“Albatross Poetry Journal” the blog is a way for me as an editor to address issues about publishing, publication (or public-ation, that is, the making public of something), editing, and anything else that might come up. I want this to evolve as it will, becoming what it will become as time passes and entries build. As I wrote in my very first entry “Why Another Poetry Blog?” (buried as it is at the bottom of the pile):
I have made the decision to enter the blogosphere as editor of the poetry journal Albatross. I thought that there might be some interest in hearing how an editor makes his or her decisions. I could also feature poems that I didn’t accept but that I thought merited recognition nonetheless. This forum could also provide a way for a community to evolve around the journal, if it is not too much to hope for such a thing to happen. And it might steer traffic toward the website itself and increase readership of the poetry.
In short, I’m not sure where this will lead, but how can we know without trying it out? I just regret that I don’t have the time to enter the network of the blogosphere in the way that I should in order to make the Albatross fly as high as it can go….