Jack, the 16th issue of Fuselit, is printed on pumpkin orange paper and features our first foray into fold-out covers. You'll notice at once a fairy tale-esque Jack the Lad type wielding an oversized sword, but who or what is his opponent?
Beyond this scene of deadly conflict, liberally scattered underfoot, are poems by:
Cully Bryant • Ray Blake • Peter Branson • Nick Kelly • Ronan Murphy • Matthew Haigh • Richard Osmond • Yew Leong Lee • Ben Stainton • Christos Sakellaridis • Jen Wainwright • Richard Halperin • Nick Asbury • Jo Bell • Sophie Clarke • Paul Ings • Rab Green • Shiona Tregaskis
Plus prose from:
William Peacock • Marvin Shackelford • Paul Norcross • Mark Sinclair • Andre Naffis-Sahely • Daisy Hildyard • Eoin Murphy
There are also illustrations by Jonathan Kelham and Rebecca Eddy and recorded contributions from Jeremy Keighley, Ryan Van Winkle and Ragland.
Meanwhile, in the supplementary booklet, Hijacks, a selection of six poets have written biographical pieces about famous Jacks. Now, that's entirely straightforward, isn't it? What could possibly have gone awry? Perhaps if we mention that Francine Rubin's piece is entitled 'Jack Nicholson: Principal Ballet Dancer' it will give you an idea ...