Deriving from the German weben—to weave—weber translates into the literal and figurative “weaver” of textiles and texts. Weber are the artisans of textures and discourse, the artists of the beautiful fabricating the warp and weft of language into everchanging patterns. Weber, the journal, understands itself as a peer-reviewed regional and international tapestry of verbal and visual texts, a weave made from the threads of words and images.
"Weber is one of the classiest and most intelligent literary journals being published anywhere. It is regional and worldy. I’ve enjoyed the journal's interviews with prize-winning writers, and loved how the magazine has also given voice to people and cultures who are not heard from often enough. When I read Weber, I feel like I’m home. It’s always been a welcoming place for writing about the West—one of unusual depth, variance, and interest—open, strange, new, like the terrain it seeks to challenge and protect."
I am proud to have had my poems included in Weber—The Contemporary West, one of the most influential periodicals serving the interests of the literary and artistic communities around the globe. It’s a must-have publication for any library seriously interested in modern poetry.
Weber—The Contemporary West is a profoundly thoughtful and provocative journal. It will surprise, inspire, and encourage you with its wisdom and powerful reach.
—Naomi Shihab Nye
Impeccably edited, thoughtful and diverse, Weber—The Contemporary West is a fresh and indispensable voice for the literary community.
Weber —The Contemporary West brings the news - of literature, of the arts, of the minds that make our culture. It is a substantive journal whose every number has something that must be read.
—E. L. Doctorow
I challenge anyone to find a journal more impeccably edited and as beautifully produced as Weber—The Contemporary West. Its breadth of concern and range of literary inclusion make it necessary for any evaluation of modern writing.