O n l i n e I s s u e 1
Cover Art for Inverted Syntax ’s
Online Issue 1
“Façade” by Sophia Nicolosi
A Note From the Editor on the Inaugural Online Issue
When the editorial staff and I were first identifying themes for our print and online issues, we didn’t realize we were also building our language—a way for you to read us. We didn’t realize that when we separated works into print and online, we were making decisions not only about theme, but also about urgency— about what we believed needed to be ever-present in our digital, always on, always free, always available format; we didn’t realize that the language collection we were curating from submissions was not only of words and images, but that which when placed together presented a collection that spilled outside prescribed lines, in disquieting and exhilarating form and content, re-forming language…
Our inaugural print issue features work by
Rae Armantrout, Philip Metres, Eric Baus, George Kalamaras, Kathy Fish, Ben Miller, Eleanor Swanson, Francine Conley, J. E. Crum, Jill Khoury, Meg Reynolds, Sam Hayward, Emmy Newman, Jeanine Pfeiffer, Savanna Scott Leslie, Lauren Elle DeGaine, Douglas Macdonald, Arman Kazemi, Martina Reisz Newberry, Gabrielle Lessans, Khadijah Queen, Andrea Rexilius, and Jesica Carson Davis.