can give nothing whatever without giving oneself-- that is to say, risking
oneself. If one cannot risk oneself, then one is simply incapable of
giving." James Baldwin.
After not very much
deliberation, I have decided to indefinitely suspend
daily publication of The Travesty. My life is
becoming more hectic as I
prepare for a big transition
into, among other things, the state of being a
College Student. I am finding I have less and less
time to devote to this
e-zine, and in the coming months it is sure to get
worse. No ezine is better
than a low-quality half-ass
ezine. Also, I am in the process of reevaluating
many things in my life,
which necessarily requires that I reevaluate my
creative output. In
plain English, it is time for a change.
is not dead. It is, at most, in suspension, but I do not know
how long the
suspension will last, or what the ezine will look like if and when
Please continue to send any
submission-like material my way,
especially anything written
personally by you, as I am always
interested in the thoughts
and feelings of my peers (and my
elders, for that
matter). Plus, as I have said, I am merely
Travesty in its present state. I will probably
send it out every now and
then in any number of forms, if I feel
like it. I still like
the idea. I still think there is promise in it.
The website will remain, though
it won't be updated on a regular basis.
In the meantime, my friend
Tucker Lieberman, who frequently contributes
to The Travesty,
occasionally self-publishes his work in a journal called
("three-point"). 3. began its life handwritten, hand-decorated, and
necessarily evolved into the typed medium, mostly to alleviate
hand-cramps. Now it
has leapt onto the internet. You can find the latest
issue of 3. here.
Tucker would like you to know this, as would I.
stay tuned, and keep in touch.
bc phillips, editor
silence the word,
dark the light,
the hawk's flight
--Ursula K. LeGuin