Monday, June 27, 2005

How About A Little Poetry With That Gumball?

That’s right, you didn’t misread this. Nor did I.

I stumbled across the Gumball Poetry site seeking information online for July’s blog. These folks hail from Portland, Oregon and describe their eclectic ezine as

...a non-profit literary magazine that publishes the best poetry it can get a hold of. But we publish it differently, into gumball machines (capsules) and onto the Web.


Yet, I was left wondering - why?

Gumball Poetry has distributed gumball machines to various locations in 8 states. For a bit of small change you’ll get something besides gum to chew on.

A beautiful little ezine, Gumball Poetry is a wonderful addition to literary magazines on the web. The Last Expedition, the lost journals of Edward Von Lemkes is an amazing work.

If you live in Olympia Washington and you purchase a capsule in the library of Evergreen State College, you’ll help support the library scholarship program.

Or if you reside near Sandpoint, Idaho and believe in small presses devoted to publishing the work of Northwest writers, you can support Lost Horse Press, a nonprofit independent press committed to publishing poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction titles of high literary merit.

Better yet, be the first to bring Gumball Poetry to your state and support your favorite literary cause.

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