To visit Masthead
For Alison's poetry in Winter 2002
For Alison's essays on poetics in Winter 2002
by Alison Croggon, Editor and Publisher
Masthead was established in 1998 as a literary arts magazine by Australian poet Alison Croggon and was produced for four issues as a print journal. It has now moved exclusively to the internet for its second incarnation as an occasional journal which embraces writings about poetry, poetics, theatre, contemporary music, politics and much else. Contributors have included Les Murray, James Kelman, Harold Pinter, Mauricio Kagel, Howard Barker, Slawomir Mrozek and many other internationally regarded artists, as well as new and emerging writers. There is also a strong emphasis on alternative writing practices and poetics. It is assumed in the editorial policy, such as it is, that artists are thinkers, and that thinking and being in the world includes a political dimension.
The only criterion for inclusion is that the work interests me, and I defend Masthead's right to be as various and contradictory as it likes. It doesn't pretend to promote any particular or coherent aesthetic, though I hope it is a lively and stimulating magazine to read.
Regretfully, due to the difficulty of dealing with them, Masthead cannot accept unsolicited contributions. Contribution is by invitation only.
Masthead is edited, designed and made by Alison Croggon, with graphic designs by Laurence Peterson. Consulting editors for Issues 1 to 4 were Leonard Abrams, Daniel Keene, Emma Lew and Alaric Sumner.