Contents of issues

Issue 24, Contents


Act OneIf By Light Sherre VernonThe Chief Poisoner Will See You No Ron LouieAnxiety and Television News Lois Roma-DeeleyFragment Rebecca GethinI’ve Split the Ash and Now I Read Anne Sexton Robert Carr Four Corners Where I See My Son Kate Rigby Marginal Matt MerrittNarcissus Ponders Verge Lois Marie Harrod
Act TwoChimera Mary MakofskeArgentea Marginata d'Ores&DejaPassing Kathleen O’TooleGrey Clouds Linda OpyrCartography of a Name Sarah LaoTrue North Kathryn Gessner CalkinsShetland Morning Kate Rigby Hadron Dale Wisely
ReviewsSleepless, Julia DeakinNear Future, Suzannah EvansMultiverse: an international anthology of science fiction poetry edited by Rachel Plummer and Russell Jones
Act Three
Snails Patricia McCawCalder-Hebble Navigation Helen BodenShoreline D A PrinceCoastal footpath David CallinCorpus callosum E J ShuLetter to C. Elizabeth YalkutWith thanks to the workers of the Woodland Trust Luke LankesterDriving through Golden Gate Park with an old friend Sara Streett
Act FourCalling My Sister Elise HempelF(x) = 2/T Rita Rouvalis ChapmanAll That is Recalled in This Stillness John GreinerGreat piece of turf Beth McDonoughPond Heather ShakespeareThe Library Beyond the Wall William StephensonOf the like of the giver of guts Robert Wrigley

Issue 23, Contents


Act One35,000 Feet Sarah WatkinsonRain or Tinnitus Juliet AntillA Proton as a Serving of Minestrone Pippa HennessyHis mind becomes an osprey's nest Jane Lovell Sea-drift Sarah Hymas13.8 Billion Years Linda StrykerParallel Terry Persun
Act TwoPreservation Judith TaylorA Panpsychist Confides in the Universe Claudia Gary Autumn Across the Valley Richard HoffmanAgar Days Victoria GatehousePentimento Catherine ChandlerThe Empty Well of Autumn Linda Opyr(It appears crooked, that half-submerged) Aaron NovickSpace Iain Twiddy
ReviewsThe Distal Point by Fiona MooreFlood by Jessica Mookherjee
Act ThreeThe Orrery At Kelvingrove Juliet AntillDrinking in The Multiverse Brian Johnstone Riding the Light — A Loopy Theorem Alice Campbell RomanoThe Blind Watchmaker’s Daughter Ginny SaundersBalance D.O. MooreGenesis Craig DobsonCharred Ember Laurel S. PetersonThe Archaeologist's Field Notes Dawn Manning
Act FourPlanck’s Constant Emma Aprile Metamorphosis Mark McDonnell Archaeopteryx Anna Forbes No, I Have Not Actually Seen a Phoenix Joshua Clayton The Challenges of Naming Tricia Knoll Self-Portrait Aged 25 Lisa Megraw First Light George Neame The Black Widow Nebula Martin Elster Seaweed Cinquains Seth Crook

Issue 22, Contents


Act OneGall, Susan McCombAugust Cantata, Ann E MichaelLane closed for material curing, Sarah Barnsley Poem, equally suitable for a newborn child, or a newborn kitten, Gail WhiteArmand & I have an argument, Laurinda Lind Late Cedar,s J M McBirnie Body Chemistry, Beth McDonough
Act TwoJanuary, Judith Taylor Rural Idyll, Sue Kindon Learning Finnish, Annette Volfing In the Churchyard, David Callin Pearl, Robert Krantz The Pier at Dún Chaoin, Chris Brauer Caged in Aleppo, Diane G Martin Kite Days, Jean L Kreiling ReviewsForever, Now by Helen Cadbury Afterhours, Inua Ellams and Selected Poets All the Naked Daughters, Anna Kisby Act ThreeAnother Year’s Grief, Ann E Michael Dusk, Tim Love The Buddha, Mark McDonnell We Illuminate a Night Scene from King Rene's Book of Love, Lois Marie Harrod Fault Line, Abegail Morley Somniphobia, Ian HeffernanCats, Lowell JaegerDecision, Russell Jones
Act FourTrimester, Sarah Bersonsage One Night in Alport, David Harmer Sea Song, Sarah Carleton Woman Taken by a Wave, Kate Noakes My Life in the Backyard, Becky Busby Palmer Graveside, Terence Culleton Whole, Aoife Reilly Holdfas,t Mark Totterdell

