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September 1st

Yes it's September and of course that means it's time for the August edition of Winamop!

Obviously it would have been nice if I'd managed to get my act together a little sooner but this edition will have to straddle two months because it's holiday time and we're all busy not being busy.

A few of our regulars have kept their noses to their grind-stones ( fingers to keyboards would have been more appropriate but I like a hackneyed metaphor ) and here we see the fruits of their labours.

To start with we return to Martin Friel's novel When the Traffic Lights Stopped. We have reached Chapter 6 and the most successful "people's politician" so far, is in deep water... (click here to start from chapter 1)
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Next it's good to hear from Donal Mahoney again. Here he relates the story of a bereavement; who will tend the farm now that the old man is gone?
read this!


A treat now from Mary Cresswell. This new suite of poems are not to be taken too seriously but they are some of my favourites. I particularly appreciate a poem whose title is longer than its verse!
read this!


A poem next from KJ Hannah Greenberg who is one of the stalwarts who keep this site going. She tells me that she has a new chapbook out called The Little Temple of My Sleeping Bag. The poem we have for you is called Regard Carefully.
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Well I'm afraid that's all we have this time, only four items... This is the summer doldrums problem. I need your help, get writing and send me something for next time, you know you want to!

The e-mail button is at the bottom of the home page so press it and send me something, I'll give it due consideration.

I'm off to the frozen north for a few weeks, the next edition will be in October, which gives you plenty of time to create something.

I'm looking forward to seeing what comes in.




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