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Issue 40 | December 2019 |

Macy’s Sign – Glen Armstrong

Glen Armstrong edits Cruel Garters, a poetry journal. His work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Conduit, and Cream City Review.

Feet and Sunflowers by Glen Armstrong

Glen Armstrong edits Cruel Garters, a poetry journal. His work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Conduit, and Cream City Review.

Proof of Life – Betsy Mars

Three intensely personal and engaging poems by poet, educator and traveller, Betsy Mars.

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Emma Lee Reviews ‘Wolf Planet’ by Oz Hardwick

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

Touched By Whales by Gail Harrington

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Survive One Must by Chitra Gopalakrishnan

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Faults and Fixes

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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.

Emma Lee Reviews ‘Hinge’ by Alycia Pirmohamed

Emma Lee reviews ‘Hinge’ by Alycia Pirmohamed