Monday, June 06, 2005

Wanted: artists, writers, authors, thinkers, editorial, typographers

We thought of the name cafegroundzero, due to a discussion that occurred under an old maple tree on the grounds in front of the Emily Post building on a balmy spring day in 1983. The question was, where would you like to be if the bomb ever fell?

The consensus seemed to be that it would be best doing something one really enjoyed, with some one whom one really loved. I thought a cafe would be nice, with some red wine, slightly chilled, our favourite foods, a good conversation, on a sidewalk under a parasol.

The idea would be a meeting place where one could commune, stress free, with the sun, the air, the earth, even a body of water nearby if possible. Discussion would be amicable, calm at times, excited at others, but rarely if ever confrontational. However, if that’s necessary. Anyhow, the subject matter should be mostly philology, art, literature, philosophy, political theory with courtesy for differing viewpoints, the avant-garde, the classical… Not too restricted a field. But serious about having fun.

Longer articles could be divided up into monthly serials. No submissions of hate literature, unless the hate literature is the subject of a serious analysis. Nothing pornographic or that we would need to cover with a brown paper wrapper. Submissions in Spanish or English. Translations need to be certified.

Distribution is still being worked out as we speak. Contact me at hajCUTOUTSPAMgora7(at)yahoo.com for any further details.

First posted at 43things.com on Jun 06, 08:46AM

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