John Oakes is the co-founder and co-publisher of OR Books. He got his start in publishing in 1987 as an assistant editor at Barney Rosset’s Grove Press.
Dale Peck is the author of twelve books, including the novels Martin and John and Greenville, the essay collection Hatchet Jobs, and the memoir Visions and Revisions.
Calvin Baker's most recent novel, Grace, was published in 2015. A technology entrepreneur, Baker is co-founder of the digital content platform ScrollMotion.
Zia Jaffrey is the author of The Invisibles: A Tale of the Eunuchs of India. She is currently writing a book about Arab-Americans.
Porochista Khakpour is the author of the novels Sons & Other Flammable Objects and The Last Illusion and the forthcoming memoir Sick. She is a journalist and professor.
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In 1957, Barney Rosset, Fred Jordan and a few others launched The Evergreen Review with work by Samuel Beckett, Jean-Paul Sartre, Mark Schorer, and James Purdy. For the next sixteen years, Evergreen published writing that launched an assault on American propriety: literary, sexual, and social. Evergreen’s genius lay in its ability to mix radical American voices from the literary and social fringes—Burroughs, Ginsberg, Susan Sontag, LeRoi Jones, Henry Miller—with a global cast of writers, many of whom were introduced to American readers by the magazine: Beckett, Genet, Grass, Ōe, Duras, Paz, Walcott, Nabokov. The magazine was often shocking, always intriguing. It featured some of the finest writing available, by writers whose influence continues to shape contemporary literature. Here are a few such selections:
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After a hiatus of many years, Evergreen was re-launched on-line in 1998, and then again in 2017. Now under the leadership of publisher John Oakes and editor-in-chief Dale Peck, the new Evergreen builds on Rosset’s legacy of searching out the stories that aren’t being told or aren’t being heard: stories that challenge our sensibilities and expand our understanding of the way people actually live in the world, and the way their truths can be expressed. Available free of charge in an online-only format, the magazine will feature fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from an international array of new and established writers. Additionally, new editions of Foxrock Books, the book publishing arm of The Evergreen Review, are being released on a periodic basis; the first two titles available in the series are Samuel Beckett’s Stirrings Still and Marguerite Duras’ The Man Sitting in the Corridor.
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