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Issue 39 | Sept 2019 |

Absence Eased by Edward Lee

Edward Lee -Absence Eased My daughter lives forty-eight kilometres...

Sandra Arnold. The Meeting of Tahr Minds

We met the group next morning and shared the 4w drive of our guide, David, for our  trip...

Poems as Time Machines by John D. Kelly

This Petty Pace If tomorrow is now                     ...

Monsoon and other Poems by Glenn Whalan

MONSOON Hard buckshot comes the rain, the first monsoon rain,  the first ever real rain for months. ...

Poetry from the Winner of British Haiku Award 2017

Deer Medicine In night white with birch and moon your heart hears hooves  crossing its wide...

Public Decree. Poetrry by Peter Cowlam

PUBLIC DECREES All is transparency, rose red in the black white squares of dawn, ...

Christopher Hopkins. Poetry

NavigatorA hawk head of a sun.Neck line & forearms,wind hushed redfrom the grip of the unexpected heat. I watch youin this...

Poetry by Angela Costi

INCIDENT IN AISLE 5 I was almost as tall as the shopping trolley,  I could...

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