The 2019 print issue (Volume 7) of Tab Journal explores the concept of containment, both of a poem as container that delivers words to the reader’s eyes and ears and of paper and typography as containers. The visual language in this issue experiments with tags, labels, tracking methods, scanning, etc., upon which we rely for accurate delivery and that reveal the final experience contained within and across pages. The materials used in this issue play with transparency and hiding what is contained.
The January 2019 issue features original poetry by Ivy Alvarez, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Sonja Johanson, Vandana Khanna, Erika Meitner, Anya Silver, Maggie Smith, and Lesley Wheeler as well as a translation by Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Farris of a poem by Anna Akhmatova. If you would like a copy of this issue, please use the Contact form to request one.
Tab Journal took a hiatus from online issues during 2019 in order to make the issues in the Archives more accessible and to change online platforms. Online issues return in 2020.
NAHULI SA BIBIG and NAKUHA SA BIBIG
EVERY GIRL BEGINS and ROLE MODELS
CHANT D’AMOUR, 1965
NEARLY APRIL and GATEFOLD
NOW THAT I CAN SEE THE LIGHT
OPEN and AT THE DETENTION CENTER
Anna Akhmetova, translated by Katie Farris and Ilya Kaminsky
RAIN and FINAL PROTEST
The content of our print issues is not available online in its entirety; this issue is still available and can be requested using the Contact form.