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Orbis 166 Winter 2013

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Front cover artwork: ‘Knight’ by Sergey Malkov;

back cover, detail from image: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sergey-malkov.html

Featured Poet

Tom Cleary: Goose; Lolloping; In the Frame; Anemone, buddleia, chrysanthemum

Poems from:Katherine Duffy, Alpha Meets the Alphabet; Jane Frazier, Ha Ha Tonka;
David Mohan, Four Photographs of Anne Frank; S. S. Prasad, Eating Pongal;
Noel Sloboda, My Second Stepmother As Mole; Dorothy Yamamoto, Hares at Dublin airport

Prose from: Marie Lecrivain, The Weaning; Arthur Levine, Couch;
Andrew Pidoux, Lady with an Ermine

Translation:W.D. Jackson, St Anthony of Padua’sSermon to the Fishes (From Des Knaben Wunderhorn, 1905; Anonymous)

Past Master: Michael Henry on Francis Bourdillon

Reviews by Angelina Ayers,Ross Cogan,David Harmer, Afric McGlinchey,
Jennifer A. McGowan
, Clairr O’Connor,D.A. Prince and Noel Williams

Orbis 166 contributors also include:

Sharon Black; Terence Brick; Arthur Broomfield; Alison Chisholm; Gladys Mary Coles;

Claire Dyer; Scott Elder; Mike Gallagher; Patricia Griffin; Katie Hale; Alan Hester;

Eluned Jones; Pat Jourdan; Eamonn Lynskey; Shirley McClure; Tom Moody; Jilly Munro;

Tanya Nightingale; William Park; Stuart Pickford; Susanna Roxman; Sheila Spence;

Ellen Storm; Brian Wake; Christopher Williams; Frank Wood

 

Segora

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Segora Writing Competitions are now in their eighth year
www.poetryproseandplays.com

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Reviewed for Whatsonstage: shorter version here:
http://www.whatsonstage.com/liverpool-theatre/reviews/10-2013/crime-and-punishment-liverpool_32161.html

March 4-8
Touring until June 28

Dial M For Murder
Liverpool Playhouse
www.everymanplayhouse.com

3*
Atmospheric, claustrophobic…but what a load of glitches; maybe the worst being that while dialling anything, the ring tone can also be heard. What

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Grey Hen Press

April 30
GREY HEN POETRY COMPETITION
For women over 60
www.greyhenpress.com

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@ # POETS AND PLAYERS POETRY COMPETITION

http://poetsandplayers.co/competition-2014/

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April 30
THE STOKE POGES SOCIETY -
THOMAS GRAY ANNIVERSARY POETRY COMPETITION
http://thomasgray2016.org/poetry-competition/

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CV2

April 13
@ CONTEMPORARY VERSE 2 (CV2) ANNUAL 2-DAY POEM CONTEST
NB, must register to enter
Contest starts midnight, April 11;
CV2 provides each contestant with 10 words:
contests@contemporaryverse2.ca 
www.contemporaryverse2.ca/contest_2dayguide.html

Deadline extended from March 31 to April 7 for Kudos readers
@ THE TRIBE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP 
'YOGA SHORT STORY' WRITING COMPETITION
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with the Stoke Poges Thomas Gray Anniversary Poetry Competition,

The Wilfred Owen Association International Poetry Competition,

and The Dying Matters Coalition Competition: While There’s Still Time

 

Make more room for poetry with Poetry Space, Fish, Poets & Players,

Grey Hen, McLellan and Cannon – plus two goes, ladies, with Mslexia.

Encore for Henshaw Press, HISSAC and Cinnamon – for short stories,

plus all sorts for Segora, Wasafiri, Winchester, WriteStars and Yeoville

 

Or something a little different, from flash fiction at Mere and Write in the Week,

biography (Tony Lothian Prize) and playwriting:

The Shaw Society’s T.F. Evans Award

And you could always investigate:

Claymore; Corazon; Double Happiness; Kore; Roundel; The Tribe

and Wicked

 

MAY 31st

WIGTOWN POETRY COMPETITION 2014

in association with the Scottish Poetry Library

1st Prize:  £2000.  Runner up:  £500.

£25 x 8 supplementary prizes.

Gaelic Prize:  £250 (In association with the Gaelic Books Council)

Scots Prize: £250

Publication in Southlight Magazine.

Competition event: includes announcement of winners,

readings and contributions from judges

Festival: September 26-October 5.

Winners notified by August 9

Fee £7; £19/3. Then £5; £14/3.

Judges: W.N. Herbert (Main Prize), Anne Lorne Gillies (Gaelic) and John Manson (Scots).

SEND SAE:  Wigtown Poetry Competition, Wigtown Festival Company

County Buildings, Wigtown, DG8 9JH

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March 8 – April 5

12th Night

Everyman, Liverpool

www.everymanplayhouse.com

4*

 

Sorry as I was to miss the Grand Opening, the impact of the first attendance at this splendidly refurbished theatre made up for it. The good news is, we were in the brand new gallery, whose nice comfy seats really do help you feel like being up amongst the gods; sadly, still not much leg room, and God help anybody less than slender making their way out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Orbis 165 Autumn 2013

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Front cover artwork: ‘Moonglow’ by Norah Ranshaw;

back cover, detail from image: www.norahranshaw.com/

 

Featured Poet, Penelope Shuttle:
A Little Knowledge; A Number of Churches in Norwich; Haworth; Consultation 

 

Poems from: Susi ClareThe peach grower’s last request;
Seth Crook, What the Ferrymen KnowRichard HughesAll things pastel;
Dave MeddFirst Song of the Clown; Hilary MellonMr Lister;
Ada WhitakerTortoise Thoughts; Charles WilkinsonNames of the Modern Devil

 

Prose from Don AmmonsThe BullyKimmy BeachGranny Kick-Ass;
John SmelcerThe Lost Journal of the 1886-87 Swedish Polar Expedition             
Past Master: Vince Smith on A E Housman

Reviews by
Rosemary Badcoe; Maria Bennett; Afric McGlinchey; Jennifer A. McGowan;
D.A. Prince; Andrew Taylor; Lynne Taylor; Dave Troman; Noel Williams

Orbis 165 contributors also include:

John Arnold; Helen Ashley; Janice Ball; Michael Bartholomew-Biggs;
Denise Bennett; 
Norman Bissett; Faye Boland; Owen Bullock;
David Cameron; Eddie Castellan; 
Rhea Chung-Pomonis; Jane Clarke;
Robin Daglish; Jonathan Edwards; Pat Farrington; 
Silas Gorin; Sue Guiney;
Jenny Hamlett; Margaret Holbrook; 
Anne Lawrence; Simon Lewis;
Jennifer McGowan; Eliza Mood; David Olsen; Alexandra Sashe; 
John Tatum;
Heidi Williamson; Grahaeme Barrasford Young

 

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