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John Deming at Coldfront has an excellent summary of the twists and turns of the BlazeVOX pay-to-play imbroglio. As of today, BlazeVOX will not close and will continue its pay-for-publication practice. In email today, BlazeVOX’s editor, Geoffrey Gatza, admitted he was using the press as a source of personal income and that payments from authors would be used to pay for the time he spends producing books. Gatza is certainly not getting rich this way–as everyone knows, there is little money in poetry–but his practice does seem a bit unusual: most small-press editors donate their time.

Wanna know not only the Best Poetry Books of 2010, but also Best First Book, Best Second Book, Best Selected/Collected, Best Translation, Best First Poem in a Collection, Best Final Poem in a Collection, Best Long Poem, Best Opening Lines, Best Closing Lines, Best New Book By a Canonical Poet, Best Book of Thought/Criticism, Best Physical Artifact, Best Book Cover, and Best Anthology? Then you want to check out Coldfront’s mondo list mashup. Thorough and intelligent choices. See Coldfront » 2010 Lists.