The Winter 2013-2014 issue of The Golden
Lantern is on http://thegoldenlantern-blog.tumblr.com.
It includes two poems, Blueberries
by Jonel Abellenosa, Misinterpretations
Moments by Gary Beck, Melanchony
by Cynthia Brandon, and my book
review and analysis of Grace Marie Grafton's latest book of
poems, Jester, published by Hip Pocket Press.
Important Announcement Regarding
THE FUTURE OF THE GOLDEN LANTERN.COM
I am looking for a person(s), to take over the publication of
what has been our main site, our flagship site, http://thegoldenlantern.com
It is taking too much time and energy for me to publish and edit
not only TGL, but its two blog sites on Tumblr.com (http://thegoldenlantern-blog.tumbr.com
and http://tgl-blog-companion.tumblr.com). By the end of March
2014, the hosting for the site will expire. By that date, TGL
will have a new publisher, or it will cease to appear on the web.
I will ask around, and please, do the same, among people you know.
I would hate to see TheGoldenLantern.com, with its 130+ authors,
and hundreds and hundred of poems, fade from the web, like a sand
painting. I know there are people out there who would enjoy maintaining
and even improving TGL website. We just need to attract them,
with positive thinking and diligent use of right intention, and
through actives searching and networking.
TGL is a beautiful, and beautifully crafted site. It features
name banners, which resemble custom-made plaques, for each poet.
A listing of all contributors appears on a customized Author's.
Page. The site is unique. It was designed and founded by a talented
graphic artist and web designer, and has won awards for its artistry.
To be listed, and have your poems appear in TGL, is perhaps comparable
to having your work published in a gilt-edged book, with customized
authors' pages, and inscribed lettering.
The successful new publisher would have a special interest in
web graphic design and paint sites, and be well versed in their
software application. This includes the two programs used with
TGL, early versions of Photoshop and Dreamweaver, two very popular
and powerful programs. The new publisher should presumably, enjoy
working with graphic art. This position provides an excellent
opportunity for someone to work on a fully-developed, functional,
and very beautiful site.
If this sounds a bit like a job description, it is. I would invite
the new publisher(s) to continue the Tumblr blog sites. Tumblr
is extremely easy to update, and user-friendly, much more so than
Wordpress or Blogspot, speaking as objectively as possible. One
more thing about Tumblr – the physical appearance of any blog
sites could instantly given a completely new format, and home
pages, in a single mouse click, (per site), with all data appearing
in exactly the right place. Re-formatting, in other words, occurs
seamlessly. Each poem is easily be tagged with the poet's name
and descriptions as nature, Buddhism, Taoism, etc, for easy recall
in Search on Tumblr. Also, Tumblr is free for users and for those
who host their own Tumblr sites (or Tumbrls). Many, many fine
site designs are also free (with a slight charge for others).
The new publisher could assume the maintenance of the Tumblr
blog sites themselves, or if they wish me to continue in this,
I would. If they don't wish to do so, or if no new publisher of
TGL emerges, I will continue to maintain the blog sites. For me,
as publisher and editor, it is far earlier to publish, edit and
maintain the blogs, than to publish and maintain TGL. Other publishers
and editors might well prefer to work on a beautiful website.
I'm hoping to attract such a person(s) and ask your help, as our
own very special Authors and Friends, may of whom have been receiving
site updates about TGL, for years.
Paul Dolinsky, Publisher and Editor, TheGoldenLantern.com