I received my contributor's copy yesterday. I made the "cover"!!! Probably not a big deal to anyone but me, but there it is and I'm unexpectedly excited. There are 21 names listed on the cover - along with "and 20 other poets" so I made an almost 50-50 cut. Not being an editor, I have no idea how things like this are decided, or if it's even a "statement" of sorts, but I have spent the night deluding myself into thinking it matters.
Anyhow, it's my claim to fame today, and we all know how short-lived that can be, so I'm enjoying it for now.
The magazine had gone dormant for a bit, but Harvey Stanbrough is back as editor and the publication looks great. Very elegant and understated and I was enthralled by his choice of poets and poems. It's a form-friendly journal, so for me at least, it was a true pleasure to read through. There were some familiar names - William Baer, William F. Doughtery, Joseph Salemi, Richard Moore, Michael Burch, Anna Evans - and some unfamiliar ones, as well, but the poems and the poets (recognized and unrecognized) knocked my socks off and that's fairly rare.