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Today’s recommended journal is blossombones, a journal run by Susan Slaviero, an alumnus of Lewis University. blossombones is another completely online journal, just like ours. One of their selling points is that they publish work by women almost exclusively. blossombones boasts new and fresh poetry for their readers and publishes very interesting, engaging poetry.
The online journal’s design is very dark and has almost an aura of mystery. Its poetry matches the design of the journal, which brings up the concept of connecting a journal’s subject matter to its appearance. To some degree, I think the style should reflect what kind of poetry is being published in the journal. The title, also, should reflect the work that the journal accepts. For instance, blossombones published mainly female-oriented poetry and the name calls up the image of flowers, which are usually feminine. But the added “bones” on the end of the journal’s title suggests something more interesting, more modern than just stereotypical feminine poetry.
I’d absolutely recommend blossombones, and not just because I know the editor! They publish unique, fresh poetry that’s sure to surprise you and make you think.
— Editor, Mary Egan