Tuesday 28 November 2017

A book of articles about poetry technique

A draft book (PDF) containing some articles from my blog about poetry technique (section headings Difficulty, Features, Integration, The Real World, Psychology) is available at - https://github.com/TimLoveCambridge/PoetryArticles/files/1509839/theorybook.pdf

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Orbis and Flash magazines

Two contributor's copies of magazines have recently arrived. Orbis issue 181 (mostly poetry and poetry reviews) has work by Jonathan Edwards, Julie Lumsden, Martin Malone, D.A. Prince, etc. In the past, Glyn Maxwell and Simon Armitage contributed. It encourages reader-participation by getting them to vote on an issue's poems and by printing letters.

It's the first time I've been in Flash. It comes from Chester University, claiming Margaret Atwood as a previous contributor. In this issue there's Ian Seed, Paul Beckman, Ingrid Jandrzejewski,etc. There are also some Flash plays. It encourages networking by being the journal of the International Flash Fiction Association (IFFA). Neither magazines contains bios, which has its plus features.