Issue 21, Contents


Act OneBeast, Killian O’DonnellThe Weather We Call Raw, David TroupesEve, Peter Lo BiancoThe day the freezer broke and all the food melted is the day, Jane BurnThe Seagull, Rachel RankinAuden in Yorkville, 1939, Chris EdgooseSix Years Old on Her Grandparents’ Porch, Penelope Scambly SchottLiving Bus 8, Douglas Jones Act TwoOutside Holy Trinity, Sue KindonDrawn in Perspective , Ruth AylettCatching Clementine, Faith WilliamsAbandoned Railroad Bridge on the River, John SolenstenNight Tapestry, Lee NashI Read a Poem Today About a Spider, J R SoloncheRiff: what it takes, Kathleen O’TooleA catch-all, Patrick Theron Erickson
ReviewsMillstone Grit, edited by Rosemary Badcoe, Noel Williams and Carolyn WaudbyDinner at the Blaws-Baxters’, Andrew Sclater Kaleidoscope, Mick YatesStrawberries and Black Pudding, Joyce Mansour, trans. Carol Martin-SperryDung Beetles Navigate by Starlight, Sarah Watkinson Act Three Sylvia’s Games, David TroupesA Bag of Frozen Kidney Beans, Burgi ZenhaeusernMeiga, Elizabeth GibsonRow, Robert Krantz“Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?”, Kurt LuchsHuddersfield Narrow Canal: Lock , Alison LockKeeping Watch, Anne Coughlan Act FourThe House, Karen DennisonTowards Sundown, Jock SteinFelling, Jenny HockeyC282Y 51, Susan L LearyHigh, Thomas PletcherA Silent Majority, Tristan MossBioluminosity, Jenny MartinYou are in the Hard Places, Jessica MookherjeeAfterwards, Anthony Watts

Issue 20 contents

Act One The Moon Illusion Robert WrigleyAnatomy Ceridwen HallApril in Myth Wren TuathaPartial Understanding Brian JohnstoneFrom heaven Judith TaylorAcqua Alta Fiona LarkinPhilip Levine’s Good Ear Lisa Kelly
Act TwoFerry Across New Year Chrissy BanksBecause of your problem, are you afraid people may think you are intoxicated? Michael AlbrightFor the Traveler Tricia KnollJealous Kim BridgfordOur Evolution Luigi CoppolaShe nearly died… Anne StewartTrying his art on laments Tony WilliamsCatharsis Mary Makofske
ReviewsKith, Jo BellThe Fetch, Gregory LeadbetterThere Was and How Much There Was, Zeina Hashem Beck This Changes Things, Claire Askew Homing, Mary KingBrief Encounters: Beautiful Day, JR Solonche Small Disturbances, Isabel BermudezThe Swell, Jess Mookherjee Act ThreeThe Buzzard Anna LewisThe Fernery Jane FrankTake It Off the Mat Ellen GoldsmithCompliment Ceridwen HallMy Mother’s St. Vith Polly BrownOctober Wake Jean L. KreilingSinann Clifton RedmondBeachcomber Richie McCaffery
Act Four Ant Lion, Owlfly, Doodlebug Deborah BrownGold Leaves Kathy GeeMissing Susan Roney-O’BrienTranscendence Jac ShortlandOn the Clifftop Petra WhiteCafé Theater Ceri EaglingFitting In Seth Crook

Issue 19 contents


Act One Mariana and the Roadkill Sally DouglasThe Specifics Morna FinneganKirstenbosch Alexandra StrnadUndammed Ivy SchweitzerWalk Judith TaylorThe Years Isabel BermudezFulford Lake, Alberta Karen Petersen
Act TwoIn Deep Julia DeakinIntellect Robert BeveridgeApoptosis C Wade BentleyNightswimming in a Stranger’s Pool Mike SayeSummer Solstice Anchorage Jill DeryPlace de l’Opéra Kate NoakesSky-gardens Alexandra Strnad
ReviewsEarth Girls, Lisa BrockwellThe Density of Salt, Kate GarrettThree Short Reviews:Alan Buckley, The Long HaulRoy McFarlane, Beginning with your Last BreathMark Pajak, Spitting DistanceNoir, Charlotte Gann
Act ThreeAbraham Jory MickelsonFactoring Rachel NixA Great Work Rebecca HurstOut of Place Ivy SchweitzerStone-watching Mark LeechThey Arrive Restless Obi NwakanmaArtwork Number 53, Borough Station Alice Tarbuck
Act FourClarification Michael FarryNew Moon Tim LoveTotem Song Mike SayePerfectly Still Ellen GoldsmithNurse’s Day Tamam KahnNavigating the Annals Abegail MorleyRunning in the Rain Sarah LawExhaustion Becca Menon

