Saturday, 29 November 2008
THE SHOp NEEDS SUPPORT
OK, I know ALL arts organisations are feeling the pinch, but The SHOp poetry magazine sent such a lovely plea with their latest issue - and they are so deserving - I thought I'd bring them to your attention.
Poet Bernard O'Donoghue said The SHOp is 'unquestionably the most beautiful poetry magazine now in existence.' And it is always a very attractive production. As a poet, you need to a) support them by buying an issue or subscribing, and b) try to get published by them. If you are not a poet (or even if you are) maybe you might send them a few euro as an Xmas prezzie. They lost out on significant funding this year and the Arts Council has warned them that 2009 will see 'a significant reduction' in their grant. I know it's the same all over but this magazine is a true gem.
Contact: John and Hilary Wakeman, THE SHOp, Skeagh, Schull, Co. Cork, Ireland.