Arguably, no other literary journal has done as much to define the West Coast sensibility as ZYZZYVA; dedicated to publishing writers with West Coast ZIP codes for its first 26 years, the journal presented early work by many of today's prominent writers, including the likes of Kay Ryan, Sherman Alexie, Wanda Coleman, and Brenda Hillman, and the first English translation of Haruki Murakami. To celebrate the 100th issue, and the 10th since Laura Cogan and Oscar Villalon took over as editors, ZYZZYVA hosts performances by Robert Hass, Michael Krasny, Daniel Handler, Erika Recordon, and Po Bronson, along with food, drink, music, and a silent auction. "A subscription to ZYZZYVA will make you even more attractive than you already are," says Villalon. "If you throw in our stylish black T-shirt and buy a ticket to our May 8 fundraiser in San Francisco, nobody will be able to resist you. Just something people should consider, is all." The event marks a good moment to look back and forward; next year is the journal's 30th anniversary.