Sunday, May 20, 2012

Abjective and Marginalia, May They Rest in Peace

So sorry to see that two journals I really like have bitten the dust. Abjective and Marginalia were nothing alike except that both were independent-minded, fun, and courted risk. Marginalia was a print journal, Abjective an online journal. Marginalia published work that made sense, and Abjective published quirky work that made no sense: two different aesthetics. Thanks to the editors for their years of work and imagination. (And in my case, thanks for their receptiveness to a new writer.)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Poetry stamps

The U. S. Postal Service has new poetry stamps! Yes, some of us might gripe that we’d want this or that poet instead of that one or this one, and I myself might gripe, against an American grain, that I’d rather spotlight the poetry, or spotlight something about the poetry, than the poets. But that’s not the way it goes, and it’s still great to get what we got.