Tuesday, October 02, 2007

More Bloghopping

Autumn Sky Poetry - a smart, fresh online magazine. Some excellent work in this new issue, and a beautiful visual experience, with well-chosen photos and eye-friendly colors and layout.

Editor Christine Klocek-Lim in the recent issue likens good poetry to carrying things when on crutches: economy and focus are paramount. Well, she put it better than that, but the current issue lives up to that idea. Good images, readable, vivid work. Her blog has excellent resources and links. Take a gander. Sorry about the leg, Christine! I made a similar discovery about crutches focusing the mind on economy of effort when I broke my foot some years ago. I've never forgotten how much effort it took to plan a trip up or down stairs.

Tarpaulin Sky (why do I gravitate to zines with the word "sky" in them?) has a great list of online publications, divided into four categories: those that do accept email subs, those that don't, small presses, and something called Selby's List of Experimental Poetry Magazines. A rich site for poetry.


  1. Rachel, you are too kind! I'm so glad you like the journal. As for my ankle, thanks for the kind thoughts. I'm limping around now sans crutches, thankfully. A broken foot sounds painful!

  2. Spencer Selby, the poet who keeps up Selby's List, lives in north Oakland, a couple blocks from the Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library where I work. I see him now & then. Nice guy.

  3. Christine -- I do indeed like the journal, very much. Glad you've thrown away the crutches, but don't try to dance just yet. And be sure and get physical therapy. I didn't, and my foot took longer to be free of pain. All better now, though!

    Glenn -- How interesting that he's a Bay Area guy and that you know him. I think people who keep these lists and resources are doing such a service! And thanks again for the tips about carpal tunnel symptoms. I tried some of those things and my arm/hand is better.