Sunday, January 2, 2011

Inaugural 'Blue Collar' Theme Strikes a Chord

It's a thrill to begin 2011 by presenting to the world the blue collar-themed, inaugural edition of Blast Furnace!

Since August, the journal received several hundred poems, including audio recordings, not only from the Pittsburgh area and other regions of Pennsylvania, but also other cities, States, and even other countries. I'm humbled to write that we also had the privilege of reviewing pieces from China, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, and Spain.

What a warm welcome from the literary community! For everyone who took an interest in the journal, submitted, or simply expressed your best wishes for the success of this young publication, my genuine gratitude.

Honored, I present to you Volume 1, Issue 1 of Blast Furnace.

- R. Clever, Editor/Publisher


  1. Nicely done Ms. Clever!

  2. It's your hard work, writing skill, and talent for venue that generated so much enthusiasm.

    Very Well Done.