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Esopus 6 (Spring 2006)


Editor’s Note

By Tod Lippy

Introducing our first themed issue, devoted to the creative process


Frank Rich: Writer

By Frank Rich

Notes for an op-ed column published in The New York Times in January 2005


Sylvia Plimack Mangold: Artist’s Project

By Sylvia Plimack Mangold

An in-depth look into the creation of an etching and aquatint


Christopher Isherwood: Novelist

By Christopher Isherwood

The writer’s work journals for his celebrated 1964 novel A Single Man


John Conway: Mathematician

By John Conway

How to build a polyhedron, including tear-out templates


Suju Kwock Kim: Poet

By Suji Kwock Kim

Twenty-two drafts of the poem Generation


Colter Jacobsen: Artist’s Project

By Colter Jacobsen

Eight “memory drawings” inspired by Esopus readers’ photographs


Thérèse Deprez: Production Designer

By Thérèse Deprez

An acclaimed production designer shares her scrapbook for Spike Lee’s Summer of Sam.


Alex Shear’s Object Lesson #5

By Alex Shear

Collector Alex Shear offers yet another object from his collection of American ephemera


Demetri Martin: Comedian

By Demetri Martin

Never-before seen pages from the entertainer’s private joke journal


Xylor Jane: Artist’s Project

By Xylor Jane

A calendar clock (a 21" x 30" removable poster) and the formula for its use


Samuel Varkovitzky: Survivor

By Samuel Varkovitzky

A portfolio of riveting sample drawings from a Holocaust survivor


Angus Trumble: Chronologer

By Angus Trumble

Recounting the process of compiling a “Year In Retrospect”


Esopus CD #6: Help Wanted

Grizzly Bear, Devendra Banhart, Marissa Nadler, and 7 other musical acts create brand-new songs based on job listings.


Esopus 6 launch event at NYC’s White Columns