Issue 40 January 15 2020

Featuring

Blood. Featured Writer Brian Kirk

Brian Kirk's short fiction chapbook It’s Not Me, It’s You won the inaugural Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition

The Duck (a story in five parts)

Reyna Marder Gentin's novel, Unreasonable Doubts came, out in November, 2018,

Helen Moore, Featured Poet

Helen Moore is an award-winning British, Sidney based, ecopoet.

Mittens for Nasma by Tracy Gaughan

Tracy Gaughan presents the popular arts show ‘WestWords’ on Ireland’s Community Radio Network

Plus

Birds with Horse Hearts’ by Eleanor Walsh -Reviewed.

Birds with Horse Hearts' by Eleanor Walsh -Reviewed by Nusrat M Haider

Earth – Ben Hession

AND THEY’VE FOUND ICARUS... wings outstretched at fate’s final kick, drawn by the wet light of...

The scandalous mathematics of grace

Susan Howard writes about what affects her and what she observes in NZ and on the world stage.

Broome Speak by Nadia Rhook

Nadia Rhook is a white settler historian, educator, and poet.

this hall of several tortures’ by Reuben Woolley -Reviewed

this hall of several tortures’ by Reuben Woolley -Reviewed by Emma Lee

small inheritances’ by belinda zhawi -Reviewed

small inheritances' by belinda zhawi -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Tea with Cardamom’ by Warda Yassin -Reviewed

Tea with Cardamom' by Warda Yassin -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Collision’ by Claire Walker -Reviewed

Collision’ by Claire Walker -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Boys’ by Daniel Edward Moore -Reviewed

Boys' by Daniel Edward Moore -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Skin Memory’ by John Sibley Williams -Reviewed

Skin Memory’ by John Sibley Williams -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Demolition in the Tropics by Rogan Kelly -Reviewed

Demolition in the Tropics by Rogan Kelly -Reviewed by Ada Wofford

Emily Dickinson and the Case for Elbow Room

Jess Neal on how to avoid burn-out and stayfocused on your craft.

Building a Kingdom New and Selected Poems 1989-2019′ by James W Wood -Reviewed

Building a Kingdom ' by James W Wood -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Exposure’ by Derek Adams -Reviewed

Exposure' by Derek Adams -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Unmarriageable, by Soniah Kamal -Reviewed

Unmarriageable, by Soniah Kamal -Reviewed by Ashini J. Desai

Passengers’ by Peter W Keeble -Reviewed

Passengers' by Peter W Keeble -Reviewed by Emma Lee

John Dust’ by Louise Warren -Reviewed

John Dust' by Louise Warren -Reviewed by Emma Lee

Brimstone by Clint Wastling

Clint Wastling’s poetry has been published in Dream Catcher, Strix, Marble and online with The Algebra of Owls.

Emma Lee interviews Feature Poet, Bill Cushing

Emma Lee hooked up with feature poet Bill Cushing, teacher and author of the recent collection, A Former Life'

An Exploration of the Rise and Fall of Alt-Lit by Ada Wofford

Part two of A Critical Examination of 21st Century Poetry. Introduction Oscar Wilde once famously stated...

Utopia’ by Peter Cowlam -Reviewed

Utopia' by Peter Cowlam, reviewed by Emma Lee

Helen Moore’s The Mother Country’ -Reviewed

Helen Moore's 'The Mother Country' Reviewed by Emma Lee

Earth Music by Eithne Lannon

Earth Music by Eithne Lannon (Turas Press, 2019) Poetry might be...

River Wedding’ by Amlanjyoti Goswami -Reviewed

James Fountain reviews River Wedding by Amlanjyoti Goswami

The short story of you and I by Richard James Allen -Reviewed

James Fountain reviews The Short Story of You and I by Richard James Allen

The Situation. Featured Fiction by Dorothy Simmons

Dorothy Simmons is an Irish-Austrailian English/Drama teacher whose first ‘published’ work was a stage play (Murray River Performing Group).

The shorthand test.

Ben Verinder is the biographer of the adventurer and writer Mary Burkett.

Dialogue of The Spinning Yarns by Rekha Valliappan

Rekha Valliappan was winner of the Boston Accent Lit Prize for Short Story 2016

2 Poems by Glen Hubbard

Glenn Hubbard had a poem entered for the Forward Prize 2018

Searching for Luna by Andrew Stiggers

Andrew Stiggers is a short fiction writer from Auckland, New Zealand.