Presenting Sensitive Skin 12, published April 2015, a special issue dedicated to poetry and art, in celebration of Poetry Month.
Sensitive Skin 12 features 30 poems (one for every day in April) by John S. Hall, Bonny Finberg, JD King, Emily XYZ, Marc Olmsted, Jack Micheline, Jose Padua, Michael Randall, Ron Kolm, Pete Simonelli, Bob Holman, Hal Sirowitz, Sparrow, steve dalachinsky, Wanda Phipps, Eddie Woods, Max Blagg, Larissa Shmaillo, Rob Hardin, Rebecca Weiner Tompkins, Ron Richardson, Carl Watson, John Farris, David Rattray, Norman Douglas, Sharon Mesmer, Taylor Mead, Michael Carter, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Sean Flaherty.
Accompanying the poems is art by Rick Prol, Charles Gatewood, JD King, Henner Schroeder, Jonathan Cowan, John Lurie, Liz Kresch, Kym Ghee, Daniel Kolm, Jean-Christian Bourcart, David de Biasio, Clinton King, Samoa, Tom McGlynn, Chris Bava, Evelyn Bencicova, Peter Shear, David West, Leslie Hardie, Joseph O’Neal, Ted Barron, Charles Schick, Dennis Gordon, Hal Hirshorn, Ruby Ray, Marina Loeb, Stephen Lack, Justin Rhody, Justine Frischmann and Jeff Spirer.
The front cover (above, left, click for full-size version) is by Brooklyn painter and curator Julie Torres, and the back cover (below, right, click for full-size version) is by the legendary graphic artist Winston Smith.
Sensitive Skin 12 available here in PDF format here for just $4.95, or get the full-color print version via Amazon and select bookstores.
Sensitive Skin began as a print venture from New York’s Lower East Side in the 1990s, and published such literary luminaries as Richard Hell, Steve Cannon, Jack Micheline, Penny Arcade, Eileen Myles, Lynne Tillman, Patrick McGrath, Bob Holman, Maggie Estep, Emily XYZ, Herbert Huncke and Joel Rose, with art by Andres Serrano, Ari Marcopolis, Andrew Castrucci and James Romberger, to name but a few….
Sensitive Skin was reborn in the summer of 2010, and has already presented work by such esteemed writers, artists and musicians as Samuel R. Delaney, John Lurie, Gary Indiana, Sharon Mesmer, Charles Gatewood, Gretchen Faust, Arthur Nersesian, Maggie Estep, Fred Frith, Evelyn Bencicova, Steve Dalachinsky, Marty Thau, Justine Frischmann, Craig Clevenger, Darius James, Stewart Home, Michael A. Gonzales, Drew Hubner, Jonathan Shaw, Melissa Febos, Stephen Lack, Max Blagg, Patricia Eakins, Díre McCain, Rob Roberge, Kurt Wolf, Erika Schickel, John S. Hall, Kevin Rafferty, downtown NYC avant-garde music legend Elliott Sharp, Mike Hudson, James Greer, Ruby Ray, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.