Sunday, April 09, 2006

The "New" Poetry Northwest

 

The inaugural issue of the "new" Poetry Northwest came in the mail Saturday, and what a delight! The new Poetry Northwest is gorgeous and fantastic. I love the beautiful cover photograph by Jock Sturges, and the large 8 1/2 x 11 format, which allows space for the poems to breathe. There is a terrific suite of new work from Richard Kenny, a lovely poem by our own Eduardo Corral, and a very thoughtful essay about reviewing poetry by Peter Campion, among other things. Kudos to David Biespiel and company. Hopefully this incarnation of the journal will have a long and happy life. Posted by Picasa

11 comments:

Pamela said...

I subscribed as soon as I saw the link, and I was thrilled with the revamp. Eduardo's poem is excellent, and so is Campion's article. I wish I could buy that cover photograph.

Anne said...

I like much of the poetry in the first issue, and the photography (including the cover) is gorgeous. The reviews are a mite bit cranky though, don't you think? I guess that's the trend these days for poetry reviews.

Peter said...

Anne: I agree with what you say about the reviews. In particular, I thought the review of Timothy Liu's For Dust Thou Art was very snipey.

jenni said...

I'm going to order me a copy. Thanks for the lead, Peter!

David said...

If you get kick-backs, chalk me up as well. My check is in the mail.

Peter said...

Jenni: Hope you enjoy it.
David: I wish! ~grin~

Steven D. Schroeder said...

I'm sorry you took down the part about Wagoner. I found that intriguing...

Esther's Writing Works said...

What happened to the DW line? It was perfect!

Peter said...

LOL: now, now, you know what they say, if you can't say something nice about a person . . .

Pamela said...

...Sit next to me! I think that was Alice Roosevelt.

You were dead on in the DW department.

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

Thanks for posting this Peter. I will check into it.