Friday, February 03, 2006


So I asked this question over at Seth's and didn't get an answer and I'm honestly curious so I put it out there for anyone who wants to answer it.

Which poetry editors with "influence" (sticky sticky word, I know -- could we not quibble over this term?) are doing a good job publishing and promoting poetry? Who deserves our respect and admiration? Who should we grow up to be like?

And of course, why?


At 7:33 AM, Blogger didi said...

Reb --

I did not read all of the comments or the original post, but someone is forgetting that the BAP has editors for each publication and whatever editor is chosen for that year is really the one selecting the final poems for each issue. So each edition really reflects on that editor's choices. I believe he (David) has always selected editors (poets) most of us have admired.

Anyway --

That is my two cents and I have to go to work now.


At 10:00 AM, Blogger shanna said...

i nominate every editor on this site and also this list, plus everybody i forgot to mention

At 10:05 AM, Blogger Reb said...

Didi -- you're absolutely right.

Well Shanna, I guess that about covers it!

At 10:45 AM, Blogger shanna said...

ok, to pick just one: rosmarie & keith waldrop at burning deck.

At 4:38 PM, Blogger The Sublibrarian said...

I'd nominate Salt Publishing. They publish wonderful new material, and pick up and re-publish important work that the stateside presses have allowed to go out of print.

At 2:29 AM, Blogger Reb said...

I'm familar with (and have books from) Salt, but not Burning deck -- I will definitely check it out. Thanks.

At 2:33 PM, Blogger shanna said...

agreed re: salt. let's hear it for salt. (they use POD technology too.)

i also really love coffee house.


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