Happy to report that somehow, someway the little experiment known as Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag keeps on trucking. Into its second year now - may not sound like that much of an accomplishment, but it sort of is, especially when considering its mission:
Chicago’s Bohemian Pupil Press seeks to introduce an entirely unique vision to the curating of poetry magazines, asking intelligent readers who are indifferent to poetry – who are outside the poetry world – to participate as guest editors for Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag (ISSN 2164-9901) by choosing 12 poems blindly – without knowledge of poet’s name or bio – and writing a 300-500 word explanation of the reasoning behind his/her choices, thusly adding something that is desperately missing from the on-going argument about poetry’s state. All sides of this argument have been debated solely by those from the same insular side of MFA poetry. It is an argument rendered useless and entirely arbitrary because it never opens the door for the intellectually curious and creatively attuned American public to enter as a participant. Guest editors will be partaking in the enormous task of influencing a new perception of poetry.
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