Issue 18 Contents

Act One Ode to my Weight Loss - Krista Cox Vigilant Poem - Samantha MadwayAtheism - Claire Scott The Passenger - Theophilus Kwek Mass Spectrometry - Hannah Hackney Maybe It Was Something about Trolls - C Wade Bentley Nervous for Cigarettes - Ricky Garni My Xylophone - Clark Holtzman
Act Two Net Operating Loss - Kathryn Pallant Current Account - Annette Volfing The Decision - Helen Evans The Ball - Charlotte Gann Suicides - Bayleigh Fraser Tumbleweed - Charlotte Innes Suburban Mid-Life Crisis - Tiffany Krupa Lullaby - David Briggs
Interval – Reviews Helena Nelson, How (Not) To Get Your Poetry Published Ruby Robinson, Every Little Sound Stephen Payne, Pattern beyond Chance
Act Three Changes - Daniel Bennett Coltsfoot - Hilde Weisert Puffins - David Seddon Sinkhole - Simon Haworth Passed - John Greening Looking for a Northern Light - Rebecca Gethin Laika - Cheryl Pearson
Act Four Erasure - Robert Ford Timescape - Jane Røken Snapshot, Yesterday - Jennifer A McGowan For a moment, lying on the grass in summer - Ingrid Hanson At the Van Nuys State Disability Insurance Office - Yxta Maya MurrayVanishing Point - Nicky Thompson Rue de l’Aude - Sally Spedding Gloria - Ian TrompSlim Volume - Seth Crook

Issue 17 Contents

Act OneThe Tree – Isabel Bermudez Camping for Beginners – Juliet Antill The Light Box – Susan Stiles Not Reading On – David Callin Anniversary Song – Sylvia Byrne Pollack Fire-Eater – Myra Pearson The Return Trip – Claudia Gary Pelagic – Sarah Watkinson Act Two How Could I – Siham Karami Dead Reckoning with Planchette – Susan Grimm Tagged – David Callin Sky Edge – Tracey O’Rourke Names: Spelt, Spoken, Felt – Skendha Singh “He Is Close to Death,” We Hear – Ann E Michael My Caribbean – Clark Holtzman 25 Vendémiaire, An II – Page Nelson Interval – Reviews Jenifer Smith, Reading Through the Night Chris Dodd, Feeding out the Rope Scott Elder, Breaking Away Helen Evans, Only by Flying Act Three Nothing to Say – Kevin Casey Notices – Mark Leech I Am Not Joan Rivers – Anne Harding Woodworth The Green Apartment – Pam Thompson Skype from America – Rasma Haidri What I Am – Juleigh Howard-Hobson Bloody Jackdaws – Juliet Antill Castaway – Hilary Hares Act Four The Brush – Judith H Montgomery Orange – Jane Frank On the Day of the Dead – Kenneth Salzmann The Art of Food – Tim Love The Field – Vishvantara Miasma – Mary Makofske A Clear Out – Beth McDonough Herring Loss – Lisa Kelly

Issue 16 Contents

Act One Venezia Don Zirilli Alone, Almost Sylvia Byrne Pollack Heaven and Hell Sue Kindon Eponymous Simon Royall Day Watch Ellie Danak Bolingbroke David W. Landrum Symphony Linda Elkin Patmos Ted McCarthy
Act Two Arriviste Laura Cherry Your Eulogy for Checking Kathy Gee Sánto Antonío Dvorah Telushkin Egyptology Martin Malone On the Fly Peter Serchuk Leaf Lessons Mark Leech Love is a Far Country Stacey Margaret Jones The Hanging Jane Røken
Interval – Reviews Peter Sansom, Be Careful What You Wish For Vishvantara, Cursive Humfrey Coningsby, Jonathan Davidson
Act Three Odysseys of an Onion Moon Sophia Pandeya Mid Life Crisis Jane Frank A Dolphin Describes The Grey Ghost Simon Williams On Plums Brice Ezell Five Ways to Grieve: Outline for an Instruction Manual Penelope Scambly Schott Toad Will Kemp Sénanque Abbey: Meditations Jennifer A. McGowan Act Four The Faithless Husband Roy Marshall Rope Linda Elkin Green and Pink Hydrangea Priscilla Atkins Nineteen Sixty Seven Jessica Mookherjee Pledge Brian Johnstone How to Catch a Pebble Ruby Robinson The Secret Society Seth Crook