Poetry Salzburg Review No. 3

Poetry Salzburg Review No. 3 was published in Autumn 2002.
Table of Contents

Editorial (Wolfgang Görtschacher)

Marcia Arrieta | Cynthia Barounis | Dermot Bolger | Anne Born | Jeffrey Carson | Peter Dent | Ian M. Emberson | Clive Faust | Peter Finch | Allen Fisher | Matthew Fluharty | Matthew Geden | Sheila Hamilton | James Harvey | Graham High | Lynne Hjelmgaard | Nigel Jarrett | Jenny Johnson | Noel King | Pauline Kirk | Stevie Krayer | Richard Leigh | Jules Mann | Richard Martin | David Miller | Jane Morren | John Muckle | Christopher Mulrooney | Richard O'Connell | William Oxley | Frances Presley | Patricia Prime | Tessa Ransford | Deborah Sacks | Geoff Sawers | E.M. Schorb | Georgia Scott | Amy Shearer | Simon Smith | Paul Sohar | Gerry Stewart | Scott Thurston | Raymond Tong | David Trame | Gael Turnbull | Vassilis Zambaras | David Zieroth

Jorge Luis Borges (transl. by Richard O'Connell)
Hafiz (transl. by Parvin Loloi & William Oxley)
Hans Raimund (transl. by Robert Dassanowsky)
Angelus Silesius (transl. by Anthony Mortimer)

Sean Bonney reviewing Geraldine Monk's Noctivagations
Ines Kogler interviewing Tessa Ransford
David Malcolm reviewing Clayton Eshleman's Companion Spider. Essays
Georgia Scott reviewing John F. Deane's Toccata and Fugue. New and Selected Poems
Scott Thurston on the poetry of Allen Fisher
Scott Thurston interviewing Allen Fisher

Read a review of PSR No. 3 at New Hope International Review On-Line

Review of PSR 3 in The Journal 7 (Winter 2002-3), pp. 35-36:

This magazine contains a wealth of poetry, (including poetry in translation from Hafiz, Jorge Luis Borges, and others); a review and poems by Anne Born, as well as interviews with two poets. There is a harsh editorial comment on inadequate reviewing of collections, and a commitment not to publish a review of less than three pages. I found the whole challenging and engrossing an excellent read. [...]

Ines Kogler's interview with the Scottish poet tessa Ransford is both stimulating and encouraging. Challenging the idea of a "market" for poetry, (if you sell you're a poet, if you don't, you aren't), Ransford says, "I don't want a market. I want a good readership". Asked about the publishing scene in Scotland, Ransford replies that, although there is a lot of poetry activity, there are hardly any publishers. "We have to get away from books," says Ransford, "and turn to the small pamphlets, and not regard pamphlets as something inferior, but as important. It's a myth that publishers know good poetry and that you're a failure if you can't find a publisher ... Why wait for some hack in a publisher's office to tell you you're OK?"

Why indeed? To counteract the malaise, Ransford has initiated an award for poetry pamphlets each year in memory of her husband. She is interesting on form, on gender, on voice. I am delighted to have found this inspiring woman, and some of her feathery, inspired poems, in these pages. Allen Fisher, also interviewed, likes to "leave the dirt on": the machinery showing, as it were. Extending the concept of rhyme, Fisher is happy to rhyme 'grass' with 'chlorophyll'. Excuse me?

Frances Thompson
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