Archive for January, 2012

On Blasphemy and Identity

January 31, 2012

There is a very good article by Keenan Malik, on the subject of blasphemy, identity politics, and the threat to free speech, at http://kenanmalik.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/beyond-the-sacred/
And, as might be expected, Jesus and Mo have something to say on the subject: http://www.jesusandmo.net/2012/01/25/multi/

An essay worth reading

January 25, 2012

There’s a very good essay by Paul Lake in the Winter Anthology. It is about ‘The Shape of Poetry’ at http://winteranthology.com/index.php?author=paul-lake&title=shape

Poetry magazines

January 8, 2012

Abegail Morley provides a useful and varied list of British poetry magazines at http://abegailmorley.wordpress.com/anthologies-and-magazine/.

January at last

January 5, 2012

It’s a few days late, but the January issue is now online. I’d hoped to get it together before I went away for the New Year, but a family crisis intervened. These things happen.
It’s a small and select issue, but a good one, I think.
Next month, of course, will be Jessy Randall’s Found Poetry special issue (for which the deadline has now passed). It promises to be a very entertaining read.
Meanwhile, Snakeskin’s head office (editor@snakeskin.org.uk) will be delighted to receive contributions for the March issue.