Tuesday, 17 August 2010
The new issue 25 of BluePrintReview is going live in stages - more to come. The latest stage includes an image of mine, paired with a short-short story by Susan M Gibb and together entitled Descriptions. I like the story a lot, and I like the mind that put these two together, teasing out the shared themes of melancholy, distance and surprising affinity.
BluePrintReview, edited from Germany by Dorothee Lang, draws together a new thematic web for each issue from a wide range of contributors, with an ongoing feature format that pairs independently created words and images from two different authors - linking them aslant, making connections not always obvious but always resonant. I like this very much. It's what I often try to do here in a small way, but has much greater potential, of course, when text and picture come from different authors.
Dorothee improved my images, too, with her much better photo-art skills: the dream editor, really, acutely perceiving what I mean, helping to make it better, finding the right context - the kind of editor who, we hear, is rarer than hens' teeth in print publishing these days. Hurrah for small and exquisite online literary magazines!