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"Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way!"
In case you hadn't noticed, Christmas (or another
midwinter festival of your choosing) is approaching fast.
Here at Winamop we've got it all wrapped up and ready for
you to enjoy, but first let me tell you about Mark Anthony Pearce's new book
"Perforated By Sirens" which is out now and available
A gift idea perhaps?
Also on the virtual shelves this Christmas is Gary beck's
new book Protective Agency, available though
Now it's time to get started on the new edition, and we
have a massive collection to keep you occupied whilst waiting for Santa.
George Gad Economou has a story
this time of a trailer girl who gets an unexpected call from a man who'd danced
with her at the bar where she works. He has an unusual proposal in Home
of an Angel.
Keith Murray is a new name to
Winamop and he introduces himself with his story - simply called An
Allegory - which is what it is! See if you can make the connection
(from a UK perspective).
Andrew Lee-Hart brings us a
challenging story this time, dark and complex. You will need to keep your wits
about you as you read Brand New Day.
D.A. Lastly it's that time again.
The "Heart-warming Christmas story" time! This one is about Mary.
Her idyllic country getaway has turned a little sour and she's not looking
forward to Christmas .
Terry Brinkman has added a very
relevant festive picture to his collection. It's Father
KJ Hannah Greenberg has more
wonderful chromatic pictures for us (as well as new poems below). See 1
Vista - Energized - Blossoming - Morning Thoughts and There Will
Michael Estabrook returns with six
excellent new poems for us. They are: Somehow - Rocking Chair - Soulmates
- Woodstock 50 - My Conscience and Give or Take.
John D Robinson is also back with
new material and it's a good read. His four poems this time are: The
Trodden - The Poem Of Pen And Paper And Ink - Newspaper Poem and
James Croal Jackson is new to
Winamop [BIO] and introduces himself with these
five fine poems: Rink - Vehicle - Condado Beach / Condado Tacos - June
22, 2019, Morning and Someday Ill Enter the
KJ Hannah Greenberg has four new
poems for us in addition to the art-work above. The poems are:
Manchinelle Tree - Mendacity at the Demesne and
Thralls Barely Compensatory Rhetoric.
George Gad Economou also has some
poems for us. They are: Rolling down the hills - Crazy Drunk - Green
Flames - theres always another drink - Whats up with poetry,
man?and Fires in the Sky.
Terry Brinkman is another
multi-tasker this time. In addition to Father Christmas he has lots of poems
for us: She Can Write - Sonnets CDLXXVI, CDLXXIV, CDMXXI, CDLXIX, CCXXIV
- Utah High - Sonnets CCLVIII, CCCL, CCCLI. Quite a few Sonnets!
I'm worried by all those Roman numerals, it's making my
head hurt. I think I'll sit down with a glass of mulled wine and a mince
I really hope that you manage to have an enjoyable
"festive season" despite that which shall not be mentioned, and I'll see you
all back here in 2021.
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