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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:...

‘Homie’ by Danez Smith, reviewed by Emma Lee

‘Homie’ Danez Smith Chatto  ISBN 9781784743055 

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.

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