I've long admired Halvard Johnson. He's "pure" as regards his love for poetry. I still remember an old project of his where he just sent favored poems to a personal email list. That's just love, just like other editing projects like ON BARCELONA. I also remember first meeting him and his partner Lynda Schor in person. I think it was the ridiculous AWP -- he asked me for some poems and, youth and ridiculous youth that I was, I blurted out that my poems were "difficult" for most. They replied such wasn't a problem for them ... and it hasn't been indeed given their receptivity.
I note ON BARCELONA as this December is its last month, even though its archives will remain online. This journal, simply but elegantly framed on Blogger, has had a great run since its inception in January 2012. So, THANK YOU, Hal!
And I'm proud that my poem "DREDGING FOR ATLANTIS" is part of their last month. I can't think of a better home for it.
And you -- have you thanked a poet-editor today?