Circus Book is an electronically-published literary magazine, blog, and press. Circus Book’s editors have eight-handedly (with the help of our contributors) created, maintained, and refined every aspect of Circus Book’s current incarnation.
Born after poet and essayist Joe Weil’s training in the majestic labor of spontaneous, community-based art, Circus Book was founded in 2008 by Dana Jaye Cadman and Tom Bair in an apartment on South Street between Chambers and Liberty in Newburgh, New York. Dana Frances Haitkin and Lewis Levenberg were phoned immediately and thank jehoshaphat they each agreed to be Circus Book’s final two editors.
Circus Book operates with a spirit of inclusion, collaboration, and aesthetic promiscuity. Circus Book does not sell a personality. Circus Book sells little of anything. Circus Book breaks even. Neither does Circus Book promise a genre nor a medium nor a philosophy. Circus Book likes the rigor of the artist and the performance of the thinker and vice versa, wherever, however, may they ever appear.
We hope you enjoy the show.