2 poems by Sevda Akyuz

notes towards an operation                                                                                                                  let my solitude see me off a woman’s voice in the next room hard as it may seem                       I celebrate life in a blue room awaiting laparatomy                      ‘cos there is a big lump in my belly like a watermelon                  said an orderly elated andContinue reading “2 poems by Sevda Akyuz”

3 poems by Andreea Iulia Scridon

Tristiana   June today, and June’s days blossom one by one, as does the rose’s miraculous swirl, and its shame, and so do cruel amoebas and enchanted beetles, and thoughts of every crazy kind, it seems we model summer’s days from wet clay.   It seems that my mother, Cristiana, my mother, Tristia, is alreadyContinue reading “3 poems by Andreea Iulia Scridon”

Literary Spotlight and Writing Advice: Sue Burge with Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese

Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese. Photo by Peter Leese Translanguaging: A conversation with Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese      This month I’m really excited to have the opportunity to talk to Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese, who is a multilingual poet, literary translator, editor, cognitive linguist, scholar, artist, and so much more! Elżbieta combines her experience of living and working with/in languages with aContinue reading “Literary Spotlight and Writing Advice: Sue Burge with Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese”

Stephen’s Landing. A review by Andreea Iulia Scridon

Stephen’s Landing by Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, Adelaide Books, November 2020 Stephen’s Landing is a postmodern Bildungsroman, a complex fresco of cinematic positives and negatives, of multiple planes and universes, as the title itself suggests, for a neoromantic cosmic trope, characterized by a mix of enigma and possibility, weaves its way in and out ofContinue reading “Stephen’s Landing. A review by Andreea Iulia Scridon”

An Interview with Marc di Saverio. By Olga Stein

OStein: Marc, I’ve been attempting to do an interview with you for several months now. At first I thought we’d publish the interview in our November issue, which was themed around disability. Then I hoped to run an interview in the December issue, which highlighted religious holidays; I thought to myself—how appropriate, given the eponymousContinue reading “An Interview with Marc di Saverio. By Olga Stein”

Wreck Beach. A memoir and poem by Patricia Paterson

‘Kitsilano Beach’ by Ralph Temple, 11 1/2 X 19″ http://www. ralphtempleart.com Wreck Beach Vibe  “The real threat here is not nudity. It’s people.” Vancouver Rudy’s Instagram photo of the weathered driftwood poles on the sand got 12 ‘Likes’. It was a pinkish-grey sunset shot of Wreck Beach, in Vancouver—the kind of photo that makes you wantContinue reading “Wreck Beach. A memoir and poem by Patricia Paterson”

We didn’t read the news. A prose poem by Neil McCarthy

We didn’t read the news I was at my usual booth, half a cold cappuccino  in front of me, my daughter crawling over my lap in an attempt to crayon the paper I was reading. The man at the table across the floor looked like the  prison warden from The Shawshank Redemption. Whatshisface. I’d seen him in a few things recently. He smiled. StaredContinue reading “We didn’t read the news. A prose poem by Neil McCarthy”

The Lido. Fiction by Alex Keegan

The Lido My father, and my mother took us to the Lido: a yellow bus to Caerleon, then a walk, down a dirty, too-tight lane. Keep in, Ronnie! I don’t remember my sisters, perhaps they were paddling, but I, I was a boy and dad insisted. The other pool! The other pool, huge and deep, insistent,Continue reading “The Lido. Fiction by Alex Keegan”