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
The site is regularly updated with new material, the
editor will now introduce the latest edition:
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Before we start I must tell you about Gary Beck's new
chapbook "Internet Yearnings" which is available from
Fowlpox Press. For some reason
the web-site plays Coleman Hawkins - How Come You Do Me Like You Do (I enjoyed
that) but don't let that put you off reading Gary's book.
I'm sorry you missed the birthday party, we had jelly and
balloons and everything!
You'll just have to console yourselves with the May
edition which is right here.
So let's head off into our 16th year starting with this
splendid crop of stories and poetry, from some old friends and some new
To make the newcomers feel at home we'll go round the room
and each of us will introduce ourselves to the group, then we'll break for
Anyone need de-caff?
Where are the biscuits? Oh, wait a minute, who wanted
Why can't anyone else in the world make proper biscuits?
Ones that you can dunk in a cup of tea..
Oh never mind, scrap the bonding exercise let's get
straight to the content:
Andrew Lee-Hart is back with
another historical piece featuring Lancelot at the time of King Arthur's
Camelot... and beyond. Read Forlorn.
KJ Hannah Greenberg's epic tale
concerns a relationship unravelling, then the strands intertwine in different
ways. It's called Familiarities.
Bradford Middleton returns this
month with a tale of a man barely functioning, how will he get through the
day?.. Will he even make it 'til lunchtime? Read A Morning Circling The
Simon King wrote a story about
British Prime-Minister Edward Heath last time and now he's turned his attention
to Charles Crumb, brother of the notorious cartoonist Robert Crumb. It's called
The editor. Yes, I have written a
little history of the site which I hope will interest those of you who
regularly visit Winamop. Why we did it.. that sort of thing. Not interested? Oh
well, you can't please everyone.
Neil Ellman has a knack of
interpreting works of art in poetic form. The poems stand up without the
pictures but the combination is delightful. This time he is inspired by the
work of Roberto Matta, Yves Tanguy, Sam Francis and Paul Klee.
DS Maolalai introduces himself to
us with this suite of five well-made poems. BIO
Here you have 2nd hand - The wine. Like Macbeth. R - My new leather jacket. - Drinking with
Matt. and A beautiful Tuesday.
JD DeHart turns his hand to poetry
this time, and he makes an excellent job of it too! Here are three new ones
called Underpinnings - Creek and What We Come to Know.
Adam Levon Brown is the brains
behind Madness Muse Press BIO and he introduces
himself to Winamop with five impressive poems: Serpentium - Seeking Solace -
Thy Kingdom Come - Midnight Stroll and Bullets and Fire.
That was good wasn't it?
If you want more, come back next month and I hope that we
will have some for you. That, of course, depends upon the fine band of
contributors who keep us going.
You can join them, write something and send it to me. Use
the email button at the bottom of the page.
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
Have a good look around and if you feel
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