Sunday, May 9, 2010

Red Lion Sq.

Dear readers,

I hope you'll go check out Red Lion Sq.,

 a new venue for poetry co-edited by two Spalding MFA graduates- Amy Watkins and Jae Newman. What makes this publication so special? Format. As a "weekly podcast," the magazine's mission is to "bring the oral element back into literary poetry, making it more accessible and friendlier to a general audience." Launch date June 1. If you're a poet, consider submitting to this exciting project. If you enjoy reading poetry, you can already read some fine work on the "poems" page. Literary mags come and go, but the talent, motivation, and design behind this project make it clear that Red Lion Sq. will be an amazing magazine, as well as a significant force in spreading poetry to new audiences.