Issue 42 | July 2020 |

When I Step Through the Door Reading Joanne Kyger

Eamonn Wall's deep dive into the life and work of Joanne Kyger , a poet associated with the San Francisco Renaissance, the Beat Generation, Black Mountain, and the New York School.

‘A Roman Death’ by Joan O’Hagan, reviewed by Emma Lee

‘A Roman Death’ Joan O’Hagan Black Quill Press  ISBN: 9780648002000  $18.95 ‘A Roman Death’, originally published by Pan Macmillan and now reissued by Black Quill Press, is set...

‘Homie’ by Danez Smith, reviewed by Emma Lee

‘Homie’ Danez Smith Chatto  ISBN 9781784743055  £10.99 ‘Homie’ focuses on friendship, finding inspiration in the loss of one of Danez Smith’s close friends. ‘Homie’ was not its original...

4 poems by Oz Hardwick

Oz Hardwick's chapbook 'Learning to Have Lost' (Canberra: IPSI/Recent Work, 2018) won the 2019 Rubery International Book Award for Poetry.

Poetry by Marjory Woodfield

In this set of poem, Marjory Woodfield takes inspiration from travel.

Poetry by Chaucer Cameron

Chaucer Cameron'is co-editor of Poetry Film Live

From the poet, Mantz Yorke

Poet, Mantz Yorke takes his readers on a tour with these poems inspired by the landscape.

Poetry by Anita Patel

Anita Patel's collection, 'A Common Garment' (Recent Work Press), was published in 2019. She was the guest editor for Issue 2 of Not Very Quiet Journal.

Novelist and emerging poet, Nick Browne

Emerging poet, Nick Browne is struvk by the changes brought about by lockdown.

Poetry by Siobhan Logan

Poet, Siobhan Logan draws a thread between past and present with a real deftness of touch.

Poetry by Diana Geacăr

Zoom out and enjoy the view Is that you? I ask when I feel two hands grasping my hips as I carry the food bags. How did...

Poetry by Andreea Iulia Scridon

Andreea Iulia Scridon's poetry is driven by a fascination with the world in which the poet exists.

Two poems from The Abduction by Maram Al-Masri, translated by Hélène Cardona

Maram Al-Masri, born in Lattakia, Syria, moved to France after completing English Literature studies at Damascus University. She received the Prix d’Automne de Poésie (Société des Gens De Lettres), Adonis Prize, and the Dante Alighieri Prize. Her books include Cerise rouge sur un carrelage blanc, Elle va nue la liberté, and Le Rapt.

My Homeland Soldier by Mohammad Reza, translated by Bänoo Zan

Mohammad Reza studied Graphics at the College of Arts, Tehran University, and has since been working as a graphic artist, painter, and illustrator. He has participated in biennales, and group and solo exhibitions. Mohammad wrote and illustrated three stories for children that have remained unpublished due to censorship in Iran.

The poetry of Marko Pogačar, translated by Andrea Jurjević

Marko Pogačar is one of Croatia's leading contemporary poets. Author of five poetry collections, five books of essays, and a short story collection, Pogačar also edited Young Croatian Lyric anthology (2014). His writing has been translated into more than 30 languages.

Anna Szabó T. poems in translation

Anna Szabó T. (b. 1972 in Kolozsvár, Romania) poet, translator, author of 22 books of original poetry, 2 books of prose. She translated 76 childern books from English including Beatrix Potter and Dr. Seuss. She is the winner of numerous literary prizes including the prestigious József Attila prize.

Poetry by Jennifer Compton

In her poem, 'Take', Jennifer Compton pays homage to the pioneering photographer, Olive Cotton.

The poetry of Traian T. Coșovei in translation.

Traian T. Coșovei (1954 – 2014) was a Romanian poet of the ‘80s Generation. He was a founding member of the ‘Cenaclul de Luni’ literary circle, a group that would eventually set the tone for much of postmodern Romanian poetry. He was the recipient of a series of prizes, including the Prize of the Romanian Academy and the International Nichita Stănescu Prize. Coșovei published over twenty books of poetry, literary criticism, and prose.

Scottish poet, Pippa Little

Pippa Little's work considers life and mortality in this well crafted hand of poems.

Poetry by Angela Costi

Angela Costi's poetry is rich in both metaphor and meaning. In Jill's poem she recalls the tragic events surrounding the rape and murrder of Irish woman. Gilian Meagher.

Poet, Philip Radmall

There is a questing darkness to this selection of poems by the Sydney based poet.

Poetry by Penelope Layland

Penelope Layland's poetry has an urbane flavour that takes us into the world of the poet.

Poetry by Peter Mitchell

Peter Mitchell's poetry is inspired by the character of the birds of his native Australia.

Rachael Mead, Poet.

Rachael Mead's poetry is informed by her relationship with her environment.

Poetry by Anne Elvey

Poetry that is rich in metaphor and imagery from the editor of Plumwood Mountain.

Poetry by Justin Lowe

Poetry of place from Blue Mountain poet, Justin Lowe.

Poetry by Eamonn Wall

In this clutch of poems, Eamonn Wall pays homage to the poet Joanne Kyger

Poetry by Scott Waters

Poet Scott Waters' poetry is informed by living though the recent crisis and the images and memories evoked by pandemic.

Poetry by Glen Sorestad

Poetry of remembrance by Canadian Glen Sorestad, author of over twenty books.

Poetry by Tim Suermondt

Tim Suermondt is the author of five full-length collections of poems, the latest JOSEPHINE BAKER SWIMMING POOL from MadHat Press, 2019.

Poetry by Laura Grace Weldon

Laura Grace Weldon invites us on a series of journeys, both existential and realist with these poems.

Poetry by Sandra Fees

Sandra Fees poetry explores the connections of the self with the immediate and distant environment

Poetry by Kim Ports Parsons

Kim Ports Parsons' poetry is rich in meaning, informed by living with and in nature at the foot of the Shenandoahs

Poet Marguerite Harrold

Poetry rooted in family and community by Marguerite Harrold

Poetry by Allan Johnston

Poet, Allan Johnston's work here, reflects on ageing in a changing world.

‘Goldcrests’ Altogether different pandemic fiction by Sandra Hunter

Award winning writer, Sandra Hunter uses the premise of not judging a book by its cover to great effect in this short fiction.

‘Postscript’ short fiction by Dorothy Simmons

Dorothy Simmons' fictional account of the death of Alain Fournier is not only a wonderful read, but a master class in constructing a short story.

‘The Purple Skirt’ fiction by Jennifer Horgan

Jennifer Horgan's story relies on a premise, that trusting a teenager to make the right decision starts with solid parenting.

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