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Issue 36 | December 2018 |

A Girls and Other Poems- Anne Bevan

A Girl There was a girl Who lived in a glass mind And carried her emotions From room to room In a brown suitcase. Blackbirds pecked at her Through see-through walls, Hissing...

Poetry- Lucy Mackarel

In Memorial  I have never been to a funeral, I have, however mourned a body. In a room with brown walls and a window to the road. It...

Poetry- Bob Beagrie

Chiromancy ‘The great Sage as high as Heaven visited here.’ Wu Cheng'en – Journey to the West, 1592 High staggered moorland crossroads too few trees, the big wide...

Poetry- Nadia Wolnisty

Nadia Wolnisty's tribute to the impressionist Kay Sage

Poetry- Dana St Mary

the flag keeper he walks slowly to the place with that solemnity that cadavers bring, and leans the heavy ladder on the mast-like pole. a tilted head and gooseflesh show that today...

Poetry- Marcy Clarke

SUET, SUNFLOWERS AND HAY Winter is at our gate and a dozen crows, like trespassing bandits, raid our slumbering garden The sun is a hard shadow bleaching bony...

Poetry- Deborah Harvey

Understorey Your father in his fawn windcheater names the song of each bird we hear points out fox holes and fungi, pulls to one side an elder branch explains...

New Surrealism:  The new revolution?

We must not hesitate to bewilder sensation’. Andre Breton ‘ If we say, ‘how does one write surrealist poetry,’ we are...

Latest Articles

Poetry by Alex Josephy

There’s a sharp-eye and lexical fluency in the work of Alex Josephy. Italian appellations and clever depictions of larger than life plants, create imaginary worlds evocative of Alice.

In the Mughal Gardens by Michael Paul Hogan

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A Discernible Pattern by Lloyd Rees

Get lost in this strange but compelling story from author Lloyd Rees.

Emma Lee Reviews ‘Wolf Planet’ by Oz Hardwick

Emma Lee reviews Oz Hardwick's 'Wolf Planet'.

Touched By Whales by Gail Harrington

Travel writer, Gail Harrington weaves her way through a host of memories and explains the wonder of wanderlust

Survive One Must by Chitra Gopalakrishnan

Or did the photographer just use the slant angle on a whim, without giving much thought to its emotional effect?

Faults and Fixes

Poet, and writer, Mike Smith explores why it is important to take the reader with you, when editing work.

Cretan Jail Journal

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.