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Jumping the Poetic Hurdle (part 8): the question of journals

I was reading through the comments posted in response to the recent interview I did with Rosanna Licari, editor of Stylus Poetry Journal and came across this article posted by Amanda Joy:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/4863351/Internet-is-causing-poetry-boom.html

And this probing gem of a question from Paul Squires:

There are lots of excellent journals on line these days. They are very easy and cheap to create, in fact anyone can do it. Get a URL and a nice template, invite your friends to submit and throw links. It’s a great democratisation of the role of the editor. Given that the career path of the poet is not what it was, I am wondering where the value of appearing in journals is for the poet?

This is a question that demanded to be part of the Jumping the Poetic Hurdle discussion. I encourage you all to be part of the dialogue.

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