This issue is dedicated to Rochelle Ratner, poet, editor, novelist, critic, and GR poetry engager...R.I.P. dear Poetry Angel...
I continue to be grateful that reviewers -- all volunteers -- continue to send GR their reviews or engagements. And I am delighted to share that this issue of GR is posting a record number of reviews: 68! Woot and YaY! With Issue No. 10, GR brings total new reviews to date to 538 (a summary can be seen at GR's List Of Reviewed Publishers). Here are the latest stats showing how Poetry continues to burn as hot as California's wildfires did this summer:
Issue 1: 27 new reviews
Issue 2: 39 new reviews (one project was reviewed twice by different reviewers)
Issue 3: 49 new reviews (two projects were each reviewed twice)
Issue 4: 61 new reviews (one project was reviewed thrice, and three projects were each reviewed twice)
Issue 5: 56 new reviews (four projects were each reviewed twice)
Issue 6: 56 new reviews (one project was reviewed twice)
Issue 7: 51 new reviews
Issue 8: 64 new reviews (3 projects were each reviewed twice)
Issue 9: 65 new reviews
Issue 10: 68 new reviews (1 project was reviewed thrice and 1 project was reviewed twice)
The project reviewed thrice was FLOWERS OF BAD: A FALSE TRANSLATION OF CHARLES BAUDELAIRE’S LES FLEURS DU MAL by David Cameron, which was actually reviewed twice by Ryan Daley (the other review is by John Bloomberg-Rissman). I mention Ryan Daley because one review is a "review" while the other is an "engagement"; some of you have asked about the difference and now you can see how one critic differentiates between these two terms/acts.
Of reviewed publications, the following were generated from review copies sent to GR:
Issue 1: 9 out of 27 new reviews
Issue 2: 25 out of 39 new reviews
Issue 3: 27 out of 49 new reviews
Issue 4: 41 out of 61 new reviews
Issue 5: 34 out of 56 new reviews
Issue 6: 35 out of 56 new reviews
Issue 7: 41 out of 51 new reviews
Issue 8: 35 out of 64 new reviews
Issue 9: 42 out of 65 new reviews
Issue 10: 46 out of 68 new reviews
I continue to encourage authors/publishers to send in your projects for potential review. Obviously, people are following up with your submissions! Information for submissions and available review copies HERE.
As I've said before, your Editor is blind, so if there are typos/errors in the issue, just email Moi or put in the comments sections and I will swiftly correct said mistakes (since such is allowed by Blogger).
Here I am unshowered, unshaven and bleary-eyed over my first cup of coffee from having to stay up late to put out this issue. But of course this photo is not about me; it's about the reason some of you check in -- to see more photos of moi dawgs (but read some poetry, wontcha!), in this case Achilles and Gabriela are wrestling on their new lawn.
With much Love, Fur and Poetry,
St. Helena, CA
July 31, 2008