May 1 to May 31and October 1 to October 31
1 - 6 months
Be it known that Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety ("publication") shall:
- Appear approximately 1.618 times per year, preferably in APRIL and/or AUGUST.
- Be edited, designed, produced and published by longtime collaborators Matt Hart and Eric Appleby (here listed in chronological order) under the imprint of Forklift, Ink.
- Be hand-assembled in limited quantities from a variety of unusual materials.
- Actively seek out and solicit imaginative works of prose, visual art and poetry from authors and artists both new and noteworthy.
- Pay contributors in copies and the promise of food/libation/lodging upon their visit to the Greater Cincinnati area.
- Remain free of advertising.
- Fetishize the aesthetics of early industrialized society in a distinctly post-industrial fashion.
- Include, besides poetry, such diversions as recipes, agricultural wisdom, home economics lessons, and other bits of nonsense.
- Strive to maintain our record of over two decades as an accident-free workplace.
- Consist of approximately 150 pages, give or take.
- Thrive on the many uses of negation, whether logical or otherwise.
- Take poetry quite seriously, if little or nothing else.
- Deal obliquely with problems of language, communication, typography, commerce, and book-as-objet d'art.
- Nonetheless keep our politics to ourselves.
- Mistreat the perfectly acceptable word "Ink" by rendering it as an abbreviation (as in "Forklift, Ink.")
- Be sold almost exclusively online, utilizing PayPal(tm) to accept credit cards for purchase.
- Feature no work by celebrity chefs.
- Publish only enticing tidbits on our website for the purpose of making customers of unsuspecting visitors.
- Be greater than the sum of our parts.