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IN THE DIRECTION OF FALLING APART: A Review of Disaster by Madison Davis

by Jamie Townsend When I lived in New York between the summer of 2012 and the winter of 2015 I worked as a bookseller at the Tenement Museum, an immigration history destination spot, situated in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Every day I was tasked to recommend books to the streams of tourists cycling […]

ISSUE 2.2

Open House 2.2 is here. Work by Jean Day, Liz Kinnamon, Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman, Lindsey Boldt, Judah Raanan Rubin, Diana Hamilton, Brittany Billmeyer-Finn, Christopher Nelms, and Madison Davis. Download the full PDF issue here

“What magical object can you imagine here?”: A Review of Brittany Billmeyer-Finn’s The Meshes

by Madison Davis This is where we learn—in the beautiful science that is Brittany Billmeyer-Finn’s The Meshes. We learn about the painstaking task of investigating another artist’s work. We learn about dwelling in complexity. We learn about obsession and translation. We learn about viewership and authorship. We learn new ways to imagine collaboration. Billmeyer-Finn’s debut […]

ISSUE 2.1

Open House 2.1 is here. Guest-edited by Ivy Johnson. Featuring Emily Skillings, Grace Mitchell, Jacob Kahn, Emji Spero, Anne Lesley Selcer, Oki Sogumi, Wendy Trevino, Olive Blackburn, Lauren Levin, and Jamie Townsend Download the full PDF issue here

“An intense desire for relation at the place of relation’s prohibition” : an interview w/ Rob Halpern

This interview concerns Rob Halpern’s book Common Place (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), and was conducted over phone and via email throughout the winter of 2015/2016. In it, Halpern discusses poetry, war, biopolitics, utopian longing, and the ethics of appropriation—all of which are concerns central to Common Place and to Halpern’s general writing practice. Cosmo Spinosa: Thanks so much for […]

Guest Editor Ivy Johnson!!!

We are happy to announce that our very first guest editor will be poet Ivy Johnson! Ivy will be editing Issue 2.1, which will be available as a free PDF in February of 2016. Please email all your submission and queries to openhousepoetry@gmail.com. Ivy Johnson was born on the open prairie where she picked crocuses […]

“SOMETIMES I JUST NEED TO SCREAM AND COVER MYSELF IN BLOOD” : A REVIEW OF AMY BERKOWITZ’S TENDER POINTS

by Ivy Johnson 71% of them are just fat women who don’t want to get up off their ass. Sorry if you don’t like the facts. Are you sure you want to call it rape? You were really drunk. Drug Approved. Is Disease real? They’re just nasty, fat women who want to collect disability checks. […]

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