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08 Sep. 2023

Book Launch for Silverfish 003: Hole


Join us Friday September 8th from 5-7 pm for the publication launch of Silverfish 003: Hole.

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, inside this publication you’ll find an eclectic 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, the 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, Silverfish has 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.


Silverfish is a collective based in Tkaronto/Toronto, focused on cultivating sustained dialogue between contemporary artists and writers. Silverfish’s 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, Silverfish organizes 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 a print and digital periodical, which features experimental and expansive approaches to artistic practice and art writing.

This project has been generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council.

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