Tengen Issue #4 Out Now!

Tengen Issue #4 is out now!
Read it online at http://www.issuu.com/tengenmag.
(Printed copies to follow super-duper soon!)

What’s inside?

– Interview with Tom McCarthy
– Exclusive artwork from Kanitta Meechubot
– Poetry by Joseph Kerridge, Steve Willey, Rupert Cabbell Manners, Olivia Ho, Umar Hassan, Stephen Mooney, Jow Lindsay and Justin Katko
– Prose from Maru Rojas, Sean Bonney, Kyle Robertson and Louisa Little with Khalid Tetuani
– Visual work from Erika Altosaar, Johanna Torell, Lara Kamhi, Poppy Whatmore and Sarah Pickering
– Q&A with Steve Willey on Poetry and London
– Interview with Zaheer Ali on the reinvention of Malcolm X
– Film reviews and more!

We really hope you enjoy this latest issue of Tengen – we’re certainly very excited about it!

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If you’d like to contribute something to the next issue of Tengen – or if you just want to say “hello!” – then pop us an email at tengenmagazine@gmail.com.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Tengen Issue #3 Out Now

Issue 3 Cover

Issue #3 is out now!

Read it for free online at http://www.issuu.com/tengenmag.

So, what’s in Issue #3?

– Original poetry by Mark Ford, Graeme Abernethy, Peter Robinson, Olivia Ho, Khalid Tetuani, Clarissa Pabi and Rupert Cabbell Manners.

– Prose pieces from Liv Schulman and Timothy Yam, as well as an excerpt from Louisa Little’s ‘The Wake’.

– Sing Yun Lee and Olivia Ho present a special feature on The Small Publisher’s Fair, including interviews with painter, poet and publisher, Yves Chaudouët, and Susanna Jones of the Royal Holloway Creative Writing Programme.

– Visual theorist, illustration lecturer and performance artist Adrian Holme explores the division between art and science in ‘London and the Multi-Sensory City’.

– Colleague Gareth Polmeer applies his complementary research to a discussion of William Raban’s new London film, ‘About Now MMX’, in his article ‘The Cinematic Map’.

– Francis John Guillem Gene-Rowe and Khalid Tetuani interview China Miéville about his acclaimed novel, ‘The City & The City’.

– Tim Marshall reviews Paul Auster’s latest, ‘Sunset Park’.

– John Tucker relishes the opportunity to get to grips with jaime robles’ new verse triple-volume, ‘animus anime anima’.

– In film, Halim Boudjeltia takes a look at ‘The Social Network’, while Timothy Yam wholeheartedly recommends ‘Black Swan’, albeit from behind the sofa.

– Ho Zhen Ming presents her untitled installation piece examining the “multiple systems” that govern our everyday lives.

– Pencil drawing from Yuwei (Vivien) Zhang.

– Also, watch out for an introduction to Sing J. Lee’s short film, ‘O R D E R’.

A limited number of printed copies to follow soon, each individually hand-stamped and numbered. Pick up a copy if you’re lucky enough to spot one!

Coming up in Issue #3…

In keeping with our plans to extend Tengen‘s creative outlook, Issue #3 is shaping up to be the most diverse issue yet. We are excited to be working with literary and artistic minds from across London, Manchester and as far as France.

For those of you interested, here is a sneak preview of what’s to come in our 3rd Issue:

Still from 'O R D E R' - a video short by Sing J. Lee

Still from 'O R D E R' - a video short by Sing J. Lee

'Hand, Flower and Pattern' - Illustration from Vivien Zhang

Plus much more to come.
There’s still plenty of time to get involved with Issue #3 – clink the link for information and opportunities.

Have a great weekend!

Issue #2

Issue 2 of Tengen Magazine available now, as of December 2010, including:

 – A retrospective on Samuel Delany’s rise to a cult icon, by Daniel Culpan

 – Robert Tucker interviews Leicester photographer Nathan Cook, featuring on our cover, about his Edgar Allen Poe-inspired gothic collection.

 – Invocations and Evocations: Mark Turner examines the relationship between the queer and the surreal in film

 – Soul Stirrings: John Stokes on the Irish Season at the Tricycle Theatre

All this plus poetry, short stories and reviews.

You can read it online here.

Issue #1

Welcome to Tengen – the creative magazine for London students.

Issue #1 is out now, including:

  • An exclusive interview with Siri Hustvedt
  • Transports of Delight – Will Self publishes a haiku in memory of Nicolas Roeg.
  • Dodgem Logic: Samuel Johnson reviews Alan Moore’s latest comic book offering.
  • Honing: Peter Swaab on the new Christopher Ricks edition of Samuel Menashe’s Selected Poems.
  • The Bloomsbury Project: Rosemary Ashton on UCL’s murky, marshy beginning.
  • Voice Recognition: Simon Morley reviews the new Bloodaxe anthology of contemporary poets and much, much more…

Download Issue #1 or read it online at Scribd.com