One of These is Not Like the Others

The final issue of Angel Hair with its cover by George Schneeman deviates from the format of the first five. What strikes you about the first five issues are their simplicity and their size. Initially, C A Journal of Poetry came to mind with its legal size pages but looking Angel Hair again I went back a bit further to the modernist little mags, like Broom, or better yet a magazine at the tail end of the modernist little mag era, Portfolio, published by Caresse Crosby's Black Sun Press. The oversize pages of Angel Hair have that broadside feel to them. The Angel Hair Anthology by Granary Books is a fantastic publication but the condensed format fails to capture the expanse of the first five issues of Angel Hair. The wide margins and blank space speaks volumes.



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