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Issue 1: Spring 2022

  1. Serena Solin
  2. Toby Altman  
  3. S. Brook Corfman
  4. Katana Smith
  5. Natalee Cruz
  6. Emma Wilson
  7. Ashley Colley
  8. Colin Criss 
  9. Jack Chelgren
  10. Stefania Gomez 

Issue 2: Summer 2022
  1. Matthew Klane
  2. Ryan Nhu
  3. TR Brady
  4. Alana Solin
  5. K. Iver
  6. Emily Barton Altman
  7. William Youngblood
  8. Alex Wells Shapiro  
  9. Sasha Wiseman
  10. Yunkyo Moon-Kim

Issue 3: Fall 2022
  1. Sun Yung Shin
  2. Rosie Stockton
  3. Adele Elise Williams & Henry Goldkamp
  4. Noa Micaela Fields
  5. Miriam Moore-Keish
  6. Fred Schmalz
  7. Katy Hargett-Hsu
  8. Alicia Mountain
  9. Austin Miles
  10. Carlota Gamboa

  Birthday Presents
       for William Blake

    Five Words for William Blake
        on His 265th Birthday
            (after Jack Spicer)

Issue 4: Winter 2023

  2. Daniel Borzutzky
  3. Alicia Wright
  4. Asha Futterman
  5. Ellen Boyette
  6. S Cearley
  7. Sebastián Páramo
  8. Abbey Frederick
  9. Caylin Capra-Thomas
  10. maryhope|whitehead|lee & Ryan Greene

Issue 5: Spring 2023

  1. Jose-Luis Moctezuma 
  2. Peter Leight
  3. Rachel Galvin
  4. Sophia Terazawa
  5. Katherine Gibbel
  6. Lloyd Wallace
  7. Timothy Ashley Leo
  8. Jessica Laser
  9. Kira Tucker
  10. Michael Martin Shea

Issue 6: Summer 2023

An Introduction to Tyger Quarterly’s The Neo-Surrealist Interview Series

1. Mary Jo Bang 
2. Marty Cain 
3. Dorothy Chan 
4. Aditi Machado 
5. Alicia Mountain
6. Serena Solin
7. Marty Riker 
8. Francesca Kritikos
9. Luther Hughes
10. Toby Altman

Bonus: William Blake Tells All

Issue 7: Fall 2023 

1. Dennis James Sweeney 
2. M. Cynthia Cheung
3. Nathaniel Rosenthalis
4. Reuben Gelley Newman
5. James Kelly Quigley 
6. Christine Kwon
7. Maxwell Rabb
8. Maura Pellettieri 
9. Patty Nash 
10. Alyssa Moore

Issue 8: Winter 2024
1. Julian Talamantez Brolaski
2. Elizabeth Marie Young
3. Michael Gardner 
4. Steffan Triplett 
5. Margaret Yapp
6. Chelsea Tadeyeske
7. June Wilson 
8. Dawn Angelicca Barcelona
9. Evan Williams 
10. Brendan Sherry 

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Birthday Presents for The One and Only William Blake


I’ve taken the impetus for this surrealist game from an issue of the 1970’s journal ARSENAL. Here’s a snippet explaining the stakes of the game:  

Introducing the object into an imaginary relationship that otherwise runs the risk of being defined too superficially by an arbitrary and abstract subjectivity, this game effects the concretization of the irrational “secret,” the innermost kernel of desire, underlying the more or less conscious revery. The object—the gift—functions symbolically between the giver (who lives in the present) and the receiver (who dwells in the past). Altering the relationship between the two, it constitutes the third term—a catalyst of the future in the form of a crystallization of desire—in a humorously dialectical and materialist exchange which, presupposing the annihilation of conventional chronology in favor of the imagination’s vertical eternity of the magic moment, seems to open an entirely new approach, from an unanticipated angle, to all the old and unresolved problems of projection, idealization, fixation, obsession, identification, etc.

And an epigraph for this party: 

For Karl Marx: a stack of Bugs Bunny comic books, circa 1948-52, annotated by William Blake

              —Franklin Rosemont 


A toy tiger stuffed with fearful symmetry in the form of a stuffed toy lamb and a capital B, the latter to be attached to a lake the size and shape of Lambeth, London.

             — Mary Jo Bang 

A fountain pen with a tiny bratwurst instead of ink, akin to the humble sausage roll.

             — Miriam Moore-Keish  

The collected works of David Lynch and a single, blue rose.

             — Billy Youngblood   

A handful of ethically sourced mantis shrimp pickling in a mason jar.

             — Ryan Nhu

An expired gift certificate for a gravestone.

             — Fred Schmalz

A bottle of barrel aged bourbon (aged during the nine nights that Satan fell to earth) — the label is a horse drawn by Francis Bacon — on the other side of the label is Lucille Clifton’s poem “blake” written in a fine blue ink by the hand of one of the Four Zoas (but we don’t know which) – the bottle cap is also blue, like the ink, but shinier and atop the lid is a single silver star, engraved! 

            — S. Yarberry 

Three fingernails harvested, very delicately, from the dessicated corpse of John Milton, on which a stranger has inscribed his name.

             — Toby Altman 

A vegetable toe.

             — Emily Barton Altman

A clipping of hair from everyone who has ever loved him, needle-felted into the shape of a rose.

             — Emma Wilson

A blend of mystery teas in a triple-glazed tea cup.

             — Laaura Goldstein  

A first edition King James bible printed in large folio format, with erasures by Mary Ruefle and supplemental illustrations by George Herriman, creator of Krazy Kat.

             — Evan James 

A church organ that sounds like a tiger.

             — Irina Teveleva

A translucent purple Gameboy Color and Pokémon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow, the manga it’s derived from, and a copy of Capable Monsters by Marlin M. Jenkins.

             — Alex Wells Shapiro

Airpods... playing an mp3 of assorted bird calls.

             — Mitchell Johnson