By: Joshua Glenn
November 10, 2023

One in a series of posts featuring pages from Hermenaut, a DIY intellectual zine/journal published by HILOBROW’s Josh Glenn from 1992 through 2000-01.


Spread from Hermenaut #9

I was a big fan of Lisa Carver’s zine Rollerderby in the early ’90s. We’d become friends, and she contributed several pieces of writing to HERMENAUT. Here’s the opening spread of an essay I wrote about her in 1994.

I was an editor at Utne Reader magazine at the time, and we were working on a cover story about Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World. The lineup was very light on people under the age of 40, so I suggested that we include Lisa on the list. I wrote the installment about Lisa, which you can find here.

PS: The August 2022 issue of the journal n+1 features an essay by Lisa Borst — “Live Free or Die” — on Lisa Carver.

Pub. Date: 1994
Theme: Grotesque
Hermenaut: Nietzsche
Pages: 46
Print Run: 1,500


MORE HERMENAUT on HILOBROW: HERMENAUTICA series | MEET THE HERMENAUTS | HERMENAUT’s last five issues | Snapshots | Letters to HERMENAUT | Dialectical Design | Josh Glenn on CAMP, KITSCH & CHEESE | Josh Glenn on DANIEL CLOWES: Q&A | Clarke Cooper on APOCALYPSE ALREADY | Lisa Carver on THE ART OF BEING UNCOMFORTABLE | Josh Glenn on FAKE AUTHENTICITY | Chris Fujiwara on ZOOMING THROUGH SPACE | John Marr on CAMPANILE FREE-FALL | Clarke Cooper on THE WILL TO SCORN | Dan Reines on PURE EVEL | Chris Fujiwara on ROADWORTHY JAZZ | Dan Reines on LETTER FROM LA | Mary E. Ladd & Julie Wiskirchen on ONWARD CHRISTIAN TOURISTS | Chris Fujiwara on SAVED BY BETRAYAL | Margaret Blonder on MEMORIES OF THE BIOSPHERE | Josh Glenn on HERMENAUT: PHILIP K. DICK | Ingrid Schorr on ROCKVILLE GIRL SPEAKS.