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February 2023

We've just about scraped into February with this edition but that was always to be expected after the "festive season"..

That seems a long time ago now doesn't it? Never mind, spring is almost sprung and the days are lengthening, sap is rising etc.

Before we get going I must bring you the news that KJ Hannah Greenberg has a new poetry collection out called Communicated Childbirth Options. It contains 121 poems, some of which first saw the light of day on Winamop. It's available on Amazon.

OK, parish notices done with, let's dive in!

Starting, as usual, with

it says "stories"

S. F. Wright returns with a little vignette, an hour in the life of a junkie, relaxing over some coffee and toast in the Junkie Diner.
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Martin Green has a sad tale about a subject that many of us have had to face.. one way or another. It's called The End of Love.
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Terry Brinkman brings us a story of his young days when times were good and you could take bottles back to the shop for a 3c refund, then buy sweets . It's called Bananas Splits.
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KJ Hannah Greenberg's essay this time is on the subject of Audience Responsibilities . Who are we listening to and what is our proper reaction to it?
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it says "ART"

KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us a collection of her photographic art. This time we concentrate on edible plants.
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Terry Brinkman has a new piece of art called Accord Center. It's on his art page where you can see all his other pictures too.
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it says "poems"

Andrea W R Jones is back with another selection of her interesting poetry. This time we have I Am Neither Here Nor There - If You Wish To Blind Me - Many Men Doth Not Know - To Be One Man's Wit and Am I Quaint or Am I Brittle.
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John Grey always impresses with his original ideas and fine imagery. The poems this time are: A Night Watching Nature Programs - Those Door-To-Door People - The Couple Measure Success - The Truth Please and A Healthy Lie.
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George Douglas Anderson is a very fine poet. He has five poems for us this time: Miracle Cures - A Chinese Restaurant Fetish - Joseph Conrad & the State of the Novel in Mid-Twentieth Century France - What’s your Conception of Reality? and Stupid.
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John D Robinson returns for 2023 with some fine new poems. They are: ‘You Know That?’ - Vigdis - Another Alleyway and Twinkle Toes.
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Terry Brinkman is also back with two Moon poems and a couple of Sleepy Whales. The titles are: My Moon - Moon Light Ashore - Sleepy Whale 437 and Sleepy Whale 379.
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KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us poetry in addition to the story and photography. The three poems are: (Mis)understandings of Nonideological Rhetoric - A Design for Problems and The Trouble with Fuzzy Distinctions.
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Thanks everyone, that was great!

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