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It's a brand new year and all we've had so far in the UK
is storms. They go through the alphabet with names for them and we're already
up to the letter J with the current one "Jocelyn". We'll probably get to
Zechariah by April at this rate..
Great weather for staying indoors and reading Winamop
Yes, I couldn't agree more (which isn't surprising as I
Before we get to the new edition, I must inform you that
both Gary Beck and KJ Hannah Greenberg have new books out. Gary's new novel is
called "Rescue Me" and is available at
and Hannah Greenberg's book of poetry is called "Subrogation" and is also
Good luck with those new books people and now let's get
going with this impressively substantial edition of Winamop.
Lee-Hart brings us the story of a composer whose life has taken a
turn for the worse, until he meets a new muse and things get complicated.
Quartet is the title.
Miller Is a man of my own hat, err, no I mean heart! You see, he
keeps losing his hat, or is it losing him? It's a mystery. Read The
Hat and see for yourself.
Duehr Is also new to Winamop and his story is about an old man who
appears to be losing his marbles, but maybe things aren't all they seem.
Kingsley is his name.
Powell Has some science fiction for us. An alien life form is on
Earth and bent on the annihilation of the human race. Who can stop them? The
story is called Legion.
Brinkman Revisits his younger days in this little tale of a fishing
trip which came to an unexpected end. The story is called Spring
Greenberg has a story for us this time, about a busker who could
have made the big time if it weren't for life getting in the way. Read
ADV05 brings his musical art to
Winamop. Meet the bugs from his beat tape ALTERED FILES.
Michael Moreth is new to Winamop
and here we can see three of his stunning oil paintings: Kernel -
Justifiable and Laughingly.
KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us
a collection of her digital art. This time it's more photographs of scenery and
things of interest.
Terry Brinkman has a great new
piece of art called Coalville Utah. It's on his art page where
you can see all his other pictures too.
Murgatroyd looks into the minds of the delegates at the climate
conferences. They promise one thing but what are they actually thinking? Find
out in (THINKS).
Sweet brings five great poems. They are still - [you
didnt have to let us go] - 1973, season of starving artists - everybody
loves a starving artist once theyre dead and a shovel, a
grave, a slow dance on the night before the diagnosis.
Webster brings us two poems this time. They are: On Seeing
Eagles and Gravity. They are good!
Brinkman has just one poem for is this time but it's worth reading.
It's called Blue Monsoon.
Greenberg also has a poem for us in this edition and it's called
Pawel Markiewicz brings us
something a little different, "Pyramid Poems". It's a lot about the layout
which I hope works for you.. It's time to meet the Family of tender
Well, there was a lot to get your teeth into there wasn't
I don't suppose we'll be able to keep up this frenetic
pace throughout the year but it's a strong start.
I am very grateful to all those who took the time to
contribute, without you, we have nothing..
If you feel you have something to contribute - stories,
poems art or music - please do so and together we'll keep Winamop going. The
email button is at the bottom of this page.
Onwards into the next storm!
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continued unabashed since 2003.
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