Thursday, 26 April 2012

The Burning Bush 2, Issue 2

The Burning Bush 2 is an online 'revival' of the original Burning Bush magazine, which was published in print from Galway between 1999 and 2004. I remember coming across a couple of issues just before it ceased publication and being impressed by what I saw as an outward-looking, experimentalist ethos and underlying radical dimension - a refreshing approach in a conservative Irish poetry scene.

TBB2, edited from Dublin by Alan Jude Moore, aims like its predecessor to publish work from a mix of new and established writers while operating under new publishing and social conditions. It therefore represents both a revival of and a break from the original magazine.

Issue 2, published last week and available both as a download and on the magazine's website, includes two new poems of mine. There's also excellent work from, among others, Kimberly Campanello and co-founder and editor of the original magazine, Michael S Begnal.

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