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Issue 38 | June 2019 |

Full of Ears and Eyes am I by Lauren Suchenski -Reviewed

Full of Ears and Eyes am I by Lauren Suchenski Finishing Line Press

The Gates of Horn and Ivory – contemporary poetry and the Instapoets

“Stranger, dreams verily are baffling and unclear of meaning, and in no wise do they find fulfilment in all things for men....

Live, Laugh, Ugh! Fear and Loathing in the World of Instagram-Poetry

“This is the American Dream in action! We’d be fools not to ride this strange torpedo all the way out to the...

Still Life of a Dance

My life is a dance of suppression. Every morning when I leave the house I must perform my lie....

A Feminist Critique of Patrick Hamilton’s Hangover Square in Comparison to Hitchcock’s Vertigo

Introduction Patrick Hamilton is probably best known for his plays Rope and Gaslight. Alfred Hitchcock turned Rope into a feature...

Review -‘Apple Water (Povel Panni) – Reviewed

Hedgehogpress.co.uk ISBN 9781999649231 When I opened Raine’s submission for review, I had recently read a review of a book by an Oxbridge graduate of Romany descent...

Caged Owl – Anne Walsh Donnolly

Two years ago, at age fifty, I started to explore my sexuality in therapy. I experienced a wide range of emotions in...

Celeste Aida And Other poems

Celeste Aida The rain falls with blunt determinationbut there’s a sun behind the flat white skywhose intangible glow glosses the wet pebble edgingand in-your-face...

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Faults and Fixes

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I’ve lost the feistiness and determination I exhibited upon capture, screaming for my right to a phone call and demanding the prison phone number so family in Kiev could call back.