Day: August 7, 2018

Poetry -Joan Colby

THE DOLL At Marshall Fields that year When I was eight, They took a photograph to make A doll with my face, My wavy auburn hair. I unwrapped that doll On Christmas day. She had A wardrobe of clothes Just like mine. A green wool coat Trimmed with muskrat fur, A taffeta skirt and lace …

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Texan Poet -Ann Howells

What I Didn’t Tell My Father mosquitoes swirl like ash in headlights & priests call bingo from pulpits up & down the shore around our table relatives gather: drunks & ex-drunks liars who say with sarcasm i’m a pathological liar they know they know we know our history’s trumpet vine & poison oak moon shift …

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Collaboration: Jayant Kashyap and Lisa Stice

Jayant Kashyap lives in live in Purnea, India, and he is the co-founding editor of Bold + Italic, with poems published around the world in quite a few print anthologies and e-zines, including The Ekphrastic Review, StepAway and Rigorous magazines. One of his poems was featured in the Healing Words award ceremony in London, in …

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The Last Time We Saw Strangers, by Christopher Hopkins – reviewed by Shirley Bell

The Last Time We Saw Strangers, by Christopher Hopkins Clare Songbirds Publishing House Chapbook Series Clare Songbirds Publishing House  Chapbook Series 140 Cottage Street, Auburn, New York, 13021 www.ClareSongbirdspub.com ISBN 978-1-947653-24-5     In the new year in Issue 20, I was pleased to review a chapbook from Christopher Hopkins, ‘Take Your Journeys Home’. He is a …

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Poetry -From issue 34

Byron Beynon’s poems and essays have appeared in several publications including London Magazine, Chiron Review, Crannog, Southlight, Cyphers and Poetry Wales. He co-ordinated the Wales section of the anthology Fifty Strong (Heinemann). Collections include Cuffs (Rack Press) and The Echoing Coastline (Agenda Editions).   HÔTEL DIEU, ARLES At noon I entered the old hospital, a …

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5 poems from Will Reger

Will Reger is a founding member of the CU (Champaign-Urbana) Poetry Group (cupoetry.com), has a Ph.D. from UIUC, teaches at Illinois State University in Normal, and has published most recently with Front Porch Review, Chiron Review, Paterson Literary Review, Zingara Poetry Review (forthcoming),  Innisfree Poetry Journal (forthcoming), and Broadkill Review (forthcoming). His first chapbook is Cruel …

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Carlow Poet -Clifton Redmond

The Fates You sit and cry at her polished porcelain feet with moss and gravel for a bed and grieve the un-lived life. Her frozen stare outstaring yours, knowing somehow the pain of secret-silence – crucifixion. You wonder why Clotho bothers to spin the loom, Lachesis with no span to measure stands as idle as …

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5 poems by Texan poet -Bev Smith

dear sisters our tree’s stretch of skyward is slowing as is their leaf fall, wrap of blankets, and hopeful reach again for spring breathless trips on summer stumbles of things forgotten upon faces fanned by noon to the indoor’s draw of cooled plush pillows and sweeter tea i tell you that, that your hair seems darker grey but still …

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