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Aug 03

Hurrah and hoopla www.poetrymagazines.org.uk went online on Friday

The Brown Wedge • 208 views

www.poetrymagazines.org.uk A large (and growing) slice of the Poetry Library‘s magazine collection can now be found here, as part of their ongoing digitisation project. As well as the creative content of current and previous issues, there’s an ‘about’ section, subscription rates, submission guidelines, staff lists and cover art for each publication represented.

The site is a marvel of understated, ergonomic design, which is a relief. There would have been little point making this stuff accessible outside the geographical confines of the South Bank if the text was then swamped in complicated navigation and silly graphics. But we do get a spiffy search function which can find an author’s name, a title, a year of publication or any words from a title or poem text.

It’s pure browsing heaven, and I will not get ANY work done today.

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