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Issue 43 | September 2020 |

Eleanor Hooker – Four Poems

Eleanor Hooker's poetry captures the rhythms of the natural world, offering perspectives that are precisely observed, intense and intimate.

3 POEMS BY PETER BOYLE

Each line is a poem in itself in these three exquisite works by Australian poet and translator Peter Boyle, in which he pays homage to the miraculous in life and its precariousness.

Poetry by Kate McNamara

In these two unique poems, Australian poet Kate McNamara takes us on an achingly courageous journey, which are in themselves a tribute to the dignity and resilience of those left behind.

Poetry by Adina Dabija

Adina Dabija, recent emigrant into USA from Romania, writes about finding home wherever she is living.

‘(Un)belonging’ by Nathaneal O’Reilly -Reviewed

Emma Lee reviews Nathaneal O'Reilly's latest poetry collection , '(Un)belonging'

Poetry by Jeff Santosuosso

Jeff Santosuosso, having lived in eight states in the US, is known for a restlessness in his work, which suits Summer 2020.

Poetry by Mary Oishi

Mary Oishi, Albuquerque Poet Laureate and lifelong activist, employs an economic, terse style deftly to convey her global concerns.

Poetry by Pui Ying Wong

Pui Ying Wong, Chinese emigrant to USA from Hong Kong, is a well known, much published poet in literary circles in the States.

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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

'There are wonderful titles that are simply wonderful titles, and wonderful titles that manage the supreme trick of being simultaneously brilliant and completely relevant to the content of the actual text.'

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.