New Narrative is the focus of the new Worms, which features writers working today that incorporate some of its themes into their work. Saidiya Hartman (this issue's cover star) talks with Rhea Dillon about the limits and processes of creating stories from the archive, while Camille Roy and Dodie Bellamy provide insight into New Narrative from their experiences and involvement in the movement. Savannah Knoop discusses their life playing the character of J.T Leroy, while Calla Henkel delves into ideas of using other people’s narratives as our own.
There’s lots of gleaning, lots of stealing and lots of hard truths coming from the human body. You'll find poetry and fiction and all of the usual bits, as well as an experimental cut up piece demonstrating the appropriation method that Kathy Acker (via William Burroughs) used in so much of her work. Many more worms to be found in these pages.
Founded in 2019 by Clem Macleod, Worms is a biannual literary style magazine that celebrates female and non-binary writer culture.
Size: 180 x 270mm