Table of Contents
XV:2, June, 2000
A Journal for Linking Poets    
  In this issue of Lynx you will find:



Participation Renga

Poems in other genres

 Book Reviews


First of all, a deep and heartfelt thank-you to each of you who refused to cash the refunded subscription checks or even went to the trouble of mailing them back to us! We were touched and grateful for each one! Long life, honey in the heart, white roads with the eyebrows of Grandmother Ocean, yellow roads with the abundance of the tail of the deer born of the Morning Star, no evil, thirteen thank-yous. J & W

. . . Well, I guess I will be reading my next Lynx on the Internet. I will go to Brian's place (her son) to read it there. In the meantime, he is hoping to set up some kind of a computer system for Dick and I. We both know zero about computers but I gather they are getting simpler to use with every passing model. All the best as always and fondest wishes for your life on the Internet. - Jean Jorgensen, Canada.

. . .[regarding the renga "Tule Fog" done with Leslie Einer which Elizabeth Knox finished herself after the death of her husband, George Knox.] Just finishing it was good for me. - Elizabeth Knox, Riverside, CA.

. . . I feel like I am losing a friend as Lynx goes online. Since my first issue I have completely enjoyed each copy, reading it from cover to cover more than once. By the second issue I started penciling my links into the pages. In the evening I loved curling up with my magazine, relishing each poem or sequence and learning the names of frequent contributors. As yet I am not very comfortable using the Internet, but will try to catch the next issue and see how it works. - Joyce Sandeen Johnson, Rockford, IL.

. . .It is with great reluctance that I send a submission to electronic Lynx. My two primary objections are 1. Lack of aesthetically-pleasing display of poetry (in my opinion, not possible on a computer screen or even a television screen for that matter). 2. One's work is placed in cyberspace along with anything displayed on a homepage an aspiring teenager can throw together resulting in a watering down of quality. Trying to keep an open mind, but having trouble with this one. - Linda Jeannette Ward, Coinjock, NC.

. . . I received the last . . .LAST. . . hard copy of Lynx with a pang of loss. I return your check as a small contribution, an orphan's mite, toward compensation for your long struggle for the good. Of, course, you will continue on the Web, but I always have the feeling that, should someone turn off the juice, the whole thing would be lost. The Internet has little history and may be a creature destined to live without one. Still, I wish you as much success in that venue as you have had in the more old-fashioned publishing field. - Bill Dennis, Malvern, PA.

. . . I must tell you that the idea of NOT receiving Lynx in its usual form of a journal does not appeal to me at all!! I understand the logistic of printing on the Web, but think of all the people who won't read it that way as they don't have a web site either by choice or for economic reasons. The holding of a journal book etc. in your hand is like holding a kitten - it is essential (you may say, "well print it out"). Of course it is not the same. So here is one old-fashioned painter/poet who is not in accord! However, I will respect your judgment when you wrote, "welcome to the 21st Century." - Giselle Maya, St. Martin de Castillon, France.

. . .For the Global Renku Symposium, to be held on the 7th of October, 2000, in the Kokushikan University, I have translated the Introduction to your Online book, Symbiotic Poetry, so the Japanese participants can discuss the subject during their meeting.-Eiko Yachimoto, Japan.


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