Utne Magazine Review

The Pedestal Magazine, Web site review
-- By Leif Utne, Utne Magazine

December 18, 2002 Issue

Looking for a little literary respite from our usual diet of media and political news, we recently happened across ThePedestalMagazine.com. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, this handsomely designed e-zine just completed its second year in publication, an impressive feat in itself for a free (and ad-free) professional web zine in the post dot-bomb era. Updated bimonthly, the Pedestal offers a rich array of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and visual art. The current issue (October 21-December 21, 2002) features a penetrating interview with Pulitzer prize-winning poet Maxine Kumin along with five previously unpublished poems from her forthcoming book Bringing Together: Uncollected Early Poems 1958-1988, due out from Norton in June 2003. Writers will enjoy the Pedestal's discussion forum, which has attracted an impressive community of scribes.

--Leif Utne

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