Tuesday, November 27, 2007

MiPOesias Raises the Bar

I encourage everyone to check out the latest issue of MiPOesias and not just because RMP author Ivy Alvarez' beautiful shining face adorns its pages. You should check it out because it has production values, by which I mean it was designed by someone with talent.

Most literary journals do not look like they are professionally 'designed.' They tend to value page after page of text. Discussions about design revolve around what fonts to use. MiPOesias asks: Why not have photos? Color? Cover lines? Captions? It's designed like a consumer magazine, which I think is great.

Bonus points because the issue is offered as a PDF download OR you can buy a hardcopy at Lulu.com.