I thought I'd check the 'Stand Magazine' website to see about ordering a few back issues. I know 'Stand' has been around for many years, and has a reputation for publishing high quality fiction and poetry.
However... I was a little put off by this introductory paragraph on the home-page:
Jon Silkin founded Stand as ‘an attempt to remedy the intellectual situation of reader and poet’ in response to our need for ‘something more human . . . for art and a public which is prepared to be receptive’ where the art in Stand is ‘what is simple in expression and human in its context; for the chances that the compound will be profound and worth reading are reasonable.’
Can anyone enlighten me as to what this actually says? Something about 'simplicity of expression'.
Isn't this a bit like using images of people with broken legs to advertise the benefits of rock-climbing as a pastime?