'Black Clock' 15 Celebrated at the Mandrake Bar in Los Angeles
For issue 15, the acclaimed literary journal evokes movies never seen and barely imagined.
Black Clock 15 contributors Anthony Miller, Mark Z. Danielewski, Jonathan Lethem, Claire Phillips, Geoff Nicholson and Matthew Specktor join novelist and Black Clock Editor Steve Erickson to read from their work at Mandrake Bar on Sunday, April 29th at 2pm.
April 13, Valencia, CA—In a movie issue like no other, Black Clock 15 features Geoff Nicholson’s meeting of two film pioneers in “Buster Keaton: The Warhol Years,” David Thomson’s journey up the Amazon with Warren Beatty, and Anthony Miller’s history of the cinema—from D.W. Griffith’s adaptation of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises (presenting Louise Brooks as Lady Brett) to Don Siegel’s ‘60s cult B-movie Bonnie and Clyde with Tuesday Weld and Clint Eastwood, to the 2010 Academy Award-winning portrayal by Chris Farley of silent comedic actor Fatty Arbuckle in Milos Forman’s The Life of the Party. The issue also stars Jonathan Lethem, Lynne Tillman, Rick Moody, Claire Phillips, Michael Ventura, Emily White, Mark. Z. Danielewski and a cast of tens. Review copies in PDF form are available upon request.
On Sunday, April 29th at 2pm, Black Clock 15 contributors Anthony Miller, Mark Z. Danielewski, Jonathan Lethem, Claire Phillips, Geoff Nicholson and Matthew Specktor will join acclaimed novelist and Black Clock Editor Steve Erickson for a reading at Mandrake Bar (2692 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90034).
Published semi-annually by California Institute of the Arts’ (CalArts) MFA Writing Program, Black Clock 15 will be available mid-March at both independent bookstores around the country and blackclock.org.
Edited by Steve Erickson, Black Clock has become one of America’s leading literary journals since its inception in 2004. Singular, idiosyncratic and a little mysterious, it has featured such established authors as Don DeLillo, Richard Powers, Miranda July, Joanna Scott, Samuel R. Delany, Aimee Bender, Susan Straight, William T. Vollmann and David Foster Wallace along with a growing roster of striking literary debuts. Work appearing in Black Clock has been anthologized in best-of-the-year collections and nominated for O. Henry and Pushcart prizes, and two excerpted novels have gone on to win the National Book Award.
Black Clock's staff includes Steve Erickson, acclaimed novelist, critic and member of CalArts MFA Writing Program faculty in addition to being the magazine’s Editor; Senior Editor, novelist and CalArts faculty member Bruce Bauman; Managing Editor Orli Low; novelist and Deputy Managing Editor Anne-Marie Kinney, and Art Director Ophelia Chong.
Black Clock is available in print, ePUB and PDF editions at BlackClock.org. Printing on demand now makes Black Clock greener than ever with print versions distributed in the US, Canada, the UK, and beyond. Subscriptions are available at BlackClock.org/Subscribe. Single issue cover price: $17. To subscribe or for more information, visit BlackClock.org.