Right. Milestones and all that. What is it about the number 5? People love 5 year plans, 5 times champions, 5 year anniversary, Issue number 5. So no pressure on us at all, really.
Selection is almost complete for volume 5 and we are rapidly heading into pre-production on the issue. At this stage we are aiming for a June launch in Christchurch.
So what about the tidbits of gossip, teasers and previews? Well, I can tell you that Volume 5 will feature two international feature sections of poetry and a significant international poet as feature writer. We'll be focussing on some of that in more detail right here on the website very soon.
Catalyst Spoken Word Series volume 2 - The CD
It is looking like the next Catalyst Spoken Word Series will be available with Volume 6 of Catalyst later in the year and we are still open for submissions of recordings from poets everywhere. Remember that your submission must be on CD and feature just your voice. If you have original music to accompany your spoken word please include this as a separate track on the CD.
NOTE: you MUST absolutely, unquestionably and completely have the clearance rights for your music to be used in this way and included on a compilation CD. Written confirmation of this MUST be included with your submission if you send music.
We reserve the right to add original music and edit your recording to suit. Rest assured we will not distort you or your poem beyond recognition but if you are not OK with this kind of editing please do not submit. We do not send approval versions out to submitters. If you're wondering what it may actually turn out like, you can contact us directly for a copy of the Catalyst Spoken Word Series volume 1 CD for an idea of just how groovy it will be. Volume 1 of the CD has so far drawn wide interest and appreciation for it's innovation and quality and has received radio play on several NZ stations.