The Periodical

***Read below for subscription instructions***

First To Knock is proud to present... First To Knock... an irregularly-issued, print-only, subscription-based periodical of new writings, exhumed un-classics, translations, art, and anything else deemed relevant by the editorial brain trust. This is an efficient means to stay networked and up to date on shorter form action and ephemeral material without being jacked into the mainframe 24/7.

Each issue is loosely themed. The periodical is edited by Michael P. Daley and Nico Ponce de Leon Dios.

Issue #1 was published in January 2023 and featured...

Heinrich von Kleist
presented and translated by Matthew Spencer
Algernon Blackwood
historically analyzed by Sam Kunkel
Vasistha
retold by Julia Bembenek
Donald Bruno
illustrated the cover
Issue #2 was published in June 2023 and featured...
The symbolism of the Chartres Cathedral
interpreted by Sam Kunkel
A prison ball comic strip
written and illustrated by Sterling Bartlett
A computational history of π
explored by Theophilus L. Human
Nico Ponce de Leon Dios
provides the cover artwork
Issue #3 is forthcoming and will be an all-Maurice Blanchot issue, featuring work by scholars Bryan Counter, John McKeane, and Jeff Fort.
The aforementioned subscription instructions are as follows...
This periodical is entirely free (so long as the bleeding can be withstood). If you want to subscribe, please send an email to info @ first to knock . com with the following:
Subj: FTK Periodical: [Your Name]
 
Body: [Name] / [Address] / [best contact aka email or phone]
You can unsubscribe or change your address anytime thereafter by emailing info @ first to knock . com

Do note:

This periodical is entirely print-only and delivered by mail. There will be no e-books, pdfs, or other digital perversions.

This periodical is for subscribers and will not be available for ad hoc requests: Do not come a-knocking in an ala carte mode.

It will print and deliver via USPS whenever we can find the time to publish.

If you send a subscription request via direct message on social media, your request will not be honored.