Launched in October 05, Libertine Magazine carries the byline "Liberating Language: Poetry and Lyrics" and is dedicated solely to the relationship between poetry and music, verse and song-writing, featuring interviews with song-writers and poets, analysis of poetry, lyrics and the general "liberation of the language that they use."
Each issue will explore a variety of popular and new poetry and lyrics, aiming to to free both from the restraints of their individual stereotypes.
Features interviews with poets about music and lyricists about literature, looking at different influences, inspirations and ways of expanding the possibilities within our own creativity through such media. They say: "We aim to strip these two artforms of their pretenses to demonstrate the relevence that they have in our everyday lives.
In Issue Four: UB40's Ali Campbell on Smokey Robinson, plus Simon Armitage on Morrissey, the Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead.
In Issue Three: Roy Harper and poet Jeffrey Wainwright wax lyrical.
In Issue Two: Hot Club de Paris' Paul Raferty, plus poet Grevel Lindop waxes lyrical.
In Issue One:
Carol Ann Duffy talks Lennon/McCartney, Mozart and Morrisey, plus The Guillemots' Fyfe Dangerfield.
Currrently accepting poems and ideas. Contact the editor through the website for more details.