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2019 seems to be starting well, if we ignore politics of
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
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:
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 Samuels Psalm
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.
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.
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
[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!.
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
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
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.
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 Fishermans Return.
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
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.
Winamop was conceived on a
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continued unabashed since 2003.
All human life is here,
experienced people, skilled writers and rank amateurs, sometimes they hit the
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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
Have a good look around and if you feel
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