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Issue 38 June 2019

Full of Ears and Eyes am I by Lauren Suchenski -Reviewed

Full of Ears and Eyes am I by Lauren Suchenski Finishing Line Press

The Gates of Horn and Ivory – contemporary poetry and the Instapoets

“Stranger, dreams verily are baffling and unclear of meaning, and in no wise do they find fulfilment in all things for men....

Live, Laugh, Ugh! Fear and Loathing in the World of Instagram-Poetry

“This is the American Dream in action! We’d be fools not to ride this strange torpedo all the way out to the...

Still Life of a Dance

My life is a dance of suppression. Every morning when I leave the house I must perform my lie....

A Feminist Critique of Patrick Hamilton’s Hangover Square in Comparison to Hitchcock’s Vertigo

Introduction Patrick Hamilton is probably best known for his plays Rope and Gaslight. Alfred Hitchcock turned Rope into a feature...

Review -‘Apple Water (Povel Panni) – Reviewed

Hedgehogpress.co.uk ISBN 9781999649231 When I opened Raine’s submission for review, I had recently read a review of a book by an Oxbridge graduate of Romany descent...

Caged Owl – Anne Walsh Donnolly

Two years ago, at age fifty, I started to explore my sexuality in therapy. I experienced a wide range of emotions in...

Celeste Aida And Other poems

Celeste Aida The rain falls with blunt determinationbut there’s a sun behind the flat white skywhose intangible glow glosses the wet pebble edgingand in-your-face...

Latest Articles

4 Poems by Brian Johnstone

Johnstone uses the architecture of history and nostalgia to interrogate the trust we place in our eyes and ears. Vowel by consonant his poetry reveals a passion for language that captures light and reflects life.

We Stand On Guard by Alison Frank

Alison Frank reminds us that, however spotless our record, we all quail a little while waiting in line at passport control.

Police State by Don Krieger

Don Krieger's careful interrogation of the data is unsettling in its pursuit of truth.

Flirting in the time of COVID by Leo Lazarus

Emerging Author, Leo Lazarus's humorous flash fiction ponders the frustration of the mating game from behind a mask.

An Empty Seat in the US Supreme Court by Sophia Kouidou-Giles

Sophia Kouidou-Giles mourns the death of 'our warrior for equality': Ruth Bader Ginsburg

An Invitation from Margaret Randall

The University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, has been...

1 Poem by Geoff Page

Australian poet Geoff Page gives us pause in this wryly contemplative depiction of our demise in ages past, ‘before the age of masks’.

Shoulder To Shoulder by Ada Wofford

Ada Wofford discusses DeLillo's 'Pafko at the Wall' and the abiding romance of sports culture
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