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Carla Scarano D’Antonio moved to England (Lancashire then Surrey) in 2007 from Rome (Italy) and started attending creative writing courses. She obtained a Degree of Master of Arts in Creative Writing with Merit at Lancaster University in October 2012. Her work was published in Shipwrights (an online Swedish Review), Purple Patch, First Edition magazine, Northern …

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Lemons – Carla Scarano D’Antonio

Carla Scarano D’Antonio moved to England (Lancashire then Surrey) in 2007 from Rome (Italy) and started attending creative writing courses. She obtained a Degree of Master of Arts in Creative Writing with Merit at Lancaster University in October 2012. Her work was published in Shipwrights (an online Swedish Review), Purple Patch, First Edition magazine, Northern …

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Jane Simmons reviews ‘Apple Water (Povel Panni) by Raine Geoghegan

Hedgehogpress.co.uk ISBN 9781999649231   Raine Geoghegan lives in West Sussex. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester. Born in the Welsh Valleys, Raine is half Romany with Welsh and Irish ancestry. Her poems and short prose have been published both online and in print with Under the Radar; Romany Routes …

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Jane Simmons reviews Brenda Read-Brown’s new collection of poems.

Brenda Read-Brown: Like Love V Press ISBN: 9781999844431 Launch date: 7 th November, 2018. BRENDA READ-BROWN worked for many years as an IT project manager. In 2001, she gave up her high salary, company car and secure pension to be a full-time freelance writer and poet. Winner of more than 30 slams, she has performed …

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Poetry by DJ Tyrer

Babysitter Angry return home Classic misunderstanding Parents shout and scream Weren’t lit’rally meant to sit Squash their children into paste Bits I’m British around the Americans American around the Brits Neither one nor the other My entire life is in bits Chic? The website described the style as ‘shabby chic’ And, he knew he wasn’t …

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Ellie O’Leary Poetry

Ellie O’Leary often writes about growing up in the village of Freedom, Maine. She is the previous host of Writers Forum on WERU-FM, has won the Martin Dibner Memorial Fellowship in poetry, and has taught writing at the Pyramid Life Center in the Adirondacks and at Belfast (Maine) Senior College. Ellie graduated from the Stonecoast …

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Poetry by Rodney Wood

Rodney Wood lives in Farnborough is working on a sequence of poems about family etc whose titles come from a list of pamphlets issued by Gale and Polden (a printer my Dad worked for). Poems from there have been published by South, Stride, The Blue Nib, London Grip, Amtrillis, Brittle Star, The High Window and …

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Casey Haldaine Poems

Of windbreakers and maple trees The curtains turn with a smirk while autumn leaves itself on her shins during the first windy August day. The very air is in disbelief, the neon lights sang like parrots of the forest and she hummed a few songs but the night begged for a nap these burning feathers …

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Shades of motherhood: Sheila Heti reflects on childbearing

Carla Scarano D’Antonio moved to England (Lancashire then Surrey) in 2007 from Rome (Italy) and started attending creative writing courses. She obtained a Degree of Master of Arts in Creative Writing with Merit at Lancaster University in October 2012. Her work was published in Shipwrights (an online Swedish Review), Purple Patch, First Edition magazine, Northern …

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D.A. Lucas Poetry

We’ll Catch the Next One: a ghost and a gun meet again to talk before catching their trains away to some oblivion. the gun cackles out the wide open hole of its mouth about power, responsibility, security- then a couple asides about propriety and tyranny until spent, then tucks its thoughts away in the echoes …

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Family Man – Fiction

Family Man They had been in the band for over twenty years now. Their best years, creatively and financially when a new record would sell over a million copies, were behind them. But they were still going strong and enjoyed the privileges of those who had ‘made it’; being described by journalists as ‘pioneers’ and …

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The Settlement-Chris Boyland

Chris Boyland is a prize-winning poet who lives and works in Glasgow. His poems have been published in magazines and journals such as: [Untitled], The Poets’ Republic, 404Ink, Northwords Now, and anthologies such as  Aiblins: New Scottish Political Poetry and the New Voices Press 2018 anthology. He has performed at spoken word nights across Central Scotland and blogs occasionally at https://theglasgowempire.scot/.     The …

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Drifter – Fiction by Susan Anwin

Susan was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, her flash-fiction Talk of Armadale trees was featured in the anthology My Favourite Place, published by the Scottish Book Trust in 2012, several of her short stories were published by Aphelion Webzine in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Susan has been featured on the cover of Aphelion in March and July 2017, February and …

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Man Creates Itself – Fiction by John Higgins

John Higgins is a 21 year old student. He has been writing from a very young age, and his early, more unpolished works have received commendations from publishers encouraging him to keep perfecting his craft. He currently has a book under consideration by a publisher. He enjoys a wide variety of authors, including- but not …

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Pedigree – Fiction

David Gladwin grew up in Derbyshire, and lives in East Yorkshire.  His stories have been published by Nailed,  Old Ladybird Books and What the Dickens.  He is a member of the B.S. Johnson Society, whose forthcoming BSJ journal 4 will include a new story.   __________   ‘Was that all right?’ he said, panting anxious. ‘Did you like it?’ Angie plumped …

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Rome modern city From Nathan to 1968

Carla Scarano D’Antonio moved to England (Lancashire then Surrey) in 2007 from Rome (Italy) and started attending creative writing courses. She obtained a Degree of Master of Arts in Creative Writing with Merit at Lancaster University in October 2012. Her work was published in Shipwrights (an online Swedish Review), Purple Patch, First Edition magazine, Northern …

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Events- Trilingual Fired! Event in Barcelona

Dick Edelstein, born in Chicago, became an Irish citizen in 1999. Now retired and living in Barcelona, he has worked as a writer, editor, translator and journalist and published fifteen books as well as a number of translations and articles. An active member of the Irish-based writing group Poets Abroad, he tours Ireland by bicycle with …

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