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7thJanuary 2017

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 Winamop.

Here we go:

it says "stories"

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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it says "poems"

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.
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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 Mediatainment.
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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 Night.
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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.
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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.
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Not a bad start to a fledgling year is it?

Let's hope it continues in the same way..

Ed

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