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Welcome to the slightly delayed April issue of
As you can see below we have copious quantities of poetry
and some art but I was waiting for another story to arrive, I like to have
three or four stories in an issue. Thanks to Alex for stepping in to provide
that extra tale.
The quantity of fiction may be low but the quality is
Before we get underway I have some parish notices to tell
Arthur L Wood is a new contributor this month (see the
poems below) and he'd like to let everyone know that his new book 'Poems for
Susan' is available via his web-site:
Poetry From The Shires.
Also proudly announcing a new publication is Mark Anthony
Pearce who's latest book "Wheelchair
Tony" is now available at Between Shadows Press.
Notices read? Then here we go!
Andrew Lee-Hart's beautifully
constructed story The Colour of My Heart, tells of a relationship
which starts well, but then something changes.
Yash Seyedbagheri is back. There's
A Party going on upstairs and Yash hasn't been invited. It wasn't
always that way..
Alex Wyte doesn't often contribute
but he can always be relied upon to help out when we're short-handed. He has a
Can Do attitude!
KJ Hannah Greenberg has some
charming images for you. We have Crazy Daisy - Blossoms of Spring -
Purple Cat 2 - Those Intricate Pastle Patterns and Today is
Forever Tomorrow's Yesterday.
Terry Brinkman adds another
art-work to his collection. This one is a called Road to Camp and
you can see all ten of them on the same page.
Arthur L Wood is new to Winamop
[BIO] and introduces himself with this fine
collection of poems: Tourist - Macavity the Cat Part II - An Early
Encounter with a Spirit and A Sonnet on Time
Gary Beck has been with us many
times; he is a prolific poet with many published works. Here we have excerpts
from "Double Envelopment": Alien Relations - Spam - Shackles of
Oppression - The Lost and Lower Learning
George Gad Economou makes very
good poems and he has presented us with six of the best: early mornings -
attending classes - the small cage - staring at the abyss of gods - a box of
tea and a reason to drink.
John Sweet [BIO] returns to Winamop with a new collection of
poetry and I get the impression that he's not happy about the state of the
world. Read the obvious fear - still - uncrowned king - the burning gift
- poem like a dream held up to a mirror and other thoughts in the
age of ruin.
KJ Hannah Greenberg's poetry is
becoming harder edged. We have Protecting Your Yahoo - That Klaxon Sound
on Yom HaShoah and Long Ago, on a Halfway Hill. "Yom
HaShoah" is Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel, which was on April 7th and 8th
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Until we meet again, I am as always
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continued unabashed since 2003.
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