Poet Sharon Olds Featured in Third Issue of ThePedestalMagazine.com

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from ThePedestalMagazine.com

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ThePedestalMagazine.com launched
 its third issue April 20, 2001.  The featured writer is acclaimed poet Sharon
 Olds.  The featured artist is Ginger Wagoner with her photographic exhibit of
 Romanian children.  Published writers in this issue include Sarah Lindsay,
 James Longenbach and Barry Spacks.
     The Pedestal Magazine is the vision of published writer and entrepreneur
 John Amen.  Mr. Amen's mission for the magazine is to publish a premier
 literary magazine, exclusively on-line, featuring new and established
 writers and visual artists.  Each bimonthly issue, available at no charge,
 includes an in-depth interview with a featured writer and visual artist
 along with examples of their work.  The magazine also includes poetry,
 fiction and non-fiction from writers around the world.  The site can be
 accessed at: http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/prn1.
     The Pedestal Magazine is proud to feature the work of Sharon Olds.
 (Previous featured writers were Stan Rice and Susan Ludvigson.)  Ms. Olds is
 the author of numerous volumes of poetry, including "Satan Says" (University
 of Pittsburgh Press, 1980), "The Father" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1992) and "Blood,
 Tin, Straw" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999).  Her work has appeared widely in various
 publications, including  "The Atlantic Monthly," "The New Yorker," "The
 Paris Review" and "Ploughshares."  She has been the recipient of numerous
 grants and awards.  She currently lives in New York and teaches at New York
 University.
     In an interview printed in its entirety in the magazine, photographer
 Ginger Wagoner speaks of the experience she had in Romania and what the vision
 is for her "Solidarity" exhibit.  "My purpose is two-fold.  One is to increase
 awareness.  The other is to raise contributions."  Ms. Wagoner visited two
 "placement centers" (known to us as orphanages) in May 2000.  What she
 discovered was a vast difference between the private-owned facility called
 "Bless the Children" and the government-owned center.  "It really bothered
 me how, in the government orphanage, they didn't touch the children.  When
 you held out your hands to them to see if they wanted to be picked up, they
 just stared," states Ginger.  At "Bless the Children" teachers are much more
 involved and hands-on with the children - a very new way of interacting with
 handicapped children in Romania.  The exhibit includes sixteen photographs
 that vividly capture the difference in the two centers.
     The next issue of ThePedestalMagazine.com will arrive on-line June 21,
 2001.
 
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    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ThePedestalMagazine.com launched
 its third issue April 20, 2001.  The featured writer is acclaimed poet Sharon
 Olds.  The featured artist is Ginger Wagoner with her photographic exhibit of
 Romanian children.  Published writers in this issue include Sarah Lindsay,
 James Longenbach and Barry Spacks.
     The Pedestal Magazine is the vision of published writer and entrepreneur
 John Amen.  Mr. Amen's mission for the magazine is to publish a premier
 literary magazine, exclusively on-line, featuring new and established
 writers and visual artists.  Each bimonthly issue, available at no charge,
 includes an in-depth interview with a featured writer and visual artist
 along with examples of their work.  The magazine also includes poetry,
 fiction and non-fiction from writers around the world.  The site can be
 accessed at: http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/prn1.
     The Pedestal Magazine is proud to feature the work of Sharon Olds.
 (Previous featured writers were Stan Rice and Susan Ludvigson.)  Ms. Olds is
 the author of numerous volumes of poetry, including "Satan Says" (University
 of Pittsburgh Press, 1980), "The Father" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1992) and "Blood,
 Tin, Straw" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999).  Her work has appeared widely in various
 publications, including  "The Atlantic Monthly," "The New Yorker," "The
 Paris Review" and "Ploughshares."  She has been the recipient of numerous
 grants and awards.  She currently lives in New York and teaches at New York
 University.
     In an interview printed in its entirety in the magazine, photographer
 Ginger Wagoner speaks of the experience she had in Romania and what the vision
 is for her "Solidarity" exhibit.  "My purpose is two-fold.  One is to increase
 awareness.  The other is to raise contributions."  Ms. Wagoner visited two
 "placement centers" (known to us as orphanages) in May 2000.  What she
 discovered was a vast difference between the private-owned facility called
 "Bless the Children" and the government-owned center.  "It really bothered
 me how, in the government orphanage, they didn't touch the children.  When
 you held out your hands to them to see if they wanted to be picked up, they
 just stared," states Ginger.  At "Bless the Children" teachers are much more
 involved and hands-on with the children - a very new way of interacting with
 handicapped children in Romania.  The exhibit includes sixteen photographs
 that vividly capture the difference in the two centers.
     The next issue of ThePedestalMagazine.com will arrive on-line June 21,
 2001.
 
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