Orbis 201, Autumn

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Orbis 201, Autumn 2022

All the best to you, and to Orbis!
(Glyn Maxwell; shortlisted for Best Collection in the Forward Prize)

‘Best wishes for the journal – and congratulations on such a successful magazine
over the years’ (Joy Harjo, United States Poet Laureate)

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Reviews by Philip Dunkerley; David Harmer; Jenny Hockey;
Jennifer A. McGowan; D.A. Prince; Pauline Rowe;
Theresa Sowerby; Andrew Taylor; Pam Thompson


Front cover artwork: ‘Melting butterflies‘ by Suzanne Bonds
back cover, detail from image

So which is it for you: A Dying Fall, or is September the new January,
full of new beginnings? You can certainly enjoy
Gabrielle O’Donovan’s
Miracle Of SamhainDrift with Rosie Adamson-Clark, and like Brooke James,
give thanks for 
An Abundance of Blessings – or be intrigued by
Capybara and a camera; let Anne Osbourn explain. It’s all in a good cause,
like
Tariq Hassan’s Ten Charities; just follow Alyza Taguilaso‘s Instructions
then you can appreciate Resurgam (Terence Brick) and concoct
something divine, like
Ian CawsConfectioner. But watch out for
Jeff Skinner’s warning about a Cloudburst, even more so
When it came to ways of saving the planet (Julian Bishop).
You may feel the need for some kind of
Defence, as Aidan Coleman does.
Or just a really good read…

Featured Poet: Pam Galloway,
Let’s go Big Toe!; Dovetail; Wings; Death and the moon

Poems from Ken Anderson, Simplex Munditis; Isabel de Andreis, condor;
Marilyn DonovanRed Knot: a MurmurationS C Flynn, Dinosaurs on the roof;
Martha Stainsby, Dragon Energy; Steven Taylor, El Lissitzky

Prose from Fiona Vigo Marshall, Serena conjures the unicorn;
Paul MurgatroydCOME TO WONDERFUL WHITLEY BAY;
Anne Osbourn, The climate change workshop

Translation: Pablo Dubois, El Pasado

Past Master: Mark Paffard on Andrew Marvell

Article: Philip Dunkerley, Noel Williams’ Words Of Wisdom

Orbis 201 Contributors also include

Daniel Boland; Sheena Bradley; Terence Brick;
Mike Barlow; Caroline Carver; Laura Ciraolo; Eithne Cullen;
Barbara Cumbers; Billy Fenton; Lydia Fulleylove; Gabriel Griffin;
Pauline Hawksworth; Christopher M James; Fred Johnston;
Zoe Karathanasi; Nigel Kent; Alison McCrossan; Bert Molsom;
Emmaline O’Dowd; 
Richard Palmer; Ali Pardoe;
John Priestley; Martha Stainsby;
Georgina Titmus; John Whitehouse

 

 



 

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October 31st
Southport Writers’ Circle Annual Short Story Competition 2022
www.swconline.co.uk

 

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October 31
The Bedford Competition

www.bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk

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October 21

Sonnet or Not 2022

www.cannonpoets.org.uk


Cannon Poets invite poems of 14 lines.
First Prize £500
Judge: Paul Francis
Details on website
www.cannonpoets.org.uk
or send SAE: Hon. Sec. Cannon Poets, 22, Margaret Grove, Birmingham, B17 9JH
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November 14th
2022 Café Writers Open Poetry Competition

www.cafewriters.org.uk

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August 31
THE INTERNATIONAL WILLESDEN HERALD SHORT STORY COMPETITION
www.willesdenherald.com

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July 31

* Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2022

11 – 17s

https://foyleyoungpoets.org/

July 31

* Ironbridge Festival of the Imagination Open Poetry Competition

ironbridgepoetrycomp@gmail.com

https://ironbridgefestival.co.uk/poetry-comp/

August 2
Second Light Poetry Competition
For long and short poems by women.
http://www.secondlightlive.co.uk/downloads/comp22.pdf.

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August 27

Buzzwords Poetry Competition 2022

http://buzzwordspoetry.blogspot.com/p/buzzwords-poetry-competition-2022.html

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