Nixes Mate Review Anthology 2016 · 17

Nixes Mate Review Anthology 2016/17

Nixes Mate is a navigational hazard in Boston Harbor where, during the Colonial period, pirates and mutineers were gibbeted. Thirty years later out of the ashes of the 1980s Allston zine scene Philip Borenstein, Michael McInnis and Annie Pluto started new journal of hand-crafted artisanal literature. As they edited this anthology, a theme emerged that surprised them ... Death & Rebirth, those twin-barreled human indulgences. It was if an estranged microburst, a love sick hurricane came through shuttling tree branches, pedestrians, small animals, unhinged children along with various signs, portents, carriages, bicycles and small cars, enmeshed in a chiaroscuro of words and light, sifted through the ecliptic sluice of the Charles River.


Our first "Best of ..." Anthology featuring work from

Issue 1 · Fall, 2016

Issue 2 · Winter, 2017

Issue 3 · Spring, 2017

Issue 4 · Summer, 2017


Cover photograph from the collection of Lauren Leja

ISBN 978-0-9991882-5-5

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