Reading between the lines with some of the small press poetry magazines, a lot of places are struggling now that their Arts Council funding is being withdrawn. On my travels a couple of weeks ago, I came across this blow-up Stonehenge in Ravenscourt Park. Although tempted to unleash my inner 3 year old and have some childish fun, I resisted, but I was amused (purely in an ironic sense) to see that it was funded by none other than the Arts Council. So that’s where all the money is going… on bouncy castles! So many great little zines are folding in the name of inflatables. No criticism intended of course… it’s still artistic and nearly the same size as the real thing, not to mention fun for all the big kids out there, like myself. But arguments aside, come on poetry mags – burn rubber!
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