Things are running on apace here at PBM headquarters.Kosmo is working hard on the finances and apparently we have had €65 pledged already (on the cheeky blog 'Donate' button) which is quite amazing as I didn't think we would really get any money.It's also really encouraging, gives us a morale boost as well as a financial one. So many thanks indeed. All donors will get a mention in the mag. (unless they choose anonymity)
Elsewhere the talented artist/poet/critic Padhraig Nolan is busy doing a couple of illustrations specially for two of the poems as is the other talented artist/graphic designer and creator of the front cover, Susan Sanford. There will also be a poem that comes with a ready made and fab illustration by yet another talented artist, Joyce little. It's hard to believe how jam-packed full of goodness this little mag is going to be and at a bargain price too. We're trying to give you all this plus poems by 30 + great poets for just €5/$6.25/£4.29.(plus P+P) That's less than anything that costs more.
The three editors are busy finalizing the selection of poems and they are looking GOOD!(the poems that is, not the editors, who are all very ugly) They will have to be sorted out into page order and layout. (Again, the poems, not the editors, though Lord knows they do need sorting out.)
Will post a list of the final line-up of poets soon.
PS.The first print run of magazines wil also include a FREE limited edition full colour pullout print by Colm Keegan.
That's all for now. Forget the four horsemen of the apocalypse, The Bus is coming.