about

Be it known that Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety (“publication”) shall:

  • Appear approximately 1.618 times per year, preferably in APRIL and/or AUGUST.
  • Be edited, designed, produced and published by longtime collaborators Matt Hart and Eric Appleby (here listed in chronological order) under the imprint of Forklift, Ink.
  • Be hand-assembled in limited quantities from a variety of unusual materials.
  • Actively seek out and solicit imaginative works of prose, visual art and poetry from authors and artists both new and noteworthy.
  • Pay contributors in copies and the promise of food/libation/lodging upon their visit to the Greater Cincinnati area.
  • Remain free of advertising.
  • Fetishize the aesthetics of early industrialized society in a distinctly post-industrial fashion.
  • Include, besides poetry, such diversions as recipes, agricultural wisdom, home economics lessons, and other bits of nonsense.
  • Strive to maintain our record of over two decades as an accident-free workplace.
  • Consist of approximately 150 pages, give or take.
  • Thrive on the many uses of negation, whether logical or otherwise.
  • Take poetry quite seriously, if little or nothing else.
  • Deal obliquely with problems of language, communication, typography, commerce, and book-as-objet d’art.
  • Nonetheless keep our politics to ourselves.
  • Mistreat the perfectly acceptable word “Ink” by rendering it as an abbreviation (as in “Forklift, Ink.”)
  • Be sold almost exclusively online, utilizing PayPal(tm) to accept credit cards for purchase.
  • Feature no work by celebrity chefs.
  • Publish only enticing tidbits on our website for the purpose of making customers of unsuspecting visitors.
  • Be greater than the sum of our parts.
  • Respond to inquiries sent to editors@ForkliftOhio.com.