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Contents: Volume 10(3)

John Whale Editorial
Tom Liardet Seven Poems
John Saul Raven
Ben Wilkinson Poem
Johnny Reid Two Poems
Andrew Waterman Two Poems
Wendy Brandmark The Blessing
Rory Waterman Three Poems
Liz Atkins Almost there
Mark Swift Poem
Matt Simpson Two Poems
Uilleam Blacker Like My First Love
Alec Taylor Poem
Emma Curran Poem
Owen Lowery Two Poems
Charles Bennett Four Poems
Yuko Minamikawa Adams One Poem
Carol Farrelly First Skin
Steven Blyth One Poem
Stan Smith Four Poems
Siobhán Mannion At The Aquarium
Annemarie Austin Five Poems
David Groulx Two Poems
Rhian Gallagher Two Poems
Michael Nath Kennedy inquires into the meaning of kokum
John Whale Five Poems
Allesandra Lavagnino A Year in the Shop Window
(trans. Adam Elgar)
Marianne Burton Two Poems
Ian McEwan One Poem
Mick Gidley One Poem
Donald Mackay One Poem
Louis Daniel Brodsky Four Poems
Alasdair Paterson Three Poems
Adam Day Four Poems
Nicholas Leonard One Poem
Vidyan Ravinthiran One Poem
Christopher Horton One Poem
Chezia Thompson-Cager One Poem
Matt Barrell One Poem
Susan Taylor One Poem
Jenny Adamthwaite Two Poems
Anne Fitzgerald Three Poems
Matthew Griffiths One Poem
Hannah Copley Two Poems
N. S. Thompson Review
  Notes on Contributors

Selected Contributors:

Louis Daniel Brodsky born in 1941, has written seventy-two volumes of poetry, including the five-volume Shadow War: A Poetic Chronicle of September 11 and Beyond. You Can't Go Back, Exactly won the Center for Great Lakes Culture's (Michigan State University) 2004 best book of poetry award. He has also authored fifteen volumes of fiction and authored nine books on William Faulkner.

Anne Fitzgerald's collections are The Map of Everything (Dublin, Forty Foot Press, 2006), and Swimming Lessons (Wales, Stonebridge, 2001). She is a recipient of The Ireland Fund of Monaco Writer-in-Residence at The Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco.

Mick Gidley guest edited the special Native American issue of Stand (8:1) published in 2008. He is Emeritus Professor of American Literature & Culture at the University of Leeds, and recent scholarly publications include Photography and the USA and, as editor, Writing with Light: Words and Photographs in American Texts.

David Groulx was born in Northern Ontario in 1969. His mother is Ojibwe, his father French. David's work has appeared in numerous publications in Canada, England, Australia and Europe. He has published two poetry books, A Night in the Exude, and The Long Dance. He currently lives in Moose Creek, Ontario.

Alessandra Lavagnino lives in Palermo where she taught Parasitology at the University. She has published novels, stories for adults and children, and studies for the general reader about the impact of insects on human beings. Truth and Flies, the first account of a mafia society from a woman's point of view, is published by Troubador Storia.

Siobhán Mannion lives in Dublin. Earlier this year, her story ‘Lightning Bugs’ won the Hennessy First Fiction prize, and she was named Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year. She has previously been shortlisted for the PJ O'Connor Radio Drama Awards, and a new play ‘The Big Picture’ will be broadcast on RTÉ in December. She is currently working on a collection of stories.

Yuko Minamikawa Adams was born and grew up in Japan and her poetry has been mostly Japanese. After moving to England in 2001, she joined Poetry ID, a poetry group in Letchworth and started writing in English as well.

Mark Swift is South African born and his first volume of poems, Treading Water, won the Ingrid Jonker Prize for the best debut volume in Southern Africa. In 1987 he was awarded the Thomas Pringle Prize by the English Academy of Southern Africa. A fourth volume, Testing the Edge, was published in 1996.

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