In 1986, a handful of authors challenged each other to write new works every month, to be reproduced and shared for mutual criticism. Enter a graphic artist with a sophisticated reproduction equipment, and before they knew it, the literary magazine Chronoscope was born.
Although producing only 14 issues over its two-and-a-half year run, Chronoscope had readers and contributors from a dozen countries around the world. Here are poems of love, terror, contemplation, merriment and sorrow. There is teasing of sacred cows, and a French town full of escaped chickens. From the tenderness of passion to the endless dull travel of a couple locked in an empty marriage, from the terror of the opening of a doorway into Hell to a riotously naughty look at the nature of statistics, Chronoscope always entertained, touched, tickled, and tore at the imaginations of its readers.
Welcome to this, the anthology of the best that Chronoscope had to offer during its initial run, and the inauguration of the annual competition for other new, passionate voices to be heard. Come enjoy a time of creation, a time of expression, a time of the mind taking flight...
Come take the measure of Chronoscope.