Monday, December 10, 2007
I've just received the latest issues of Curlew edited by P.J.Precious from Hare Cottage, Kettlesing, Harrogate, HG3 2LB, UK. Issues cost £2.50 post paid; £5 overseas, no foreign currency, cheques nor stamps accepted.
The editorial in #57 reminices on the early days of Krax and Global Tapestry Journal and the North-South divide that existed among small press poetry magazines of the 70s.
The magazine includes a senryu by myself and the editor reproduces the above sunset image. It doesn't translate terribly well to print [a statement not a criticism] especially as 10% on the right is on the facing page with a white gap between. On top of the graphic, the editor has pasted a haiku by Bill West:
Although the tree's dead,
the birds do not forsake it;
they stand guard on it.
which turns it into a haiga.
#58 is a Stray Poets publication featuring the work of Joseph Biddulph, another figure well known in small press circles in the 70s and 80s. A publisher based in Pontypridd, his interests are spread across linquistics, heraldry and poetry.