Monday, December 15, 2008

The Smoking Poet

In November (2008), Kelly Bacon - a student who attends Western Michigan University - interviewed Zinta Aistars, editor of the online magazine The Smoking Poet, for the Western Herald - Western Michigan University's school newspaper. Here is an excerpt from that interview:

Zinta Aistars: . . . what I see as differentiating us from most online publications is that we go out of our way to publish work from all corners of the globe. Not only American writers and artists, but we have also published work coming to us from Latvia, Ireland, France, India, China, Australia, England, South Africa, Japan, and many other intriguing and wonderful places. We consciously resist tunnel vision in our literary tastes. Every culture expresses itself in its own way, and we want that to be reflected on our pages.

Read the full interview at Zinta's blog.

As of December 15, 2008, The Smoking Poet at its home page has Google Page Rank 0 and Alexa Traffic Rank 21,258,516. Let's keep an eye on this one. I expect the Page Rank and the Traffic Rank will both improve in the coming months.


"It is our goal to appreciate and improve our talents, to share our own work and to communicate the joys of poetry with others. Everyone's poetry is valued."
River Junction Poets Mission Statement

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