发表于 2005-5-22 05:25:30
An Introduction to SHIGEBAO (Poetry News)
Website Name: Shigebao (Poetry News)
Website Address: http://www.shigebao.com
The Shigebao website was founded in May, 2001 by the internet poet Minnow. It was originally named “China Poetry News.” Shigebao combines website content, forums, a webzine, and a paper journal under one Chinese-language poetry website. It now has over 30000 registered members, along with oceanic amounts of unregistered visitors. Each day app. 2000 postings are made on its forums. The website also holds many off-line events (readings, parties, poetry gatherings); it also edits the Shigebao Book Series and other publications. In 2002 it held the first “Chinese Internet Poetry Exhibition.” It is now making plans to hold the Second Exhibition. The Shigebao website has also co-sponsored many poetry activities held by other organizations (for example, the People’s University Poetry Festival, and the Shanghai Inter-collegiate Youth Poetry Gathering). It has presided over the judging of the “Ten Annual Contributors to Development of Chinese Internet Poetry.” It has also created a roster of “Top Poetry Forum Exchanges,” and has awarded the first yearly “Best Poet Award” in the website’s name. Shigebao’s key objectives are “introduce good poetry to a broader circle; let poetry go out to meet its readers.”
The Shigebao website has a large but loose management team. From updating content and gathering news to setting up poets’ pages and compiling the webzine and journal, we rely on cooperative efforts by our editors and page-masters in various places. With the large number of registered members on our forums, there is a thriving exchange of ideas; we have an impressive scholarly atmosphere, with many topics for discussion. Our site has influenced and given impetus to quite a few new writers. We open-heartedly help other internet poets set up sites and forums of their own, working together with them so that exchanges of poetry can thrive. Shigebao leads the way toward positive interchange: we oppose tedious personal attacks and invective. We allow the co-existence of poetic expression in many forms. We are open to pluralistic attempts in writing, and we preserve the non-partisan spirit of literature. We give exposure to new faces, not only to poets with established reputations.
The Shigebao website has brainstormed and administered many important activities and events in the field of internet poetry. We have also kept up good ties with mainstream poetry media and self-published poetry journals. We often recommend the best works by internet poets for publication in print journals.
Shigebao is systematizing its content and establishing its own unique character. Henceforth, Shigebao will adopt a more focused attitude, to document and promote the development of internet poetry.
Our objective: To be the best Chinese-language poetry website; to bear witness to the development of internet poetry; to pave the way for internet poetry’s advancement.
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