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October 2008

Editor's Page


Dear Readers,

Céad míle fáilte (a hundred thousand welcomes) to the latest issue of Pirene’s Fountain.


Whether you are a regular visitor or “taking the water” for the very first time, we are hopeful that your thirst for poetic inspiration will be thoroughly quenched.

Our showcased artist for this edition is Greek man of parts, Dimitris Varos. Poet, photographer and journalist, Dimitris’ work was featured in our May 2008 issue.  We are privileged to be able to delve a little deeper.

Please stop by and visit our new Folios section as we bring together two distinctive talents separated by culture and geography: Dorianne Laux, a major voice in the American contemporary poetry scene, and Aine MacAodha, whose words carry the essence of the Emerald Isles.

“No man can tether time nor tide” – as Robert Burns put it – seasons seem to pass as moments these days.  Before we know it the January 2009 edition of Pirene’s Fountain will be imprinted on the digital ether.  Merely to tantalise, the issue will include a rare interview with Pulitzer winner Lisel Mueller, as well as the announcement of our annual Editors' Award.

Submissions are now invited for our Anniversary Issue (January 2009): please refer to Submission Guidelines in the toolbar. A special theme, “Passion of the Pen” will be incorporated to highlight poetry about writing, inspiration, and what sustains the muse.

Many thanks to all who submitted poems for this edition.  We are heartened and humbled by your continuing support, and reading your work is a labour of love. Do not be discouraged if your work is not featured--as always, we are subject to constrictions of time and space. Also, we wish to thank our readers for their appreciative reviews, some of which we have published in the “comments” section.

Don't be a stranger!
Best wishes,

Oliver Lodge
Edinburgh, Scotland