Molly Bloom, the story so far
Molly Bloom the poetry magazine came into the world in 1980; the first online issue in May 2013 reproduced much of the work from that print edition, alongside new poetry from many of the original contributors. This fifth online issue brings to 51 the number of poets to be featured, most of whom fit more or less within what is conventionally loosely defined as the 'innovative' strand of contemporary poetry; or the 'avant-garde'; or 'post-avant'; or 'other'; or 'modernist', which more because of than despite the irony inherent in its century of use is my preferred tag for the tradition I'm happy to work in. But to heck with labels; what is really represented here is simply a growing collection of poetry I find interesting and stimulating by poets I admire. The links to the left tell the story so far.
Aidan Semmens, editor, January 2015
"Staying static in one present just doesn't seem accurate - or isn't usually accurate - in mapping how our minds work or what we care about." - Lee Harwood, in conversation with Kelvin Corcoran