We are proud to present Melic IV
for your reading and listening pleasure.
Blake Kritzberg has replaced Mark Stacks as webmaster. All graphic
improvements, including RealAudio for our featured poet, are her doing.
was Melic's original webmaster and we are delighted to have her back.
more details, see Staff. Mark will stay on, we hope, as an
advisor, but he was simply too busy to continue here. The transition has
smooth as Michael Jordan's head. Kathleen Carbone continues as
extraordinaire but refuses Staff designation. In such cases we send
I have been sole editor of Melic for this issue only. I seek assistant
editors for upcoming issues and am happy to report that Sharon Kouros has
up for the fall, but the 1999 summer and winter slots remain unfilled. All
applications are welcomed, but in view of my own limitations I will unabashedly
give preference to members of the opposite gender whose sensibilities
differ from mine.
Our next three issues have embraced themes, though we continue to
entertain quality work, whatever the subject:
Solar (Heliocentric Melic)
Fathers (Paternal Melic)
Sex (Melic in Heat)
Lastly, we are starting a monthly newsletter to debut March 15. Those who
subscribe receive it free for two months. Afterwards we hope
will donate a $5 a year to continue receiving it and help defray the cost
paying contributors, maintaining our new domain, internet account and so
(We do not accept advertising at present save a shared banner with Pif
that advertises Melic elsewhere).
One last note: Our forum, the Roundtable, has been buzzing with good work
commentary. Stop by and post your work or read another's. Editors of
e-zines have been known to cherry-pick there for coming issues.
Yours in Truth and Art,