artists’ projects by Oliver Herring and Peter Krashes, Mickey Smith, and Alex Masket, is available on newsstands.