Monday, December 17, 2012


Yes, I'm sitting but also working on releasing the next issue of Galatea Resurrects!  Whilst on coffee-break, I thought I'd give you a preview of an item from my "Editor's Introduction," to wit:

Some Thoughts For Future Issues: While the core of Galatea Resurrects is likely to remain poetry book reviews, GR’s vision is not so much book reviews but offering new ways and opportunities to engage with poetry.  So please consider this a reminder that you need not write a book review to be published in GR.  For example, you can do a close reading of a single poem from a poetry book.  You might even discuss a poetry reading rather than a poetry publication.  Or review a visual art exhibition, videos, etc. that has some link(s) to poetry. You might even round up a pal or several pals to discuss a poem or book or other poetry project.  In this issue, we—rather, John Bloomberg-Rissman—even review a manuscript-in-progress, BAN by Bhanu Kapil, since the in-progress manuscript is publicly available (in this case, through the author’s blog).  And Tom Hibbard engages with four paintings by a poet—Guy Beining—because GR is open to "reviewing" any output in any genre by a poet.  So please feel free to think of different ways with which one might engage in poetry!

That's right: release your imagination!

A logistical note--there are tons of you out there holding on to GR's review copies.  If you are pressed for time in writing that "book review," note what I say above: you can earn that review copy by just doing a read of one poem!  Have at it!

The next review deadline is April 10, 2013.  Please do go peruse the list of available review copies--I update it weekly, almost daily, as I keep receiving many lovely books!