Anon Poetry Magazine

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Synopsis

Anon Poetry Magazine's podcast combines interviews with poets, readings of poems and views and news on the poetry scene. Anon is an anonymous submissions poetry magazine founded in 2003 by Mike Stocks and now under the editorship of Colin Fraser and Peggy Hughes. All poems are assessed without any knowledge of the poet's name. Publication is not anonymous - the editors only find out the poet's name if, and only if, a poem is accepted. If we reject a poem, we never find out who the author was. The podcast is not really devoted to the theme of anonymity as we are about celebrating excellent poetry and showcasing some of the best talent in contemporary poetry. But we believe our submissions proceedure ensures fairness in the often difficult process of selection.

Episodes

  • Anon Podcast 2

    Anon Podcast 2

    10/03/2009 Duration: 21min

    In our second podcast, we were very glad to welcome Rob A Mackenzie and Andrew Philip to Anon HQ. They discuss their relationship to blogging, how they first got into publishing their poetry, their musings on the current state of poetry in Scotland and you'll get the opportunity to hear them both reading from their new collections, which are available from Salt Publishing. The music featured in this podcast is by the delightful Benedict Young.

  • Anon Poetry Magazines Podcast 1

    Anon Poetry Magazine's Podcast 1

    22/01/2009 Duration: 20min

    Anon - the anonymous submission poetry magazine throws its towel into the heady world of podcasting with the opportunity to hear an interview with founding editor, Mike Stocks. In a wide ranging discussion with the new editorial team, led by Colin Fraser, Mike takes us through the beginnings of the magazine, his response to criticisms which have been made about the concept and discusses his own work. Mike also reads from his debut collection, Folly, and his translations from the Italian poet Guiseppe Belli.