Back in the mists of time, when I first discovered that there was a wonderful world of literary magazines and poetry that you never saw on the shelves of WH Smiths, there were two magazines that really opened my eyes to the fact that it was possible to have poetry written by living people, Acumen and Agenda. (I moved on from the ‘As’ later and yes, I know, I had a sheltered upbringing.)
When we started to decide what was going into our first issue of Arfur, the editors of these two fine magazines were top of my list to talk to and I was all rather pleased that they both agreed to give me a little of their time for a chat.
This week we finished our conversation with Patricia Oxley of Acumen and I’m pleased to say that it will be appearing in our first issue of Arfur.
To counterpoint this, I thought it would be a fine and somewhat dandy idea to also talk to the editor of the newest magazine I have discovered, the equally fabulous Charlotte Begg of Eye Flash Poetry. I raved about their own first issue a few weeks ago and going back to it (again and again) it only gets better and to be totally honest I can’t wait for their second issue which I hope isn’t too far away. Our talk with Charlotte will also appear in issue #1.