Reader, GREAT NEWS! Linebreak — one of my all-time favorite journals — is making a comeback.
For those who don’t know, Linebreak is/was an online journal that published one (stellar) poem a week, delivered to your inbox, and accompanied by an audio file of another poet reading that week’s poem. For years, I awoke eagerly on Tuesday (I think it was Tuesdays) mornings waiting to see what Linebreak had in store. Editors Ash Bowen and Jonathon Williams never failed to dish up a poem I (a). loved and (b). could learn from. In doing so, they introduced me to the work of many poets I’d not read before. If you’re not familiar with the great work Linebreak put out into the world, you can read (and listen to) it in their archives.
(And, full disclosure: I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Linebreak because they were the first to give the Mail Order Bride a home. Thanks, guys.)
Sadly, Linebreak stopped publishing last summer (I think it was last summer). I grieved, and I know I was not alone.
But the important thing is that Linebreak is making a comeback. They’re running a subscription campaign, asking for $3/month — as they point out, about the cost of a latte.
I would give up many a latte to have Linebreak back in action. I’ve subscribed and I hope you will, too. Here’s the link: subscribe today! (and forgive me all my parentheticals this morning).