The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies

is a multidisciplinary open-access digital publication of the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC). The Journal seeks to host diverse works by writers and artists of varied backgrounds. We welcome academic articles, essays, reviews, poetry, images and forms of artistic expression.

Volume 13: Silence/Presence

Volume 13: Silence/Presence

"There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot." –John Cage, from Silence: Lectures and Writings "Is this what poetry is, letting what is there be...

Volume 12: Expanding the Canon

Volume 12: Expanding the Canon

Although small by design, Black Mountain College was boundless in many ways, and has long had an astonishing hold on the public mind. During its 24-year run as a liberal arts college with summer arts institutes, its activities regularly found their way into the media...