Sensitive Skin Number 1, Vol. 1

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Sensitive Skin features art, writing and music, without rules or boundaries, by both famous and emerging artists, writers, and musicians from around the globe.

Sensitive Skin Number 1 – or is it #5?

It took us almost a year to figure out that Peau Sensible in English meant Sensitive Skin. A lot of water passed under the bridge between Peau Sensible 4 and this first issue to go by the English title, the editorial staff was different – Rob Hardin and Christian X. Hunter joined up – but we were still somewhat confused, so we numbered it “5,” like it was the fifth issue of Peau Sensible, when it’s really the first issue of Sensitive Skin. Or something like that.

Notables to join us with this issue include Warhol film star (Tarzan and Jane Regained…Sort Of, Lonesome Cowboys) and poet Taylor Mead (Taylor Mead, A Simple Country Girl), Black Mountain poet and Naropa instructor Fielding Dawson, Queens Poet Laureate Hal Sirowitz (Mother Said), novelist and radio host (Wreck This Mess) bart plantenga (Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World), Nuyorican poet Edwin Torres and future editor Tim Beckett, a translation of the work of L.V. Pena by mystery writer Kenneth Wishnia (23 Shades of Black), Emily XYZ( (The Emily XYZ Songbook), Arthur Nersesian (The Fuck-Up), a photograph by Alain Duplantier and artwork from Shalom Neuman, as well as the usual gang.

Writing by Carl Watson, John Farris, Emily XYZ, Taylor Mead, Christian X. Hunter, Wanda Phipps, Norman Douglas, Jeff Vorzimmer, L.V. Pena, Arthur Nersesian, Patricia Winter, B. Kold, Audrey Raden, Marguerite Van Cook, Ann Marlowe, Michael Carter, Michael Randall, Rob Hardin, Hal Sirowitz, Neil Danziger, bart plantenga, Kim Connell, Edwin Torres, Tim Beckett, Darius James, Vicki Moss, Evert Eden, Mia Hansford, Sal Salasin, David Huberman, Joe Semenovich, Fielding Dawson, Eve Packer, Mike Topp.

Art by Fly, James Romberger, Andrea Neuman, Lawrence Faden, Alain Duplantier, Shalom Neuman, Constance Williams.

32 pages, 8.5″ x 11″, black and white, PDF format. Summer/Fall 1993.

Sensitive Skin began as a print venture from New York’s Lower East Side in the 1990s, and published such literary luminaries as Richard Hell, Steve Cannon, Jack Micheline, Penny Arcade, John Farris, Eileen Myles, Lynne Tillman, Patrick McGrath, Bob Holman, Maggie Estep, Emily XYZ, Herbert Huncke and Joel Rose, with art by Andres Serrano, Ari Marcopolis, Andrew Castrucci and James Romberger, to name but a few….

Sensitive Skin was reborn in the summer of 2010, and has since presented original work by such esteemed writers, artists and musicians as Samuel R. Delaney, John Lurie, Gary Indiana, Sharon Mesmer, Charles Gatewood, Gretchen Faust, Alex Katz, Peter Blauner, Hal Sirowitz, Arthur Nersesian, Maggie Estep, Fred Frith, Evelyn Bencicova, Thurston Moore, Iggy Pop, Winston Smith, Sue Rynski, Steve Dalachinsky, Marty Thau, Justine Frischmann, Craig Clevenger, Darius James, Stewart Home, Michael A. Gonzales, Drew Hubner, Jonathan Shaw, Melissa Febos, Stephen Lack, Max Blagg, Patricia Eakins, Díre McCain, Rob Roberge, Kurt Wolf, Erika Schickel, John S. Hall, Kevin Rafferty, Elliott Sharp, Mike Hudson, James Greer, Ruby Ray, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.