an ongoing collection of poetry, art, and music edited by Monique Erickson. We are a collection of friends, a curatorial experiment, a celebration of the arts, of New York. We understand the struggle of creative expression. We are comfortable with solitude. We know who we are.
Issue No. 1
YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE
debuts January 2024 digital and print
LONESOME came to me in January an impulse, a necessity, a need, a birthday gift from the other side, the underside, the underneath. We are a gathering point, a fulcrum, a hand that feeds, what a poet will tell you, what the old friend sees. We are wildflowers on the highway getting lost among the weeds. What magic have we mustered from what brought us to our knees?
LONESOME is a mercurial salon series, a community calendar, and indie press. LONESOME is original poetry, art, music, interviews, reviews, recommendations, ruminations, short stories, essays, events, musings, moments, memories, dreams.
ISSUE ONE CONTRIBUTORS
Albano Alfonso & Sandra Cinto / Max Bragg / Luigi Cazzaniga / The Chapin Sisters / Rosemary Christensen / Color War / Melora Creager / Rebecca Rose Cuomo / Jeffrey Cyphers Wright / Mo David / Debasery / Ashley Escobar / Monique Erickson / Francine / Jordan Galland / Andrea Galvani / Theresa Ganz / Katherine Gleason / Bob Holman / Leah Kogen-Elimeliah / Elizabeth Jaeger / Laura Leleux / Kristin Miller / Deeba Montezeri / America Murphy / Matt Proctor / Anthony Ray / Ilka Scobie / Dana Sherwood / Cathy Simmons / Lily Simonson / Gwen Smith / Cannonball Statman / Sasha Weleber
ABOUT MONIQUE ERICKSON
Monique Erickson is a poet, writer and performance artist of Jewish and Cuban descent from New York City whose work grapples with daughterhood, motherhood and womanhood. Monique has deep ties to the international arts community: Keith Herring hand-painted her toddler pajamas; she taught Fred Schneider how to French braid; Hamish Bowles attended her middle school plays. Monique and her work have appeared in (photographers noted) The New York Times (Bill Cunningham), (Mike Figgis), Paper (Nick Night), Dazed (Annette Aurelle) NYMAG, WSJ, WWD, Purple, Reserved, Paper, White Hot Mag, Live Mag! etc. Selected performances include Bowery Poetry Club, MoMA, Tibet House, Elizabeth Street Garden, New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch, Rockwood Music Hall, the Annual NYC Poetry Festival, The Hole Gallery Frieze LA. Monique can be found at @myfairmomo and @thelonesomepress.
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