Sunday, January 15, 2012

About Issue 4, and Year One Wrap Up

Blessings to you in 2012.

We are so pleased with the success of our first year online, and most grateful for the support and valued input provided by our submitters and readers, as well as the willingness of our interviewed poets to entertain the barrage of questions we send their way. We are excited about the plans and surprises Blast Furnace has in store over the next twelve months, including our first special edition of the journal later in January; photography and creations submitted by talented artists from Pittsburgh and elsewhere; and more poet interviews.

To close 2012, we feature Volume 1, Issue 4, chock full of ekphrastic poetry—which comments on other art forms (for instance, a painting, a song, a film, etc.)—and poems about other artists, in addition to pieces outside of the issue's theme.

Blast Furnace continues to be blown away by the caliber (and VOLUME!) of submissions we receive, including audio poetry. Do keep them coming!

- R. Clever, Editor/Publisher