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Worms #5

Worms is a bi-annual literary style magazine that celebrates female/non-binary writer culture.

In this issue, we explore New Narrative alongside writers working today that incorporate some of it’s themes. Our cover star Saidiya Hartman talks with Rhea Dillon about the limits and processes of creating stories from the archive, while Camille Roy and Dodie Bellamy give us insight into New Narrative from their experiences involved in the movement. Savannah Knoop tells us about their life playing the character of J.T Leroy, while Calla Henkel delves into ideas of using other people’s narratives as our own. There’s lots of gleaning, lots of stealing and lots of hard truths coming from the human body. We have poetry and fiction and all of the usual bits, as well as an experimental cut up piece demonstrating the appropriation method that Kathy Acker (via William Burroughs) used in so much of her work. Many more worms to be found in these pages.

Featuring: Calla Henkel, Jenny Zhang, Camille Roy, Dodie Bellamy, Estelle Hoy, Saidiya Hartman, Rhea Dillon, Savannah Knoop, Top Stories, Madelyne Beckles, Lauren Fournier, Joanna Walsh, Lynne Tillman.

Contributors: Zara Joan Miller, Haydee Touitou, Nicole Della Costa, Cecilia Pavon, Valentina Von Klencke, Feyi Adegbite, Alice Platti, Victoria Campa, Alice Butler, Clemmie Bache, Caitlin Mcloughlin, Jack Stuart Mills, Honor Weatherall, Arcadia Molinas, Aimee Ballinger, Wes Knowler, Eleanor Wang, Katy Dadacz, Olive Couri, Rachel Cattle, Isabelle Bucklow, Sarah Bodri, Hope Roafl, Maura Sappilo, Jodie Hill, Jacqueline Ennis Cole, Mary Watt, Delia Rainey.