Issue 40 | December 2019 |

Abecedarian

Michelle Bermudez is a Latina poet who received her MFA in creative writing at Adelphi University

Personal Banking by Linda Wisniewski

Linda Wisniewski's work has been widely published in print and online

Kurt Vonnegut

Paul Turley is currently studying for a Master of Philosophy degree.

Dry Bones

James Finnegan - shortlisted for Hennessy Literary Award (2018), highly commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Competition (2016, 2018)

Paris Vagrant. Fiction from Michael Paul Hogan

Michael Paul Hogan is a poet, journalist and fiction writer whose work has appeared extensively in the USA, UK, India and China

Reflections on home, foreign places and the body

Bree Alexander (also Lika Posamari) writes poetry and more in or between Melbourne and New Delhi.

The New Order

Dr. Emily Bilman teaches poetry in Geneva as London’s Poetry Society’s Stanza representative.

The Ant Hill. Fiction by emerging writer Mikael Shamsie

Mikael Shamsie is a Pakistani living in Canada, having previously spent his time moving from place to place

For Sale Sign by Colette Coen

Colette Coen is a member of the G2 Writers Group.

What We Learnt From Vitruvian Man by Joe Williams

Joe Williams is a writer and performing poet from Leeds.

Leda

Hana Meighan is currently finishing her undergraduate English degree at Ulster University Coleraine.

You Can’t Eat a View

Maxine is widely published in print and online.

Filigree by Melinda Jane

Melinda Jane, author of the poetry book ‘Nature's Nuptials’ and the children’s book ‘The Currawong and the Owl’.

In the House at the Edge of the Heart

John W. Sexton’s sixth poetry collection, Futures Pass, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2018.

Miss Elsie Ratchet

Tony DeLorger is the author of twenty-one published books.

Archaeological Poetry

Jodie Hannis is a Midlands-based poet and spoken word artist who is exploring archaeological writing as part of her PhD research with the University of Leicester.

Clara Burghelea’s featured poet, Elliott Freeman

Elliott Freeman is a poet, educator, and game designer living in the mountainous hinterlands of Southwest Virginia.

Degrees of Deception

David Atkinson's collection 'The Ablation of Time' is available through Ginninderra Press.

Ice house and other poems by Moya Pacey

Moya Pacey published her second collection: Black Tulips (Recent Work Press, University of Canberra) in October, 2017.

Featured Poet Paige Elizabeth Wajda

Paige Elizabeth Wajda is a Choctaw writer from California and Head of Poetry for The Selkie.

The Dweller by Elaine Dillof

After 45 years in the antique business Elaine Dillof, retired, has returned to an early love, writing.

Rob Schackne. Elegy for a bee

Born in New York, Rob Schackne lived in many countries until Australia finally took him in.

2 Poems from Sandy Green

Sandy Green's first Chapbook is Pacing The Moon. (Flutter Press, 2009)

The Beautiful Moment and other poems from Rose Lucas

Rose Lucas's first collection, Even in the Dark (UWAP) won the Mary Gilmore award in 2014.

Dylan Everett. Fall down the wind

Dylan Everett is Adelaide-based Australian poet. He has a background in visual arts and poetry.

Carrion and other poems by Siobhan Hodge

Siobhan Hodge is the co-editor of Writ Poetry Review and winner of the 2017 Kalang Eco-Poetry Award

Jennifer Compton. All the lonely people

Jennifer Compton was born in Wellington (New Zealand) and now lives in Melbourne (Australia). She is a poet and playwright who also writes prose.

Migraineur and other poems by Michele Seminara

Michele Seminara's most recent collection is Engraft (Island Press in 2016)

The Blue Collar Poet. Bill Cushing

As an undergraduate, Bill Cushing was referred to as the “blue collar” poet based on his previous years working at shipyards.

Bedding, poetry by Sandra Renew

Sandra Renew’s ongoing project is the interrogation of gender presentation and the LGBTIQAA gender discourses.

Luminous and other poems. Brenda Saunders

Brenda Saunders was awarded the 2014 Scanlon Prize for her collection 'Looking for Bullin Bullin' and in 2018 she won the Ooodgeroo Nunnucal Prize and the Joanne Burns Award ( Spineless Wonders).

Heart Lag. Poetry by Rosa O’Kane

Rosa O’Kane's poem Hydrography of the Heart was a commended entry in The Hippocrates Prize 2014

House Hunting by Margaret Lee Triplett

Lee Triplett, a gay woman, studied piano performance at the University of South Carolina and computer science at the University of Texas at Austin.

Laura Jan Shore. In praise of foibles

Laura Jan Shore’s poetry collections include Breathworks, Dangerously Poetic Press, 2002 and Water over Stone, IP Picks Best Poetry 2011, Interactive Press. She’s also the author of YA novel, The Sacred Moon Tree, Bradbury Press,1986

Writing in a second language

La pistola  che ho puntato alla tempia  si chiama poesia. Non sono una donna  addomesticabile. Il poeta non rigetta mai  le proprie ombre. Alda Merini, Aforismi e magie Writing in a second...

2 poems by Diana Manole

Diana Manole is a Romanian-Canadian scholar, literary translator, and award-winning author of nine books of poetry and drama in her native Romania

Waxing Gibbous. Poetry by Lucy Dixcart

Lucy Dixcart was shortlisted for the 2019 Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year competition.

Mary Mulholland. The Making of Dreams

Mary Mulholland founded and co-runs Red Door Poets and lives in London.

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