Star 82 Review is an independent art and literature, online and print magazine that highlights words and images in gemlike forms. Each issue includes a combination of flash fiction, creative nonfiction, erasure texts, narrative art, word+image, collage poems, and poetic storytelling featuring subtle humor, humility and humanity, the strange and the familiar, and hope.

Star 82 is the code needed to unblock one's phone number. Tell us who you are. Someone will answer.

"Star 82 is a magnifier, makes little things rise, and humbly makes giants of us all." —a reader, 2018

Star 82 Review was founded in 2012 by Alisa Golden, then a senior adjunct professor in the Printmaking Program at California College of the Arts, later, teaching letterpress in the MFA Writing Program, now a freelance writer, editor, and artist. She has been making books since 1983 under the imprint never mind the press. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, a BFA from CCA(c) in Printmaking. You can find her book art, art quilts, and links to her writing, blog, and YouTube channel, never mind, at www.neverbook.com.


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Editor Interviews at:
Duotrope (Sept. 18, 2013)
Six Questions For… blog (May 2, 2014)
Six Questions For… blog (November 12, 2021)

Listings on:
Poets & Writers

Reviews at New Pages:
Issue 6.2
Issue 1.1

Complete list of contributors to *82 Review may be found here.


Order single print copies of *82 Review:
1.1 (creative)
1.2 (skin)
1.3 (floating)
1.4 (a haunting story)

2.1 (language equality)
2.2 (what happened and what mattered)
2.3 (books and visual arts)
2.4 (think about the sound of what is real)

3.1 (the mouthpiece of justice and fairness)
3.2 (In offbeat corners)
3.3 (comedy is more like a neighborhood)
3.4 (art looks for edge to evolve)

4.1 (curiosity is that impulse of desire)
4.2 (human)
4.3 (heartless issues are weakest because they are mock anchors)
4.4 (bright sky showed impact)

Special Issue: 50/50 word stories (now a landscape, now a room)

5.1 (suggested walls of faces)
5.2 (curiosity turned out to be a library of collectors)
5.3 (splintered search for a renamed audience; ear to the ground)
5.4 (how real people understand falling to wake up)

Special 5th Anniversary Issue (Print Only, an index, of sorts: covers and contributors listed plus poems created from the first two or last two words of each written piece in each issue)
Star 82 Review 5th Anniversary

6.1 (above the knee, artistic emotions)
6.2 (applying for worlds of compromises and empathy)
6.3 (of lost and found landscapes)
6.4 (memories well-preserved in a shadowy light stare and dance)

7.1 (falling for good people)
Special Issue: Pocket Poems Anthology (the collaboration of whispers and sparkle)
7.2 (stories summoned memories of portable chandeliers)
7.3 (hope ranges quietly driving the spirit)
7.4 (smell the story of diverse weather)

8.1 (not yet empty examining interiors)
8.2 (hauled onto the culture across forces but continued)
8.3 (between memories and wonder)
8.4 (time reversed as story.)

Star 82 Press Chapbook 2020
Déjà Vu Goes Both Ways

9.1 (all are created absurd when you know everyone assumes)
9.2 (unexpectedly reflective)
9.3 (magic to recharge and to listen)
9.4 (sensitive evidence forecasts honest uncertainties to get to the truth)

10.1 (spirits of the conversational wild)
10.2 (unknown eyes driving changes)
10.3 (thinking—and the magical awareness of communicating)
10.4 (bright worlds are present in daylight)

11.1 (how to repopen questions in an empty house)
11.2 (powered by piercing emotions showcasing strength)
11.3 (reckoning with sustainable caring suggests a reparable foundation)
11.4 (alignment and shadow and lighting and meaing)

12.1 (practice sharing sound adventures outward)

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