From the editorial: "By the time Issue 17 is released this summer, FourXFour will have passed its fourth birthday. So far, we have brought you sixty-four individual poets with two hundred and seventy poems (counting our Bonus Round Issue). These are phenomenal numbers, and are testament to the depth and variety of poetical talents in ‘our wee country’.
FourXFour is committed to a 50/50 split between male and female poets (currently at 32:32) across all issues, and endeavours to seek out great poetry from all circles and backgrounds. We are only one platform for poetry in Ireland: I undertook a recent tally of literary journals and zines – both online and in print – within Ireland, and was delighted to find over forty. We want to see more NI poets published, within Ireland and outside it, and will continue our pledge to help bring those with promise and ability to the fore."