adventures in dysthymia

Saturday, June 11, 2005

There's a little essay on reading (and publishing) poetry on line here at the site of Poetry Magazine -- thoughts that might be interesting to some of you.

I was a little surprised and amused in reading their submission standards that PM considers any poem that has appeared online to be 'published' and will not accept it. Considering that most of what I put up is first draft stuff, I don't think of it as publishing so much as documentation. I would not hesitate to submit poems that have been posted at a Yahoo group or Authors Den as unpublished work; if it were accepted by an online mag, that's a different kettle of iambs.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Interesting article to read... I'm a paper-phile too, I tend to feel it's not "real" til it's on paper and in a book... but I do think in reality more people, especially today with the prevalence of computers, will see a poem of mine online than will ever see one of my books... tho it is like finding a grain of sand on the beach.