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The Concept:
A “by peers, for peers” online creative journal, This Great Society (“The Society” for short) provides a collective outlet for artists, musicians, writers, photographers, etc. We publish quarterly.


The Name:
The full name of the zine derives from the W.H. Auden poem "Bucolics: II, Woods,” and is as follows:

This Great Society
                         ...is going smash.

 
The name refers to the zine as a (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) group of stellar, creative people, and also alludes to our goal of reflecting on the present society that we are surrounded by and part of.
 
The line is included in the stanza:
 
"A small grove massacred to the last ash,
An oak with heart-rot, give away the show;
This great society is going smash;
They cannot fool us with how fast they go,
How much they cost each other and the gods!
A culture is no better than its woods."
 
The Staff:
This Great Society is located in the Beatty Street Project, Vancouver.
Staff members are:
Veronica Collins (Editor-in-Chief)
Joel Bentley (Managing Editor)
Jim Boraas (Art Director)
Linette Schut (Chief Copy Editor)
Will Jameson (Poetry Editor/Development Manager)
Linnea Elynn McNally (Nonfiction Editor)
Kristin Fryer (Copy Editor)


Follow Us:
Want to stay in the loop and find out where our artists are exhibiting? We’re on Twitter @tsgreatsociety. We blog here: This Blog is Going Smash

Join Us:
Our Facebook group is the best way to learn about how to contribute to upcoming issues and receive our monthly newsletter highlighting each new issue and Society member events.

 
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This Great Society - Contents