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Orbis 177, Autumn

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Front cover artwork: ‘Copper Rain’ by Kelly Marie Davidson
back cover, detail from image: www.artgallery.co.uk/artist/kelly_marie_davidson_2

Singing in the Rain, and Walking the Dog; as you may guess
from the cover, plenty here to be making a song and dance about,
rather than having to think about Xxxx…present buying,
unless a copy of the magazine of course, could be
Contained,
Alison Chisholm claims, 
while Jenny Hockey makes the case more strongly:
Why not end your days withoubecause you and Bobbie Sparrow both,
could be awaiting 
The quiet intercession of Eros,
or savouring the sound of
Noctilucence with Noel Williams.
Isn’t that
The key (John Brooke)?
Craig Dobson tells us all about Water’s Way,
but the way we do things at
Orbis is to ensure
that you continue enjoying the magazine.

Featured Poet


Anna Wigley:The Mysterious and Devastating Library Disease;
Papilloma;
The Last Soirée

Poems from:Geoffrey Godbert: The Deaths of Little Things;
Alice Merry: Like one of my skeletons;
Stuart Nunn
: Fugitive dishes of the world #7;
Juliet Wilson
: The Animals Decide to Become Invisible

Prose from: Cristina Haraba: Blindness; David Olsen: Frau Bieber’s Confession;
Rosa Thomas: Dancing Girl

Translation: Pablo Vieytes: Words;
Manu Mangattu:Yuan Hongri:The Song of the UniverseThy Song;
Neither Day nor Night
in the Kingdom of Heaven

Past Master: Stuart Nunn on Alexander Pope

Reviews: Maria Isakova Bennett, Philip Dunkerley, David Harmer,
D. A. Prince, David Troman
and Noel Williams

Orbis 177 contributors also include:

Christopher Allan; James Aitchison; Anne Banks; Stephen Bett;
Jo Burns; Mark Czanik; Adele Fraser; David Harmer; Richard Hughes;
David Lloyd; 
Michael Loveday; Eamonn Lynskey; James McKee;
Olha Matso; 
Kathy Miles; Anita Ouellette; Ali Pardoe; Sari Pauloma;
Fred Pollack; Neil Reeder; Marilyn Ricci; Marg Roberts; Davide Trame;
Jay Whittaker; Helen Whitten; Nicky Winder

January 31
@ Ó Bhéal’s Five Words Competition
Weekly closing date Tuesday at noon
Must feature the five words on the website:
www.obheal.ie

January 16

Magma Poetry Competition

http://magmapoetry.com/competition/magma_magazine_1

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March 31

International Rubery Book Award

For independent and self-published books

www.ruberybookaward.com

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January 2

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 ‘NEW TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR’ COMPETITION

www.bradtguides.com/ntw2016

Are you ready to enter
what might just be the world’s best travel-riting competition for unpublished writers?
Bradt Travel Guides have long been committed to the promotion of travel-writing talent
and this year they are teaming up with the Edward Stanford Writing Awards http://www.edwardstanfordawards.com/) to search for the ‘New Travel Writer of the Year’.
Open only to unpublished writers, this is a very special competition. The prize includes:
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December 9 – 24

Little Red and the Big, Bad Wolf

Unity Theatre

www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

4*

The Unity pantomime is always that little bit different, homely, and, to be honest, homilies – but at least no water (or innuendo) is used

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December 10-31

Snow White

Liverpool Empire

http://www.liverpooltheatres.com/empire.htm

4*

Seen one panto, seen them all – it can sometimes feel like that, particularly when you’re on to your umpteenth Cinderella or

(photo: Mark McNulty)

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December 9-January 14

The Star: An entertainment by Michael Wynne

Liverpool Playhouse
https://www.everymanplayhouse.com/

4*

You pays your money and you takes your seat, and what do you get? A mixture as rich as the best quality Christmas cake. This is an absolutely

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January 16

Magma Poetry Competition

http://magmapoetry.com/competition/

 

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January 31

TEIGNMOUTH POETRY FESTIVAL
Open Poetry Competition 2017

www.poetryteignmouth.com

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