Welcome to the new home of Busk.
At its inception, Busk was an online literary journal created by three enterprising college students, each artists in their own right. Over the course of a couple months the journal brought in a number of high quality submissions which were presented on the main page of the site. Yet, due to lack of funding, motivation, and the post graduation fracturing of the contingent, Busk fell into internet oblivion.
Now, Busk rises from the interminable quagmire of the internet as a decidedly more flexible space.
At Busk we intend to continue publishing high quality art and literature, including, but not limited to: poetry, photography, drawing, fiction, non-fiction, and painting.
Aside from this, we would also like Busk to serve as a space for intellectual (and base) discourse on any number of topics, again including, but not limited to: literature, music, art, television, athletics, cooking, fermentation, nature, Vegemite and identifying dogs on the street.
At Busk we will provide a home for the buskers out in the streets; those individuals sending their art and ideas out into the ether with no consideration for whether or not anyone wants to hear them. Our only vague hope is that with the guitar case open in front of our feet, something might fall into it.
Though we like to think we have a refined taste in art, literature and music, we intend to be as open as possible when reviewing content submitted to Busk. We welcome work in all disciplines and forms, recognizing that quality is a relative consideration.
At Busk, our only true values is those of pluck and experimental boldness. We place special emphasis on work that bends and breaks paradigm to create something strange yet familiar. We do not eschew tradition. As much as we love postmodern culture, we recognize the beauty of classical art. However, we do consider tradition mutable. THE PAST IS NOT STATIC. Ideas, like anything in the physical world, can never cease to change shape, to take on new forms.
I don’t mean to wax academic, BUT the point is: if you feel your work deserves to be seen, read or heard, we’re happy to see, read or hear it.
The Busk staff