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Curbside Splendor Issue 1

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The debut of Curbside Splendor's semi-annual print journal - Issue 1 - featuring short stories, poems, and or photography by James James Greer, Ben Tanzer, Timothy Gager, Lara Konesky, Ryan Werner, Yovani Flores, Brandon Jennings, Michael San Filippo, Garett Holden, Farah Ghuznavi, Martini Harkert, Anthony Ilacqua, Frankie Metro, Isabel Kestner, Deadbeat Poet, Sondra Morin ...more
Paperback, 1, 162 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Not Avail
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Christina Gombar
May 05, 2011 Christina Gombar rated it it was amazing
May I be blunt? I love Curbside Splendor. The founder, Victor David Giron is the son of Hispanic immigrants who doesn’t wallow in identity politics and actually works in the real world, as an accountant. It’s so uncool, it’s almost ironic, right?

I have almost despaired of university literary journals – I can feel the boredom of the great plains and the drudgery of academic work through every line. Where did the art of engagement go?

These lit mags, coming from rural academic settings, leave une
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Jason Pettus
May 03, 2011 Jason Pettus rated it it was amazing
I'm personal friends with a number of people involved with this, so it would be an ethical conflict to try to do an "objective" review; but I did want to at least mention that I recently had a chance to read and really enjoy this, the first issue of new Chicago small press Curbside Splendor's new literary journal, to complement the full-length books they also put out. A great roundup of both local writers and international ones, and I recommend it to anyone curious about the current state of the ...more
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Mar 09, 2011 Victor Giron rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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I'm the son of immigrants from Mexico and Guatemala and now live in Chicago. I'm a dad first, accountant second, and writer third. My short work has appeared in Rougarou, Umbrella Factory Magazine, Jersey Devil Press, Diverse Voices Quarterly, ZaftigZen, The Logan Square Literary Review, Chicago Parent Magazine, and others.

I started Curbside Splendor Publishing in late 2009 to publish my first no
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