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We heart George Murray.

April 6, 2011
The always-awesome George Murray has launched a new poetry site/mag/concept, newpoetry.ca. A few words from his first post:

“I’m sick of borders. I’m sick of silos. Bunkers, too. Don’t even get me started on garrisons. I’m sick of the various poetries and poets I read and admire fighting and carping about each other instead of collaborating constructively (however that is interpreted between artists) to generate new poetic possibilities. I’m sick of judgments and systems of criticism that involve aesthetic preference over intellectual accomplishment, that reward attendance and loyalty over risk and depth, that spend more time tromping on the art and experiments of others than perfecting their own. I’m sick of lack of space for difference, or at least for difference within the same pages.

So, here’s what I propose: one site, many poetries. A magazine that proposes themed issues, then builds them by inviting poets and performers from all genres and forms to interpret as they will.”

Amen, George. We salute you.

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