The Coming of Blunderbuss Magazine and the Future of Curriculum Veto

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If you’re even a semi-regular visitor to Curriculum Veto, you have likely noticed that it’s been awhile since I’ve updated this blog, and longer still since I’ve kept up a regular weeklyish clip of fresh content. There is a reason for this.

Along with the poet-journalist Alex Howe and writer/designer/comic book artist Kevin Tang (who has occasionally graced the posts of CV), I am in the process of founding Blunderbuss Magazine, a webmag scheduled to go live in March 2013. Like the weapon from which we take our name, we intend to shove our muzzles full of whatever is at hand, make lots of noise, and fire in seemingly random directions.  What will tie together the essays, stories, poems, photographs, reportage, comics, and other bits of aesthetic shrapnel found at Blunderbuss is a common attitude of visceral humanism. We want to splash in the mud of lived experience, to battle for a radical empathy, and to provide a megaphone to howling assertions of human subjectivity. A little vague? Sure. But we promise you’ll start to get our vibe as time goes on.

Getting Blunderbuss off the ground has proven no small task, and it has sapped most of the energy that had formerly been allotted to Curriculum Veto. Honestly, that’s probably going to continue to be the case for the foreseeable future. Updates here are going to continue to be infrequent, and the posts that do show up are likely to fall at the two poles of the deeply personal/crassly self-promotional spectrum, with anything in the middle migrating over to Blunderbuss.

I’ve deeply appreciated your readership over the past 10 months or so. It’s been exciting to see this site grow, but if you’ve enjoyed what you’ve found here, I invite you to keep tabs on the progress of Blunderbuss Magazine. To stay updated on our developments, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. And keep an eye on CV. I promise to let you know what’s going on, both with me and with Blunderbuss.

Again, a sincere thanks to all of you who have read Curriculum Veto. But get excited; this next project is much bigger.

Best,
Travis

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