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Here we come, rubbing our eyes and trying to focus after
an orgy of consumerism and over-indulgence.. Oh, you've been at a vegan
gluten-free retreat during the festive period have you? Well, I've been
contributing to the Scottish economy by drinking all their whisky!
Whilst I consult my diet plan and wonder what on earth
awaits us in 2017 you can relax with the all-new January edition of
Here we go:
We kick of the New Year as we finished the old one: with
a story from Donal Mahoney. The parents of a soon-to-be-born child are faced
with a dilemma in The Farmer and Toulouse Lautrec.
Now it's time to introduce you to Andrew Lee-Hart, who has
sent in this excellent story about an art tutor with a very promising, but
unsettling, student. It's set at the beginning of the 20th century and it's
called Who by Fire.
I have another introduction to make; Ozimede Sunny
Ekhalume is a Nigerian author and poet. His writing has appeared in The Missing
Slate, Poetry Pacific and elsewhere. Here we have a flash fiction piece called
My Neighbours' Dog.
An unusual piece next from KJ Hannah Greenberg. It's a
conversation based on snippits of songs. How many can you sing? Have a go with
Didn't Kill 'em: A Musical Confession.
Poetry now, and we start with the return of AJ Huffman
who brings us 5 poems: In the Hungover Bathroom of Wakefulness, Crevices, Of
Fire, I Count Memories and The Waves Have Teeth.
Some of you may be familiar with Adam Levon Brown as he is
editor of Madness Muse
Magazine amongst other literary endeavours. Today he has brought three
poems for us: Queer Confessional, The Pursuit of Joy and
Time now to welcome back Blanca Alicia Garza who was last
with us in April. This time she brings us a new collection of five sensational
poems. Read Hush Love, Blush, A lonely Night, Free and Winter
A super new collection of poems now from Allison
Grayhurst. Allison, who is a Canadian poet, has written for us before and the
quality is always excellent. Here are: Without Hunger, Break The Chain, In
The Centre, It Is and What Is Good.
We finish with a new collection of ekphrastic poetry by
Neil Ellman. This time he has been taking inspiration from the work of the
twentieth century Swiss expressionist painter Paul Klee.
Not a bad start to a fledgling year is it?
Let's hope it continues in the same way..
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