070.2: The Offending Adam:: A Summer Holiday 070

To those readers who have faithfully read along with us throughout our second year of publication, and to those readers who have just arrived for the first time, we thank you for making our publication successful and enjoyable. With summer in full swing, and friends and family taking time out of their busy lives to enjoy a few moments of rest and respite from the heat, we here at The Offending Adam are likewise hitting the pause button for a brief two week sojourn. So fear not, dear readers: TOA returns with its usual force Monday, August 1. Until then, here are a selection of works that we have published in the first half of 2011, to either read for the first time if you missed them, or to rediscover. The Offending Adam

The Year 2011 (So Far…)

Our year began with a very special First Anniversary Issue featuring commissioned work from some of our favorite contributors from 2011: Mark Yakich, Craig Santos Perez, Kelli Anne Noftle, and Dan Beachy-Quick.

The year also featured our first translation contribution, from the Chinese poet Yang Zi translated by Ye Chun, Melissa Tuckey, and Fiona Sze-Lorrain.

The spring also saw the release of Chapvelope Two, featuring work by Gillian Conoley, Emily Motzkus, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, and Halsey Chait. Selections from Gillian Conoley and Joshua Marie Wilkinson also could be found in issues dedicated to each of their writing.

And then there were all the other delightful, challenging, and rewarding contributions that peopled each week’s issue, including work by Marthe Reed, Cassandra Smith, Rebecca Lindenberg, Keetje Kuipers, Mark Irwin, Randall Horton, and Saba Razvi among many other contributions.

The above is a haphazard overview of what we have done so far this year. We hope that you enjoy the above and have enjoyed this year so far (as well as some highlights from our 2010 contributions). We will see you again Monday, August 1 with new writing from Shamala Gallagher, and an interview with and essay from Mark Irwin.