Silverfish Issue 003 dives into the theme of Hole, featuring texts and artworks by Hannah Bullock, Melly Davidson, Saint Haarlem, Mobólúwajídìde D. Joseph, abisola oni, and Sid Sharp. Guest edited by Cason Sharpe, this publication contains a mix of poetry, photography, painting, video stills, screenplays, drawings, and essays, that explore the amorphous Hole from above, below, and inside. Readers will be confronted with a variety of voids and orifices including mouths, eyes, pussies, blackholes, redactions, chemical stains, unnamed pain, and the five holy wounds.
This year, our publication is accompanied by a short chapbook of flash fiction by Hailey Kobrin, featuring graphics by Max Lester. This collection of super-short stories was originally commissioned in 2021 for Glorious Hole, a collaborative broadsheet project between Max Lester and Hailey Kobrin. In celebration of the publication of Silverfish 003: Hole, we’ve republished the fragments of flash fiction originally included in the broadsheet in their entirety, offering a glimpse further into the glorious hole that started it all.
This publication is available for sliding scale pricing, starting at $15, plus shipping. If pricing is a barrier, please get in contact with us.
8.5 x 11 in, 32 pages, pbk, perfect bound
Limited run of 200
Co-published by Silverfish and Hearth
Edited by Cason Sharpe
Designed by Rowan Lynch
Silverfish is a collective based in Tkaronto/Toronto, focused on cultivating sustained dialogue between contemporary artists and writers. Our publication and workshop program prioritize interdisciplinary collaboration, experimentation, and process, working within a framework of relational, non-institutional pedagogy. Silverfish is a proponent of organic, scattered, and occasional publishing. On an annual-ish basis, we organize a workshop program rooted in peer-based skill sharing in which emerging artists and writers collaborate to reflect on pressing themes and critical discourses within contemporary art and culture. The workshop program culminates in the publication of our print and digital periodical, which features experimental and expansive approaches to artistic practice and art writing. We are committed to providing a unique platform and paid opportunities for emerging artists and writers, and prioritize creating opportunities for those within 2SLGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities.
We are grateful for the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.