absent magazine

issue 04




Editorial Board

Simon DeDeo, Founding Editor, is a scientist and poet. He currently lives in Tokyo and keeps rhubarb is susan.

Elisa Gabbert, Poetry Editor, is a writer in Boston. Her chapbook, Thanks for Sending the Engine, is available from Kitchen Press. Visit The French Exit.

Jo Guldi, Prose Editor, is at the University of Chicago, where she works on the history of the British road network and keeps inscape.

Irwin Chen, Designer, is an interaction designer and teaches at Parsons in New York City. He is the founder of Redub LLC.

Where do we find ourselves? in a series of which we do not know the extremes, and believe that it has none. We wake and find ourselves on a stair; there are stairs below us, which we seem to have ascended; there are stairs above us, many a one, which go upward and out of sight.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Experience

A text is not a text unless it hides from the first comer, from the first glance, the law of its composition and the rules of its game.

—Jacques Derrida, Plato’s Pharmacy