Hi Michael, Yes, let's do that. Your email reminds me I have to write Marianne that I put in the attribution exactly as she wanted it. Will do so now. Courage with those essays! R Quoting Michael Coyle <[log in to unmask]> on Sun, 11 May 2014 17:11:08 -0400: > Dear Roxana, > > I'm currently chin-deep marking final papers and exams, but I couldn't > resist checking in. Nicely done! > > Perhaps we can have a real conversation at some point very soon -- > > Michael > > > On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 3:32 PM, Roxana Preda <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> Ezra Pound Society Bulletin no. 5, May 11, 2014 >> >> Dear friends, >> >> Since I took over the running of this society of ours last year, I have >> been talking to you about the desirability of a website and a newsletter >> for our society. >> >> At some point I realized that the best thing would be to launch them >> together. They are ready now and the time has come to show you what I have >> been working on for the past few months. >> >> I must confess that I?ve been rather ambitious for our society ? other >> literary organisations have websites, but none, so far as I know, is >> interactive, like ours. >> >> All the other societies have newsletters, but none so far as I know, is >> multimedia. In fact, the quality of contributions I received for the first >> issue have prompted me to change its status to ?little magazine?. If you >> care to register on the site to read the little mag, I think you will agree >> with me. It is called Make It New. >> >> The magazine, as well as my proposals for society projects are closed to >> the wider public and open just to members. You will see that the table of >> contents of the little mag is open access. But in order to actually read >> it, you?ll have to register. >> >> At this point this website is our society home. It is a house with a lot >> of empty rooms waiting for your contributions and improvements. I have >> provided just the minimum content, or a few placeholders. Ideally it should >> become a place where we are comfortable to return ? to adorn and enrich it >> as every loving homeowner does. >> >> The society is now initiating another way of gaining and cultivating >> membership. In the past, members were the subscribers to Paideuma, a model >> common to other literary societies as well. >> >> While we would certainly urge Pound scholars to maintain their >> subscriptions to the journal, I think that another model, with a low-cost >> subscription would be an incentive for more people to become members. The >> society financial goals are as ever, to have a money foundation for the >> awards. Then, if there is anything left, the society could initiate and >> carry out a number of projects, which are described on the website. It >> could also ideally offer some help to deserving postgraduate students (a >> modest subvention of conference travel costs comes to mind in that respect). >> >> Finally >> Like anything that is new, the website might not always perform smoothly >> or be the same for everyone in every circumstance. We are now testing, >> experimenting. You have to make allowances for my new role as web designer/ >> administrator. If you have problems or suggestions, don?t shoot, just drop >> me an email or simply offer your help, it will be welcome. >> >> As to the magazine ? when you see the pilot issue, you will have a better >> idea of what it can do for us. Justin Kishbaugh will run it as a managing >> editor and Barry Ahearn and I will be in the wings to look kindly over his >> shoulder. We plan to do more reviewing, especially the publications of the >> last two years. If you?d rather start smaller and provide a chapter or >> article summary, this is welcome too. Just get in touch. >> >> This is a cordial invitation to you all to become members of a changed >> Ezra Pound Society ? with new presence and visibility, improved means of >> communication, and a unique chance for us to work together. >> >> Just go to http://www.ezrapoundsociety.org >> >> With all my best, >> Roxana >> >> >> -- >> The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in >> Scotland, with registration number SC005336. >> > > -- The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.