The Reaper (magazine)
The Reaper was a United States literary periodical which played an important role in establishing the poetry movements of New Narrative and New Formalism. It was founded in 1980 and ran until 1989; a double issue of numbers 19 and 20 was the last. The Reaper was founded and edited by Robert McDowell and Mark Jarman. It was started at Indiana State University. For the earlier issues the art director was Michael K. Aakhus; for later issues Thomas Wilhelmus served as fiction editor.
Donald Hall contributed a review of the first ten issues in Issue 10. The piece was entitled 'Reaping the Reaper'. His first paragraph runs: "Most poems in the first ten issues of The Reaper are bad. Many are bad in familiar ways." But he went on to say the magazine "is an encouraging phenomenon because it howls with dissatisfaction."
- "Robert McDowell". Poetry Net. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
- Chris Baldick (2008). The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms. Oxford University Press. p. 226. ISBN 978-0-19-920827-2. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
- Edward Hirsch (8 April 2014). A Poet's Glossary. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 398. ISBN 978-0-547-73746-1. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
- Jonathan Holden (1 July 2008). The Fate of American Poetry. University of Georgia Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0-8203-3311-3.
- The Reaper, Issue 10, 1984. page 3
- The Reaper, Issue 10, 1984. page 8
- Jarman, Mark, and McDowell, Robert: The Reaper Essays, Story Line Press, 1996, ISBN 1-885266-21-9.
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