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Double Issue: Volume 4(4) & 5(1)

John Whale Editorial
Michael Hamburger Amor Fati, February
Muted Song
Anne Fitzgerald Lexicon Tree
The Failed Bridge
Soldiering On
Mark Leech Haiku
William Oxley The Towers of London
London Carried Away
Consuming London
David Grubb Mrs. Wiseman is not in today
The light that gets in here
R. F. Langley Depending on the Weather
Jennifer K. Dick Hope
Le Deluge
Every Morning at the Border of the Antique Mirror
Aandrew Fitzsimons Garden
The Heart
What the Sky Arranges
Judy Kendall The History of the Parts of the Kanazawa
The Character of Rain
Back in Japan
Seán Mac Falls Under Blue Mountain
I saw a Hunter by a Country Road
Antony Rowland IO
Lee Sands A Mockery King
Allan Crosbie The Black Box and The Bomb
Ereic Tretheway The Room
The Wrong Fork
Evan Rail Better Homes and Gardens
Stanley Marcus La aurÚra
George Messo Hotel Paris, Trabzon
Leonie Rushforth Poppy reports from the Serpentine
Poppy at the Docks
Poppy on a Yellow Evening
Tamar Yoseloff Lekaki
Timothy Houghton Superheroes
Lost and Low in the Fog
Classical vs. Quantum
Jessica Davidson-Lawrence The Stallion
Gary Allen Sisyphus
The Backs
Stuart Henson Lamp
John Gallas Popakai Sonnet
Ginger Hill Sonnet
John Heaney
Little Ismet's Wedding
Olivia McMahon Survival English: Conversation
Crab Apple
In a Hopi Indian Village
Alasdair Gray Job's Skin
Edward Larrissy Paul Muldoon Moy Sand and Gravel
Denis Flannery Adrienne Rich Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations
Ellen Bryant Voight Shadow of Heaven: Poems
W. S. Milne Stones from the Wall
  Notes on Contributors

Selected Contributors:

Anne Fitzgerald holds an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast. Swimming Lessons (Stonebridge, Wales, 2001).

Michael Hamburger was born in 1924 and has been writing for 60 years with 150 titles to his name. His most recent translation is of W.G. Sebald’s After Nature, Hamish Hamilton (Penguin), Random House, New York, and Knopf (Canada).

R.F. Langley (b. 1938) was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. Collected Poems came out from Carcanet and infernal methods in 2000. It was short-listed for the Whitbread Awards that year, and was a Poetry Book Society recommendation. Before this the poems appeared in Hem (1978), Sidelong (1981), Twelve Poems (1994) all from infernal methods, and Jack (1998) from Equipage. More or Less, poems written since the Collected, from The Many Press, 2002.

William Oxley was born in Manchester. His poems have been widely published throughout the world, in magazines and journals as diverse as Sparrow and The Formalist (USA), The Scotsman, New Statesman, Agenda, Stand, The Independent, The Spectator, and The Observer. He has read his work on UK and European radios and is the only British poet to have read in Shangri-la, Nepal. His most recent books of poetry have been Cardboarch Troy (Stride, 1993), Collected Longer Poems (Salzburg University Press, 1994), and The Green Crayon Man (Rockingham Press, 1997).

Tamar Yoseloff’s first collection, Sweatheart (Slow Dancer, 1998) was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and the winner of the Aldeburgh Prize. She is a co-ordinator and a tutor for The Poetry School and is working towards an M.Phil in Writing at the University of Glamorgan. In 2001 she received a bursary from London Arts for her second collection, Barnard’s Star, which is forthcoming from Enitharmon.

Alasdair Gray was born in Glasgow 1934, and has since lived mainly by painting, and writing several plays, eight novels, three short story books (one of these shared with Ages Owens and James Kelman) two books of verse, two political pamphlets, and one anthology of prefaces.



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