At the same time, I got a nice surprise this week. I thought my subscription of Poetry Magazine had ended. Apparently, it hasn't because I received another issue in the mail this week and I've been reading through it. The editors have added a new twist to the journal: they've included a short Q & A for every poet published in the issue.
And to complete my week, my new subscription to Black Warrior Review started yesterday. I haven't had a lot of time to read through either journal but I have managed a quick glance at some of the poems. And it amazes me how completely different they are. Poetry is very traditional: full of rhyme and meter and form. BWR seems much more avante-guarde, more postmodern, more diverse. It is fascinating to put these two journals, which are two of the most prominent American poetry journals, next to each other and to see their wild differences. From what I've read so far, I have to admit that I like BWR more than Poetry. I don't know. BWR seems to be more of my scene than Poetry.
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