Archive for Editors’ View

  1. Editor’s View 2 Comments

                I’ve always felt that judging someone’s poetry is like judging someone’s soul. Writing is a very personal experience; it’s one of the most personal and intimate things we do as people. We let others in.             As an aspiring editor and writer (and college student), I was looking for job experience. I didn’t exactly […]

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  2. Editor’s View: Maxine Kumin and the Challenge of Reading Enough • by Kathleen Cassen Mickelson 2 Comments

    For anyone who wants to read poetry, there is no shortage of work from which to choose. If a person is lucky enough to go to college, there will be a whole canon of poetry offered as a foundation, but it does not come close to covering everything since there is always new work being […]

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  3. EDITOR’S VIEW: 10th February, Mrs Kane, Kathleen Ferrier, Robert Schumann, me and something very sugary • by Oonah V Joslin No Comments

    The inspiration for Feb 10th immediately reminded me of several birthdays of people I used to know on that day because I am like that about birthdays. Anyway I immediately thought of Mrs Mary Kane who was my very first landlady and soon a dear friend, with whom I shared her lovely bungalow on Prospect […]

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  4. Editor’s View: Seamus Heaney — An Archaeologist of the Soul • by Oonah V Joslin 4 Comments

    When they asked me, at The Linnet’s Wings to write something for a Foreword about Seamus Heaney and I thought, ‘Who am I to do that? I didn’t know him and he’d never heard of me.’  Still, when he died I felt sorrow for the loss and referred to him as a great poet and […]

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  5. Every Day Inspiration 2 Comments

    Time for ten words! Write a poem using all ten of the following words: Curtain, squat, uninvite, pool, marble, honest, sag, factor, angry, fading. You get ten bonus no-points if you use them all in the order given.

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  6. Editor’s View On Writing an Etheree • by Robin Herrnfeld No Comments

    First published on 24th November 2011, Robin was keen, in her Editor’s View to spread the word about the Etheree. and so in honour of her I give you once again her expert advice on this interesting form. An Ethe-what? Ensconced in my favourite armchair browsing through a writers’ magazine, I stumbled across this new […]

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  7. Expert View ; Crossing the (invisible) line between poetry and prose poetry • by Bill West 2 Comments

    There is a line between poetry and prose poetry and it is this; there are no line-breaks in prose poetry. Well, there is a little more to it than that. Line-breaks control the flow,  create audible appeal and allow the poet greater control and flexibility. Prose poets must use the sentence, and the paragraph along […]

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  8. Editor’s View: My Dog Ate My Fleurs du Mal • by Oonah V Joslin 6 Comments

    I didn’t really appreciate Baudelaire’s Spleen or Rimbaud’s coloured Voyelles when I studied them as a student. Then one day much later my dog ate my copy of Les Fleurs du Mal. It was annotated and somehow I never got round to replacing it – tant pis! I shall have to rectify that one day. […]

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  9. Editor’s View: Poetry and Song Lyrics • by Jeff Jeppesen 1 Comment

    We’re heading into the murky waters of opinion here, folks.  This month, I want to briefly discuss the similarities and differences between song lyrics and poetry as they pertain to getting published in a journal such as ours.  I don’t want to pontificate about the minutae or merits of either art form. We are not […]

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  10. Editor’s View: How to Improve • by Jeff Jeppesen 2 Comments

      What is the number one thing you can do to improve your poetry? “Write more.”  Well, ok sure.  But what is the other number one thing you can do to improve your writing? “Self-edit.  Get really tough on yourself.  Join a writer’s group.  Workshop.” Yes, yes.  But the other number one thing? “Read?” Yes!  […]

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