Best Of 2017

Best Mixture of Poetry and Industrial Safety: 'Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety'

Best Mixture of Poetry and Industrial Safety

First published in 1994 by Cincinnati transplants Matt Hart and Eric Appleby in an attempt to capture some of the poetry being spilled inside Kaldi’s Coffeehouse, Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety has come a long way from its modest newsprint beginnings. Utilizing the same adventurous spirit that earmarks his own work, editor-in-chief Hart concocts a stew that seamlessly pairs new blood with established writers, while designer/publisher Appleby delivers a product that improbably conveys both a sense of gravitas and a sense of humor. Inside and out, each issue seems to outdo the last. Whether actual crushed brick adorns its cover or it’s sealed in an evidence bag, you may not know how to open it, but open it you must. forkliftohio.com.