Welcome to Pomegranate
Hello! This is a free UK-based poetry ezine showcasing young writers through the various media of writing, sound, telepathy, and interpretative dance (we’re kidding about those last two). We also keep you up to date with poetry news through the PomBlog, and when we’ve got a spare minute between cups of tea we have a chat and workshop new poems on the forums. We’re a network, a broadcaster, a lifestyle, a phenomenon. And we’re just getting started: Pomegranate poets, bloggers and writers are all under 30. Get stuck in!
Issue 1 of Pomegranate went up on September 23, 2007. In the three years since, we’ve published over 250 poems and articles, been praised by The Times and attacked by a BBC presenter, and brought you work from all over the English-speaking world. Among our contributors who have gone on to fame and fortune are Jon Stone, highly commended in last year’s National Poetry Competition, and John Clegg, whose first collection with Salt is, as we used to say, in the pipeline. Both of them make another appearance in Issue Twelve, though neither of them took any notice of our theme ‘Ice’. Among those who did are Joe Dunthorne, in a characteristically well-crafted comic piece, and Annabella Massey, whose ‘Ice in Leamington’ is a very good example of balancing sound and sense.