Friday, September 18, 2009

Feature: Carlton Smith Day 6

Thank you so much for featuring with us this week, Carlton! It has been our pleasure having you. We admire your writing as well as the work you are doing on Troubadour 21!

For more information on what endeavors Carlton is working on, please read below. If you are not familiar with Troubadour 21, you'll want to drop by and check it out. They have many a fine poet, writer, artist published there.

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I would like to say thank you to the Mnemosyne Literary Journal for having me this week. It's been both a pleasure and an honor. I've enjoyed reading the journal for a while now and I think it takes a unique approach to presenting the work of their features.

As for me, my plate is quite full for the time being. I am constantly working on new poetry for my poetry site at

My big project right now, however, is Troubadour 21 ( where I am the founder and Executive Editor. T21 is a web magazine, bringing viewers works from lesser known writers and artists. In today's world of mass media we believe that it's simply impossible for every talented writer and artist to be noticed. We are interested in finding that talent and giving it an audience. So far things have been going very well at T21, as we only launched the site in June and we are already measuring our monthly page views in the tens of thousands. It seems that there are quite a few people out there that like to read quality poetry, short stories, featured articles and view original artwork and photography as well. As time goes on, we will be expanding our mission to include a social component aiming to get writers and artists into schools to help share the love of the arts with students and enriching their education experiences. As a matter of fact, one of our editors spoke to a group of students just last week and we will be launching a student section to the site to post their works very soon. We're very excited and encouraged by the support we've received from the community and the simply amazing work our contributors have sent us. It looks like there are big things ahead for Troubadour 21.

Carlton Smith


  1. I enjoyed reading your poems and interviews. That's a nice mission statement above for Troubadour 21. Wishing you all the best for your journal and future projects.

  2. I too enjoyed Carlton Smith's poems. Particularly, "Rite of Spring" excellent.