Ol’ Chanty is the new website of the old Chanticleer Magazine, which has now been discontinued. The aim of this website is to publish poetry, essays, short stories, novel excerpts, criticism and what ever else comes our way that we deem worthy of the world’s attention. Ol’ Chanty would like to continue the tradition of Chanticleer Magazine, which called itself “A Magazine Of Poetry And Ideas – Not Necessarily In That Order.” Therefore Ol’ Chanty will also include a blog (Chatbox) in which the editor – or anyone else – can sound off on any issue which stimilates them to say something interesting – within certain limits of course.
Chanticleer Magazine acquired the reputation of being an against the grain, ‘underground’ magazine which took a certain pride in being different from most other magazines. It received a lot of warm praise from various quarters, as well as some scathing criticism. One reviewer even described it as the most irritating poetry review journal he had surveyed to date. (Kudos indeed!) Ol’ Chanty will do its best to continue this proud and noble tradition.
Chanticleer Press, which used to publish Chanticleer Magazine, now only publishes chapbooks and ‘proper’ books (in limited handmade editions). Details of these publications can be found elsewhere on the website.
Issue 22 (the previous paper issue was 21, so this might also be considered to be 22 ) contains:
Poem - Karen MargolisSubmissions, queries and comments can be made using the on-line form found on our Contact page. You can also join our mailing list there.
Short Story - Ian MacFadyen
Poems - George Held
Shards - John Bennett
Essay and Translations - Thomas Ország-Land on Miklós Radnóti
Poems - David Waddilove
Poem - R. D. Armstrong
Short Story - Hugh Fox
Poems - Arthur Coleman
Essay - Richard Livermore on Lorca’s Politics
Poems - A. D. Winans
Essay-Review - Richard Livermore on Jeremy Reed’s Genet
Review - Richard Livermore on Louise Landes Levi’s Banana Baby
Finally, the editor hopes that all who visit these pages enjoy what they read.
Richard Livermore – Editor