Thursday, June 02, 2005

An intersection of art and story

If you haven't checked out Born Magazine yet, this is a great time to do so. The spring issue is live and the archives are filled with lots of interesting, entertaining, and thought-provoking work.

Born combines the written word (poetry and short stories) with art and music. The results are often stunning and always unique. This is a magazine that utilizes the potential of the internet more fully than any other online venues I have seen.

The poem Lydia Sparrow is truly interactive, prompting the reader to answer questions which at the end lead to the creation of a new piece of art.

Like any other literary magazine or art collection, not every piece will appeal to every reader, but wander around a bit and see if something doesn't catch your eye.


Matt Getty said...

Wow. This is amazing. I've been wondering if there was something like this-- an online lit mag that tries to take full advantage of the capabilities of the web--for a while. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

bevjackson said...

This is great. I must post Amanda Auchter's poem on my blog. She did outstanding work for Ink Pot, and I love this one they've done of her work. What a find! This is a great little zine!

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Isn't Born great, Matt and Bev? I love going there and getting lost in the amazing sights, sounds, and words. I dream of getting a piece published there someday.

P. A. Moed said...


This is incredibly creative. Thanks for the link!