Monday, April 26th, 2010
As National Poetry Month draws to a close we are heartened to see the birth on a new online journal for the discussion of all things poetry. The Influency Salon has as its mission,
the reception and distribution of poetry thinking— reading diverse works of poetry, conversing about them, and measuring their ways and means, forms and motives. Via page and ear, our editors listen deeply and care persistently. We figure how the work matters. We expect a conversation about poetry to be public, present, and relevant. We want to gather in the room of poetry, and talk our heads off.
The first issue features, among other things, an essay by poet Jacqueline Larson (former editor with WLU Press) on Sina Queyras’ Expressway. The page includes a reading by Sina Queyras, an editors’ roundtable, and other discussion.
The whole site is a goldmine of talk about poetry. Why not head on over and check it out?