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July already is it? Gosh! It'll soon be Christmas etc.
Before that happens we have summer to get through and the
weather forecasters are predicting hot weather.. in England.. in July! Can you
Whether the weather be fine, or whether the weather be
not, we'll continue with Winamop after informing you that Gary Beck's new
poetry book "Purpose" is out now. Find it
Here we go:
Andrew Lee-Hart's story this time
is about a man working under cover. He could be considered to be In
Captivity but he is thinking of a way out...
Louis Sisto is back with a story
about Fred who's life is going well... isn't it? It just needs a "leap of
faith" to take it to the next level. It's called Memory
Martin Green takes us back to the
year 2000 when a lot of the things that have happened recently were only a
distant possibility.. The Years Ahead is the title.
KJ Hannah Greenberg. Dr. Stanislav
Kozik is hurtling across the cosmos on a scientific mission which he probably
isn't wholeheartedly invested in. Still, it gets him out of the house doesn't
it? Deigning to be a Generalist is the title.
KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us
a collection of her photography of flowers and plants. Here are six more
(mostly) colourful images.
Terry Brinkman. Has a new piece of
art called Ashland. It's on his art page where you can see all
his other pictures too.
Gary Beck is welcome to Winamop any
time, especially when he's bringing a bundle of great poems. These are from a
new collection called "Unveilings": Time Out of Joint - Snow Storm -
Sharing - Presence and Finality.
Mark Anthony Pearce was last with
us exactly 12 months ago and that's a long time to wait, but he brings 12 poems
to make up for it: For Danny D Ford - Forty Three Trees - The Tough
Muscled One - Covid Threat - Tatiana Winked At Me - You Dont Read
Vaptsarov To Bulgarian Women In Bed - Broad Weir (S10) - Terrys Fending
Boredom - The Soldiers Of Snake Island Are Alive, Thank Goodness - Her Uterus
Was Trying To Kill Her - Reading Heberto Padilla By The Walcot Chapel
and A 50 Pence Smile.
Terry Brinkman again not only
brings us art but poetry too. Here are: After the Return - Bruiser Fern -
Sonnet CXXXVIV and Sonnet CCCLII.
Michelle Faulkner has been given
A Sign the Size of a Jeep which has inspired her to great
John Sweet returns to Winamop with
a new collection of poetry and he's still not happy about the state of the
world. Read the philosophy of negative light - grey lies the kingdom -
poem for symbolic crows - a crusade, obliquely - erie st. and
KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us
poetry in addition to the story and photography. The three poems are:
Parvenus Pals - Inside My Zeda: Word Police and
Grateful for Tiny Toes.
Quite a collection, and I've already had some come in for
the August edition, so that should be a good one too.
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Time for another vinho verde!
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continued unabashed since 2003.
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