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Issue 36 December 2018

A Girls and Other Poems- Anne Bevan

A Girl There was a girl Who lived in a glass mind And carried her emotions From room to room In a brown suitcase. Blackbirds pecked at her Through see-through walls, Hissing...

Poetry- Lucy Mackarel

In Memorial  I have never been to a funeral, I have, however mourned a body. In a room with brown walls and a window to the road. It...

Poetry- Bob Beagrie

Chiromancy ‘The great Sage as high as Heaven visited here.’ Wu Cheng'en – Journey to the West, 1592 High staggered moorland crossroads too few trees, the big wide...

Poetry- Nadia Wolnisty

Nadia Wolnisty's tribute to the impressionist Kay Sage

Poetry- Dana St Mary

the flag keeper he walks slowly to the place with that solemnity that cadavers bring, and leans the heavy ladder on the mast-like pole. a tilted head and gooseflesh show that today...

Poetry- Marcy Clarke

SUET, SUNFLOWERS AND HAY Winter is at our gate and a dozen crows, like trespassing bandits, raid our slumbering garden The sun is a hard shadow bleaching bony...

Poetry- Deborah Harvey

Understorey Your father in his fawn windcheater names the song of each bird we hear points out fox holes and fungi, pulls to one side an elder branch explains...

New Surrealism:  The new revolution?

We must not hesitate to bewilder sensation’. Andre Breton ‘ If we say, ‘how does one write surrealist poetry,’ we are...

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An Invitation from Margaret Randall

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