Esopus Magazine, Number 10
I was surprised to stumble upon this large -format, 126 page magazine. It brings together various contributions "unmediated" by advertising. All sorts of creative endeavors are represented here, including plenty of loose sheets presenting art. I wondered why Aesop's name was chosen for this outpouring of and support for artistic activity -- until I discovered on the foundation's website that Esopus is named for a creek in the Catskill Mountains that empties into the Hudson. The name thus has nothing to do with the ancient storyteller. "Named after a vibrant creek that runs through New York's Catskill Mountains, Esopus is a cultural stream, free of advertising and commercial influence." I keep it in the collection to forewarn any future fable researcher wondering if he or she needs to dig for treasure in this field!