Why Another Poetry Blog?

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….

1 Comment

  1. May 2, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Sounds like a great idea for a blog, and I’ll hope to participate now and then. I am in Albatross #19, have edited a literary magazine, and now do a poetry blog for the bookshop where I work, so I connect in all sorts of ways. The issue is wonderful, and I will send a letter snail mail about that!

    In the meantime, best wishes. Happy to discuss how editors make their decisions, and to learn how YOU do it!

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