The digital age has arrived and it’s time for young poets to seize on their first-rate knowledge of technology/web and apply it to their writing. Poets need to be clear with themselves about what their goals really are and how a networked laptop can help them to get what they want.
Sitting at a laptop in a pool of free WiFi, networked to the world, we find ourselves at an amazing moment: the perfect time to think afresh about the best way to read and write with the tools now available to us.
In this feature, Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone give their advice on starting a magazine and suggest some magazines they think you might enjoy. We have also jotted down ‘Ten Steps to Starting a Magazine’ to help guide you through your first issue.
Benjamin Zephaniah welcomes you to the Young Poets Network, talks about what it was like to publish his first book and why he sees performance as a vital part of his role as a poet.