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Themed mag editions...

Postby Antcliff » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:15 pm

I'm starting a thread notifying PGers of mags looking for submissions for a themed edition...should they be interested.

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Re: Themed mag editions...

Postby Ros » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:17 pm

Good plan. I wonder about themes, as generally I think poems are better when they've stewed for a bit, and of course themes tend to make people write 'n' send. But they can also inspire.

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Re: Themed mag editions...

Postby Antcliff » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:45 pm

and of course themes tend to make people write 'n' send. But they can also inspire.


And sometimes themes can be broad enough to cover poems that have already been stewed?

And there are cases when you ponder the theme and then realise that a poem from the C-file would fit and work well if changed in ways that...you come to realise...would be to the good. I rather like this last possibility...the inspiration of looking at an old poem from a different angle.

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Re: Themed mag editions...

Postby Ros » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:46 pm

Yes. Be interested to see what you come up with! Weren't you going to do a wider list of mags, too?
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Re: Themed mag editions...

Postby Antcliff » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:53 pm

Ros wrote:Yes. Be interested to see what you come up with! Weren't you going to do a wider list of mags, too?


Yes, I was...but something stopped me. This thought..isn't looking around part of the fun? It has been so for me.

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Re: Themed mag editions...

Postby Antcliff » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:41 pm

A mag looking for poems on a Bull theme....

http://thepickledbody.com/2014/03/15/ca ... -1-3-bull/
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Re: Themed mag editions...

Postby David » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:49 pm

This is very selfless of you, Seth, and very helpful. But I have no Bull poems! (You'll see I carefully capitalised bull.)
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Postby Antcliff » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:55 pm

David wrote:This is very selfless of you, Seth, and very helpful. But I have no Bull poems! (You'll see I carefully capitalised bull.)


Ha!...but Jake has..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PG6sITiNEs
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Postby David » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:02 pm

I was thinking about Jake! I often do.
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Re: Themed mag editions...

Postby Magpie Jane » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:45 am

Themed stuff . . . a marvy idea, I think. Should have good resurrection potential for the C-file inmates.

Bulls, ey? hmmmmm . . . wonder if someone, somewhere, may be looking for donkeys? I do have a proto-version of a donkey poem hangin' about, doing absolutely nothing.

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Re: Themed mag editions...

Postby Ros » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:50 am

Magpie Jane wrote:Themed stuff . . . a marvy idea, I think. Should have good resurrection potential for the C-file inmates.

Bulls, ey? hmmmmm . . . wonder if someone, somewhere, may be looking for donkeys? I do have a proto-version of a donkey poem hangin' about, doing absolutely nothing.

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Shoe-horn those bulls in place of the donkeys, Jane. Us urban types, we're not going to know the difference.

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Postby Magpie Jane » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:32 pm

bull's horn shoehorn? :wink:
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Postby David » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:34 am

Or a Custer poem?
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Re: Themed mag editions...

Postby Antcliff » Sun May 11, 2014 10:09 am

Did not know about this mag..new edition......counts as themed perhaps.

http://www.geopoetics.org.uk/online-jou ... travaig-3/
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Postby David » Sun May 11, 2014 11:38 am

I've just started reading What is Geopoetics? Oo-er. But that could just be my Philistine first impression, and I really shouldn't be a Philistine.
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Postby Antcliff » Sun May 11, 2014 12:11 pm

David wrote:I've just started reading What is Geopoetics? Oo-er. But that could just be my Philistine first impression, and I really shouldn't be a Philistine.


Dunno much (indeed anything) about it. I'm just dropping of this sack o'spuds at the back door. I did briefly meet Norman Bissell once, who sort of runs it perhaps. I had not realised there was a mag. Will be inspecting. But I approve of any poetry mag connected to the Isle of Luing (where he is from).
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Postby Magpie Jane » Mon May 12, 2014 12:43 am

That looks interesting. I had heard about psychogeography, but never (until now) geopoetics. A lot of geo seems to be on the move.

A shot-pocked poster observed by a rutted winding country lane:
Warning: hitchhikers may be escaped geopoets.

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Postby Antcliff » Mon May 12, 2014 7:34 pm

A shot-pocked poster observed by a rutted winding country lane:
Warning: hitchhikers may be escaped geopoets.


It has to be a worry, Jane. :D
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Re: Themed mag editions...

Postby Antcliff » Tue May 13, 2014 11:12 am

Jane the Magpie has flown by to say that she has spied a few themed mag contexts from her nest. Hooray. Three cheers for Jane.

I pass them on..


Sein und Werden: http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwe ... issue.html, surreal titles, deadline 20th May

Right Hand Pointing: http://www.righthandpointing.net/#!submit/c1qnp, humour stuff for August issue, science for December issue

Eye to the Telescope: http://eyetothetelescope.com/submit.html, science poems, deadline 15th June

Rattle: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/submissions/calls, Japanese forms, deadline 15th Oct.

Jersey Devil: http://www.jerseydevilpress.com, legendary creatures, deadline 1st June
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Re: Themed mag editions...

Postby Antcliff » Sat May 17, 2014 2:43 pm

Angle is welcoming ekphrastic poems for the next edition....I know some of you have ekphrastic poems hanging around, looking for luv. This may be it:

http://anglepoetry.yolasite.com/
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Re: Themed mag editions...

Postby David » Mon May 19, 2014 7:43 pm

Antcliff wrote:Angle is welcoming ekphrastic poems for the next edition....I know some of you have ekphrastic poems hanging around, looking for luv. This may be it:

http://anglepoetry.yolasite.com/

And it's worth trying. I sent six off, as a direct result of Seth's nudge here - three ekphrastic and three not - and they accepted one of each, pretty much by return. That's a more than acceptable hit rate.
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Postby Antcliff » Tue May 20, 2014 7:13 pm

David wrote:
Antcliff wrote:Angle is welcoming ekphrastic poems for the next edition....I know some of you have ekphrastic poems hanging around, looking for luv. This may be it:

http://anglepoetry.yolasite.com/

And it's worth trying. I sent six off, as a direct result of Seth's nudge here - three ekphrastic and three not - and they accepted one of each, pretty much by return. That's a more than acceptable hit rate.




Wow, that was was a quick goal, positively Bale-ish...congrats!
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Re: Themed mag editions...

Postby David » Tue May 20, 2014 7:21 pm

Thanks, Seth! I thought it was more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH677srktkk

Look at that pitch! (And a young Greavesy in there too.)
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Postby Ros » Tue May 20, 2014 7:34 pm

Angle favour the metrical, don't they?
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Postby David » Tue May 20, 2014 7:38 pm

Ros wrote:Angle favour the metrical, don't they?

That's what I thought, so I made sure that the three ekphrastics - that didn't scan and rhyme - were accompanied by three good old-fashioned rhymers.

Some of the stuff I read in their latest issue is very good, metrics notwithstanding.
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