Cover art by Diane Schoemperlen
Karl Jirgens edited and published Rampike, an international journal of art, writing, and theory (1979-2016), now digitally archived with free public access to over 4000 pages (all copyrights remain with the contributors): https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/rampike/about.html
Jirgens has a number of small press publications to his credit and he has several articles and short stories published in on-line and print periodicals.
**Limited issues of hard copies of Rampike back issues are still available for purchase. (Note: Pataphysics issue is sold out).
"Rampike, one of the few journals to consistently publish conceptual work in an international context.”
—Jason McBride/Quill & Quire.
"Rampike, one of the most elegant and lively 'zeens' in Canada "
—Phil Hall/Books in Canada.
“In Canada, a very rich and vital experimentalism is in evidence in periodicals such as Rampike"
“Rampike, edited by Karl Jirgens, is a progressive champion magazine of aggressively promoting tomorrow’s fashionable poetry. Ritz!”
—Michael Basinski /The Small Magazine Review (N. Y.)
"This is a vital and important journal"
"I've never seen any other magazine that so successfully moves back and forth from academic analysis to the frontiers of experimental art."
—Mike Gunderloy/Fact Sheet Five (N.Y.)
PUBLISHED SINCE 1979, RAMPIKE HAS FEATURED PRIZE-WINNING & ground-breaking artists, writers, & theorists, including nominees and winners of awards such as the BOOKER, COMMONWEALTH, ORANGE, PULITZER, DUBLIM IMPAC, NEUSTADT, GILLER, TRILLIUM, WRITER'S TRUST, & GOVERNER GENERA'S AWARD, to name a few.
For more details, please consult the full list of back-issues and past contributors provided on the new Rampike web-site.
ALL COPYRIGHTS REMAIN WITH CONTRIBUTORS.
→ 36 YEARS! – Historical Archive of Back-Issues
Over 4000 PAGES; 1979 – 2016!
Free public access at: http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/rampike
Back cover art: Elise Puddy
Front Cover art: Gary Barwin
Cover art: Gary Shilling
Cover art: Karl Jirgens
[Eye of Opera-Singer, Maria Carere]
Cover art: Guy Laramée
Cover art: Phil Hall
Cover art: Kero
Cover art: John Laford
Cover art: Camille Martin
Cover art: Valts Kleins
Back Cover art: Gustave Morin
Front Cover art: Jaap Blonk
Cover art: Fernando Aguiar
Cover art: Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge