The WORK issue has arrived

February 1, 2010

February Snakeskin is now online, and it’s the special issue on the theme of WORK, guest-edited by Jessy Randall. I like the theme a lot; work takes up so much of our time (unless we’re very rich or very lazy) but does not make it often enough into our writing. Is this because (like Bruce Bentzman in this month’s soliloquy) many of us see our writing as a liberation from work, the free arena where we have no line manager constricting our expression? Yet isn’t that actually an important reason for letting our writing tackle the theme, to see what it makes of it.

As always, Jessy’s editing has been a model of efficiency, whereas here at Snakeskin Head Office things have been even more chaotic than usual, thanks to the refusal of my main desktop computer to run Windows™ properly, preferring to lapse into sudden blackouts, and totally refusing to behave. Luckily Jessy had sent her file of poems early, and most of the editing had been done before the crisis erupted. Even more luckily, I was able to keep the machine going long enough to do a complete back-up of all the Snakeskin files.

Some emails may have been lost, however. If you haven’t received an acknowledgement of poems sent recently, please do send them again. They may have been lost, at least temporarily.

But that’s enough of my troubles. Enjoy this month’s Snakeskin.

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One Response to “The WORK issue has arrived”

  1. enfiden Says:

    “If you haven’t received an acknowledgement of poems sent recently, please do send them again. They may have been lost, at least temporarily.”
    You can read more?


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