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Welcome to all of you with enthusiasm for the literary, the musical and the artistic. We have stories, we have poems, we have pictures, we have music reviews, and with your help, we're constantly adding more.

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February 2019

2019 seems to be starting well, if we ignore politics of course..

Here in the world of Winamop the land is flowing with milk and honey and I have what can only be described as a "bumper" edition for you!

There are new stories from some of our favourite contributors and absolute riches of poetry from Winamoppers old and new. For the children there is even a new, well old actually, Captain Wozzo story I found behind some musty folders when I was tidying up.

I don't know what the weather is doing where you are but it's being a bit February-ish here, all cold, wet and windy. A good time to sit indoors and settle down with a nice edition of Winamop.

So here it is:


it says "stories"

Andrew Lee-Hart has a somewhat unsettling account of a damaged child in an adult body. What is going on inside his head? Find out in Samuel’s Psalm
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KJ Hannah Greenberg. When Doctor Davis Totana lost his autistic younger brother he was distraught, his life would never be the same again. Read the full story in Public Mail Collection Boxes and the Necessity of Compassion.
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Simon King returns with a riff on the lives of Charlie and Edgard, that's jazz-great Charlie Parker and ground-breaking composer Edgard Varèse.
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Captain Wozzo. Now, from the sublime to the ridiculous, it's time for another story about our brave super-hero and inter-galactic crime fighter. This one pre-dates the other Captain Wozzo stories and finds him on the trail of a UFO.
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it says "poems"

Rajnish Mishra [BIO] is an Indian poet whose work originates at the point of intersection between his psyche and his city, Varanasi, from which he is exiled. I am with them - You made me - Innocence lost - Yes, I live and For write I must!.
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DS Maolalai returns. [BIO] This time he has been having trouble with a wine bottle, pills, priests and poetry itself. The titles are: Cork, How are you, The preacher Preaching Sin, Wilderness and The eventual poem.
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David Boski is a new face on Winamop, [BIO] he lives in Toronto and has recently returned to poetry. In this selection we have: droughts & dry spells - A cup of coffee - Uninvited Guest - A Special Moment in Time and No Mas.
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JD DeHart has been with us for some years now and as a special bonus he's back with eight poems, some old and some new: Idiomatic - Loud Music - Toading - Bald Eagle - Real Looker - Caretaker - Sloth's Sway and High-Back Chairs.
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John Grey is also an old hand at Winamop, so I'm very pleased to welcome him back in 2019 with five new poems: Guide To The Track - For You - At The Bend - The Snake At The Bottom Of The Garden and Awaiting A Fisherman’s Return.
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You may have noticed that the [BIO] links now take you to the poetry (or stories) page where you will find all the other work from that poet or story-teller. I think that's a better idea than the muddle that was the "Us" page. I shall migrate a few more across when I get the time.

That's it for now, I'm putting on my hat, coat, gloves and scarf now because it's Saturday and I need to buy food.

Cheerio.

Ed.

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Something you missed? Catch up on previous editions by clicking this word. They are all there, right back to 2003.

 

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Winamop was conceived on a whim, is run on a shoestring, ignored by the many, loved by the few and has continued unabashed since 2003.

All human life is here, experienced people, skilled writers and rank amateurs, sometimes they hit the mark, sometimes they belly-flop (sometimes they mix their metaphors). You pick up the pieces and make of them what you will. Find out about us here and about the site here.The contributor's guidelines are here and the e-mail button is below.

We hope to continue to maintain a showcase for new writing which will grow as you, dear readers, augment the efforts of the in-house team. We have over 800 unique pages so far but, quite frankly, we need more...

Have a good look around and if you feel that you'd like to contribute in any genre, then don't be shy, send it in! The copyright remains yours, and you could win a mop (unlikely, as I've run out).

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