Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Poetry is the supreme expression of the noblest human emotions: of love and friendship, of awareness of infinite value of life and courageous acceptance of its transitoriness, bitter losses and trilas.
Alexander Tvardovsky

With this March 2016 number of Our Poetry Archive, we are completing the first year of our journey over internet. When we started last year, although it was my brainchild, a few friends had extended their support to me; otherwise it wouldn’t have been possible for me to carry on like this every month. With the huge success of our Special Edition: “Poetry for Peace against Terrorism” last December, our monthly journal has consolidated its position on the internet.  And the readership since then has proved its popularity beyond doubt. During this last twelve months hundreds of poets have contributed their creative efforts in this monolithic poetry journal, making it a successful monthly forum of qualitative literary excellence. We are proud to make this web magazine truly international- the contents of the previous numbers prove this. Poets and writers around the entire world are regularly participating in this poetry journal, sharing their creativity. And we are proud of them.

Last year we had to face an attempt at sabotaging the publication of the Special Edition. A rumor was spread on the internet with a false allegation of plagiarism against Our Poetry Archive. This deplorable activity to defame Our Poetry Archive has been squarely countered by our poets and contributors around the world. In spite of this damaging rumor, poets from all over the world are showing their strong support and solidarity with this monthly poetry journal by contributing generously with their poetical creation for publication. We are extremely thankful to them and we would also like to extend our gratitude to our readers since the viewership of Our Poetry Archive is increasing by leaps and bounds. Our strength is our conscience. Our strength is our honesty and integrity to form a world forum of poetic excellence for those who never deny their social and human responsibilities and always try to use their talent to defend humanity. Our strength is those poets who publish their creative works in this forum and are proud to do it. Our strength is our readers, who are with us from the very beginning of our journey and who are joining in everyday. We are well aware of the perpetrators who have already shown their true colors and may try to strike again but we believe in the collective strength of human conscience and the moral characteristics of good people for a good cause.

We are building OUR POETRY ARCHIVE (0PA) to bring together like-minded individuals from all over the world, professionals from diverse horizons – writers, painters, scientists, teachers, thinkers. What unites us is our collective will to look at the world we live in, using the prism of critical thought and analysis but also of creativity. We firmly believe that we have both an individual and collective mission to make our society a better place; we have taken the pledge to do our best to achieve that goal. OUR POETRY ARCHIVE (0PA) promotes openness and transparency by giving individuals the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas through the prism of poetical creations and connect through creative undertakings – a set of principles guide OUR POETRY ARCHIVE (0PA) in pursuing these goals. Achieving these principles should be constrained only by limitations of law, technology, and evolving social norms. We therefore establish these principles as the foundation of the rights and responsibilities of those within the OUR POETRY ARCHIVE (0PA).

We would like to extend our gratitude to all those friends and poets alike that have extended their continuous support and enriched us with their willingness to make this journey possible. Last month we introduced twelve new poets to our readers. This month we are introducing ten more new poets. And for bringing all these new poets to Our Poetry Archive we would like to thank poetess Deborah Brooks Langford of USA. We are also thankful to poet and Editor Stacia Reynolds from USA, for co-authoring the February guest editorial with Deborah Brooks Langford. We are proud of our poet friend Caroline Nazareno for her poetical brilliance in literary field. Also we feel immense pride for the two beautiful ladies who are not only our friends but also two emerging great poets in the international literary arena, and had been felicitated in a literary festival recently held in Bari - poet Maria Miraglia of Italy and poet Anca Mihaela Bruma of Romania.

With this note we would like to thank all the poets, writers, friends and all our readers to make OUR POETRY ARCHIVE an internationally renowned poetry journal.

From Te Editorial Desk





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