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OffCourse Literary Journal

A journal for poetry, criticism, reviews, stories and essays published by Ricardo and Isabel Nirenberg since 1998.
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Issue #67, December 2016


Congratulations to:



Benjamin Fondane's Cinepoems and Others, Leonard Schwartz ed., NYRB/POETS, ISBN 978-1-59017-900-0. This is the first selection of English translations of Fondane's poems written in French. Fondane was born Benjamin Wechsler in 1898, IaČ™i, Romania, killed in 1944 in Auschwitz by the nazis.

Issue #66, September 2016

caterpillar on milkweed

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Issue #65, June 2016.


needlepoint by Janet Buck
Needlepoint by Janet Buck

Issue #64, March 2016.

witch hazel in bloom
The witch hazel, first to bloom. 3/15/2016



Issue #63, December 2015

Congratulations to Louis Phillips on his latest book, The Domain of Silence / The Domain of Absence, New and Selected Poems 1963-2015 (ISBN 978-0-912887-19-7), which has just appeared from Pleasure Boat Studio


Issue #62, September 2015

Medulla Review Publishing just published Chris Crittenden's newest poetry collection, Escape from the Orchard of Wheels.
Rebecca Foust's Paradise Drive has just been published by

Issue #61, June 2015

Issue #60, March 2015

babylonian number symbols

From the editors:

100 is a decimal landmark, fit to make our hundredth issue the occasion for celebrating; that, however, should happen about ten years from now, and we may not be here to enjoy it. So we have settled on 60, a number no less distinguished, since it was the basis for numeration in Old Babylonian (1,800-1,600 B.C.) mathematical and astronomical tablets, and it still survives in our circumference of 360 degrees, each degree containing 60 minutes and each minute 60 seconds, and similarly with our hours.  We celebrate, then, this sixtieth issue of Offcourse by openly rejoicing in the talents and the variety of our contributors, both those who, having long lost their bearings, have accompanied us on and off, and those who are newcomers.  We rejoice, too, at our growing presence in the Web.  We never imagined, back in 1998, that it would be so much fun.

Congratulations to Louis Armand on his new book of poems, Indirect Objects, published in 2014 by Vagabond Press, Sydney. ISBN 9 781922 181182.