The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program, in conjunction with the DEAR NAVIGATOR editorial staff, are proud to announce the second (double!) issue of DEAR NAVIGATOR, an electronic magazine of contemporary art + writing, featuring emerging + established artists from around the globe.

[Because winter isn’t cold enough, we’re striking again while the iron is hot—with twice the content in our first double issue!]

Bolstered by a distinguished board, DEAR NAVIGATOR creates a forum for innovative writing that works as art object, critical opus, interdisciplinary essay, poetic form, meta-text, and philosophical offering. Housed by the MFA in Writing Program at SAIC, DEAR NAVIGATOR appears quarterly and electronically, publishing a handful of established and up-and-coming writers per issue, while shepherding associated projects, including curated reading and performance series.

We couldn’t be more delighted to announce the debut of Issue 2: The Crush, which features new multidisciplinary work from:

• Eric Baus
• Susan Daitch
• Hamdy el-Gazzar (translated by Humphrey Davies)
• William Fuller
• Kristi Maxwell
• Nick Montfort and Stephanie Strickland
• Eleni Sikelianos
• Zachary Schomburg
• Kate Zambreno

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Dan Beachy-Quick, Kenneth Goldsmith, Matthea Harvey, Yusef Komunyakaa, W. Martin, Peter Orner, Vanessa Place, Patricia Smith, Brian Kim Stefans, Saviana Stanescu, and Cole Swenson


Editor: Elizabeth Metzger Sampson

Curator and Content Editor: Kristi McGuire

Editor-at-Large: Chris Cuellar

Associate Editors: Rebecca Elliott, Heather McShane, Edmund Sandoval, and Colin Winnette

Spiritual Advisor: Sarah Archer