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Sunday, May 08, 2005

Stirring experience

I'm very pleased with the results of my guest editing stint at Stirring. Take a look at the May issue. Erin Elizabeth invited me to join the editorial group for this issue, which involved reading and commenting briefly on about thirty-five poems. After the initial hurdle of trying to come up with pithy things to say about murky responses to many of the submissions, I got into the swing. I'm pleased with the issue and would definitely do it again. I surprised myself with the selections, leaning more toward experimental verse than I would have expected. Good craft wins out over stylistic preference for me everytime. And learning to appreciate something different is the fun of editing, at least in this case.
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