Uncategorized | February 23, 2004

The Missouri Review regularly publishes “found” texts. In the latest issue (Volume XXVI), you can read a lost-and-now-found short story by Tennessee Williams called “The Swan,” described as a study for the playwright’s first masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie. In Volume X, there’s an 1849 extract from one of Henry David Thoreau’s fragmentary notebooks. Finding texts that fell out of print, or were never in print, to then dust them off and print them is exciting excavation work which might be happening to your words and images too. Maybe right now…

Check out FOUND Magazine, the people who collect and then publish FOUND stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids’ homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, doodles–anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life. See if you’ve lost and FOUND’s found something once yours.

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