March 6th, 2009

thoughtful, contemplative, creative

Things I'd Like To See In Goblin Fruit...

Because the editors asked, I sent a list of ten things I'd like to see more of in Goblin Fruit. Because the forum's been silent for a while, and because I am drained from teaching the apathetic of America and ache for discussion, here are some things I remember from that list. Let me know what I missed, and what you think?

1) Book reviews, interviews, movie reviews, etc. The occasional interview is great, but I'd like to see more of this. More featured poets, too. Maybe a featured artist?

2) A Goblin Fruit Greatest Hits anthology and/or album. It would sell. Trust me. 12 Rhysling noms can't be wrong.

3) A theme issue or two, focusing on a specific country, story, mythos, etc. It would be interesting to see how a dozen or so folks interpreted "shinto" or "Giambattista Basile's Third Day" or something like that.

4) Animations or short movies, along the lines of the promotions that catvalente did for her newest novel, Palimpsest:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD88slQAmjc


5) I want to know what the Mischief section is. Really!!! When is "soon" going to happen? ::pout::

6) A reading list from the editors.

7) A press set up to publish books by oft-published/featured authors. Think limited edition catvalente or upstart_crow chapbooks.

8) A discussion forum to analyze the poems or A specific poem, or maybe a published discussion based on this forum. It would be nice to know what worked and what didn't for readers, or what people are thinking about in the mythic poetry community.

I know some of these are different than what I sent to our favorite editors, and I know I'm forgetting some. Let me know what you think.

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