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On the beige cover of the twenty-page stapled-magazine is a photograph entitled “Rocker, Abandoned Hotel,” by Roger Camp. The first page has the table of contents, as well as submission information and the price for copies of the magazine. The table of contents is broken into poetry, listed first, essays, and then artwork. It was made available with foreign money (with an extra fee), but Aspect offered subscription ordering as well as the fifty cents per copy. Aspect was also listed in the Directory of Little Magazines from 1971-1972, and is also part of the Committee of Small Magazine Editors & Publishers (COSMEP) during this time. Edward J. Hogan, Frances Tsu-Huai Yuan, and Deborah Becker are the three members of the editorial board, and Edward J. Hogan is the general editor and publisher.

The contents of the essay begin with Ellen Link’s “Confrontation by Telephone: a Diary” that includes a longer entry for May 16 1968 and a shorter entry for May 23. Two poems by Frtiz Hamilton, “In Beth Israel Mental Hospital” and “Eulogy,” are followed by the poem “Jazz Notes” by James Hasgood, “A Public Dunking of Donuts” by Kendall Wilt, an illustration and untitled poem by Richard Latta, and Joan McNerney’s “On Viewing Buddha in the Metropolitan Museum. A short untitled essay by Eric Cashen follows with an illustration by Lorianne Hogan, Tom Montag’s poems “Winter Wind” and “Canoe Trip: New Summer,” with an illustration by Meredy Mullen, an untitled poem by John D. Dolan, and the poem “The Vanquished” by Anthony P. Nasta. The art in the magazine is mostly abstract. All of the art, except for the cover page, is left untitled and placed with poems.

A commentary by Edward J. Hogan, “I.F. Stone slows Down,” is followed by the section “Small Presses/Received” with one book of poems, Ship Bound for Where by Kent Chamberlin.

The last page is the ending of the poem, but there is no blank back page on the magazine itself.

Publication Date

Winter 1-1972


Aspect Magazine


Boston, Massachusetts


American Politics | Literature in English, North America | United States History

Aspect Magazine vol. 6, issue 36, January 1972