Corpoetics (our collection of found corporate poetry) has recently been reviewed in Sphinx, a magazine and website for independent poetry publishers and poets, run by HappenStance Press. You can read the whole thing here.
Over the past couple of years, I've been trying to familiarise myself with the ins and outs of the UK poetry scene – the magazines, the publishers, the events, the writers to watch, the writers you should be embarrassed not to have heard of, the conflicting fashions and schools – all that kind of thing. It's a long journey that leads you up numerous cul-de-sacs. But one of the great highlights has been discovering HappenStance Press.
Like so much of the poetry scene, it's fired less by economics and more by love of the art form and sheer generosity of spirit. Helena Nelson runs the entire operation, fielding countless submissions, publishing several titles every year, maintaining a lively blog and website, and editing and producing Sphinx. In a right and proper world, these would be the people getting six-figure bonuses every year.
If you're at all interested in getting poetry
published, buy this:
How (not) to get your poetry published
And if you're interested in reading it, buy
And just about anything else from the HappenStance shop.