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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
OK, parish notices done with, let's dive
Starting, as usual, with
Wright returns with a little vignette, an hour in the life of a
junkie, relaxing over some coffee and toast in the Junkie Diner.
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.
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.
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?
KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us
a collection of her photographic art. This time we concentrate on edible
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.
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
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.
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 - Whats your
Conception of Reality? and Stupid.
Robinson returns for 2023 with some fine new poems. They are:
You Know That? - Vigdis - Another Alleyway and
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.
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
Thanks everyone, that was great!
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