how to read a literary magazine

Saturday, January 31st, 2004

Reading a literary magazine can be fun. This is one way of reading one.

Get a copy of Confrontation and just start reading. Read the poems. Just read them. One of the pieces will catch your eye. Linger on the one that catches your eye. Read it again. Make a note of that author.

When you’re done, keep going. Maybe something else will catch your eye. Pause on that one and make a note of the author.

You won’t enjoy everything. But a poem will catch your eye. Stop on that poem. Make a note of the author. Go out and buy the author’s books, if they have any.

That’s basically it.


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