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Here we are again and Autumn is approaching. I say
Autumn rather than Fall chiefly because I'm British and that's the
word we use, but also because I like words with ridiculous spelling.
But that's not important at the moment.. What is
important is that this really is the September edition of the mighty Winamop,
and the month has barely started!
This, of course, is solely down to the hard work of our
contributors, two of whom are new to Winamop.
So without further ado, let us commence proceedings:
Donal Mahoney is up first once more. This story concerns a
newspaper delivery driver who has taken over a round done by the same guy for
the last 30 years. What could possibly go wrong? Read New Driver on an Old
Now to introduce you to Steve Slavin, who describes
himself as a "recovering economics professor who earns a living writing math
and economics books". This story isn't about either of those things. It's
called Mother Knows Best.
Next I've unearthed a bit of light-hearted philosphy from
our late founding father J.B. Pick. This concerns Dr Quantum who is a recurring
character, appearing in a few of his poems. Like this one.
On to Poetry, and we start with the return of Gary Beck.
His collection; Too Harsh For Pastels is concerned with the suffering
and growing despair in our troubled society..
It's a pleasure to welcome Canadian poet Allison Grayhurst
[BIO] to Winamop. Allison's poems combine bold
imagery with strong emotion. You're in for a roller-coaster ride..
The Undertones made an album called More songs about
Chocolate and Girls; Paul Tristram could follow that with More Poems
about Beer and Relationships. I hope you like them!
KJ Hannah Greenberg has a new book out at
It's called Word Citizen. She has also sent us this single poem, about
the dual life of a young soldier: Dani and His Gun.
We finish with some ekphrastic poetry from Neil Ellman.
Welcome back Neil! The pictures he has taken inspiration from this time are by
the 20th century American expressionist artist Philip Gusman.
You may have noticed a slight bias towards poetry in this
edition and I like to keep things on par. So let's redress the balance next
time with a whole bunch of fiction!
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