Review by Erik Amundsen.
I’m really excited about this review. On one hand, like Amundsen said, it’s hard to review — and for the reasons he stated. On the other, reviewers of our time have never seen anything like DMP, it’s entirely something new to us and them; a literary journal by and for Pagans.
I think Amundsen does a moderately fair job at it (despite coming off as a Jeffrey Steingarten of poetry review.) I was, however, taken aback by his comments on Mark Saucier’s poem “Invitation,” which I really like. I think that Saucier’s poem is set squarely in the center of a religious experience that the reviewer has no context for, and without that context, the reviewer is lost — much like Faery itself, huh?
This is again why I’m so excited. This is real Pagan culture happening! It’s real creation. Not a “how-to” zine designed to sell products or masturbatory self-aggrandizing, but the results of Pagans being Pagan. And it holds up to other literary journals, according to Amundsen. Great work!
Yeah, if I didn’t think “Invitation” was delightful, I wouldn’t have included it. But reviews are good, even when we disagree with them
Like Oberyn, I’m really excited about this – Pagan culture that is both genuinely Pagan and and genuinely culture (iyswim), and recognisably so to folks not involved.
May we all raise alabaster lamps aloft.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>