Literature for the People

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Literature for the People

The aim of Literature for the People is to counter the unfortunate bad reputation which literature in general has been accumulating over the past decades, especially poetry. Many people have been given to understand that literature is an art reserved for only the privileged few, such as academics or critics, whilst many parochial literary organizations have made it next to impossible for new and aspiring writers to find publication for their works.

History, however, shows that literature and poetry had their origins in the aim of entertaining all the people. Most storytellers, poets and many playwrights made their first debut on the market streets, the squares, in open theatres and even in taverns. The present parochial hierarchy seems to have forgotten that literature and poetry are both communicable mediums and should reflect the reality of true sagas that each and every person has experienced throughout his short journey on Earth. No one has the right to deprive this field that offers such great entertainment from any living person by treating it as if it belongs to them by some divine right.

You have done much for the Canadian literary community, and I am very grateful. The quality of the printing and binding is first rate. I am confident that no contributor will complain about the production values. Having work by like John B. Lee, Elana Wolff, and George Elloitt Clarke will draw attention to the magazine. And once the interviews start appearing, the magazine will hit a new level. I believe ‘Literature for the People’ will be an important magazine”. Superior Literary Quality, Expert Publication Design. It is more like a book than a periodical. It will stand the test of time, and be worth reading over and over again.

Patrick Connors - Canada

I am delighted to be published and to be part of the team, also to be in such illustrious company. It is not something I ever imagined happening.

Dr. Morris Berg - UK

I am so pleased to be published among many talented writers from all over the globe. The time and thought that went into this lovely magazine by founder and editor, Raymond Fenech Gonzi, is evident in the structure, author content, and treasure trove of stories and poetry which are written for, and can be understood by, the people in everyday life.

Debbie Richard - Author of "PIVOT and Hills of Home" - USA

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The magazine is intended to connect the average person and those who document in many forms the stories of real people and true eventsthrough both poetry and prose in everyday language.This is a magazine for the people and aims to be one of the leading communicable literary publications of the 21st century. The editors are proud to present some of the most prolific and illustrious writers who want readers to assimilate their problems with their own life sagas. This issue is an international publication which includes writers, poets, book reviewers and opinionists from the UK, the USA, Canada, Cuba and...

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Literature for the People was the inspiration and creation of Maltese journalist, writer and editor, Raymond Fenech Gonzi after many years of contributing poetry to various Canadian, English, American, Cuban and Maltese newspapers, magazines and anthologies. Through this journey, he discovered Pablo Neruda and his famous love poems and Milton Acorn, the Canadian people’s poet who believed that poetry should be written in everyday language which everybody can understand and enjoy. More importantly, the experiences shared in any writer’s works should allow readers to assimilate these to their own. The magazine is produced in Malta.

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